Skillsoft Leadership Development Program Named Corporate Learning Solution of the Year in 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Skillsoft’s innovative scenario-based learning program sets the bar for corporate learning & development

BOSTON – June 19, 2019Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, today announced that its Skillsoft Leadership Development Program has been named Corporate Learning Solution of the Year in the inaugural EdTech Breakthrough Awards. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards showcase technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in educational technology solutions across the globe.

The innovative, scalable and cost-effective Skillsoft Leadership Development Program is designed to prepare leaders to manage agile teams in today’s digital economy. Videos in the program feature a unique learning design and scenario-based pedagogy modeling the critical human-interaction elements of leadership to engage modern learners through compelling drama and pragmatic storytelling. This methodology increases learning retention and demonstrates effective implementation strategies within the team context using realistic and engaging leader dilemmas, allowing learners to tie learning to on-the-job behaviors. The program’s flagship courses cover 30 of today’s most critical leadership competencies, including Leading Through Disruption, Leading Through the Challenge of Change, and Leading with Agility.

“Our goal with the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the educational technology innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough Awards. “Designed for modern leaders and learners, the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program is setting the bar for corporate learning technology excellence while delivering content aligned with the rapidly changing needs of today’s leading organizations.”

With more than 1,500 nominations in the inaugural competition, the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program was named an EdTech Breakthrough Awards winner alongside Google, Microsoft and Rosetta Stone. Winning products and companies were selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design and user experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories. The full list of 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards winners can be found here.

“Receiving EdTech Breakthrough Awards’ Corporate Learning Solution of the Year honor is a testament to the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program’s unique learning design and the innovative scenario-based pedagogy that is core to this program,” said Heide Abelli, senior vice president of content product management, Skillsoft. “As organizations flatten their legacy structures, this program provides critical, state-of-the-art training in a scalable way to leaders who are guiding agile, cross-functional teams.”

Since its debut in 2018, the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program has been named New Product of the Year in the American Business Awards (Stevie Awards) and Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business. Videos within the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program have also won Telly Awards and American Business Awards (Stevie Awards) for video excellence.

Learn more about the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program and its award-winning scenario-based learning.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.

Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

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