Skillsoft Leadership Development Program Recognized for Excellence in the 40th Annual Telly Awards 

Video-based corporate training courses earn Bronze Telly Awards for excellence in Training and Education categories

BOSTON – June 6, 2019Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, today announced that its Skillsoft Leadership Development Program won two prestigious Telly Awards. The 40th annual Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, BuzzFeed and A&E Networks.

Two video courses from the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program, “Building Your Personal Emotional Skills” and “Recognizing Gender Biases and Barriers,” were named Bronze Telly Winners for excellence in the Training and Education categories. 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 scenario-based pedagogy modeling the critical human-interaction elements of leadership to engage modern learners through compelling drama and pragmatic storytelling.

Sample of the scenario-based learning pedagogy used in Skillsoft Leadership Development Program videos

“Skillsoft is pushing the boundaries for video training innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “Recognition of videos within the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program is a tribute to the talent and vision of the program’s creators and a celebration of the diversity of work being made today for corporate learners.”

Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Condé Nast, Netflix, Refinery29, RadicalMedia, T Brand Studio and Ogilvy & Mather. The full list of this year’s 40th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

“It’s an honor to have the prestigious Telly Awards recognize the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program’s unique learning design,” said Heide Abelli, senior vice president of content product management, Skillsoft. “This recognition further validates our commitment to developing high-quality video content that meets the leadership needs of modern organizations, helping fill leader pipelines, build capable leaders early in their careers, support leaders through critical transition points and develop even tenured leaders in emerging digital leadership competencies."

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

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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