Skillsoft’s Sales Enablement Team Wins Two Notable Industry Awards

Brandon Hall Group Excellence and Elearning! Learning! 100 Awards recognize Skillsoft’s “Leadership in Focus” program for its commitment to sales leadership training

BOSTON – September 18, 2018 – Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced that its Sales Enablement team’s “Leadership in Focus” program won Gold in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence Awards for Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program. Elearning! Media Group also ranked the program in the Top 40 of its prestigious Elearning! Learning! 100 Awards.

Skillsoft’s “Leadership in Focus” program is core to the company’s initiative to provide leadership development opportunities to sales leaders globally. The continuous, blended learning program trained 69 sales leaders and 13 high-potential field sales personnel in a five-month period.

“Leadership in Focus” featured John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership as its guiding framework. Its design enabled Skillsoft sales leaders across the globe to participate, independent of time and location, by relying on the company’s vast library of multimodal and microlearning assets, including videos, books and Skillsoft Book Summaries. As a result, the program:

  • Built learning directly into the participants’ workflow so they could invest in learning, reflection and on-the-job application when time allowed
  • Challenged participants to evaluate their current leadership acumen, define their leadership aspirations and develop an action plan to achieve their leadership goals
  • Gave participants anywhere, anytime access to a wide array of leadership resources to continuously sharpen their leadership skills
  • Provided measurable business results derived from the success of the leadership program’s positive impact on individual leaders and the business

“It’s an honor that prestigious organizations such as Brandon Hall Group and Elearning! recognized our Sales Enablement team's ‘Leadership in Focus’ program as one of the top learning initiatives in 2018,” said Chad Gaydos, Chief Operating Officer of Skillsoft. “The fact that these awards are based on our sales leaders leveraging Skillsoft’s world-class leadership training content makes the recognition especially heartening. Both awards are a true testament to the significant investment we have made in our sales leadership to support their careers. As an added benefit, the program has had a positive impact on Skillsoft's business.”

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results. The program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms. Skillsoft was one of two organizations designated Gold winners in the Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program category.

The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

“Excellence Award winners personify innovation that drives business results. Our winners embrace the future and embrace change and the challenges that go with it,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “It’s impressive in reviewing these entries how organizations – both large and small – work across functions to make human capital management a valuable asset that enables business success.”

Learning! 100 Awards

The Elearning! Media Group’s Learning! 100 Awards recognize the top 100 organizations for their best-in-class learning and development programs, enabling learning cultures that create outstanding organizational performance. In its eighth consecutive year, the Learning! 100 Awards is comprised of the 60 corporate enterprises and 40 public sector learning organizations with the most effective and highest performing learning programs.

“The Learning! 100 recognizes the top 100 global learning organizations for high performance. These organizations are innovative, collaborative and have a truly immersive learning culture,” reports Catherine Upton, Award Chairperson at Elearning! “Organizations ranging from 6 to 2 million employees are among the finalists this year, proving size does not matter when it comes to making a difference in learning.”

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning solutions 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 the most comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, IT Skills and Certification Training, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience accelerates 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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