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Leadership and Business Roadmap - Hispanic Heritage Month - September 2022

September 10, 2022 | by Josh Penzell and Amy Cantin
“Recognize the parts of your culture that have shaped your past, and the parts you want to carry with you into the future.”
- Sol Peralta, Audience Engagement Manager at Jopwell

In today’s environment, workforce development through skill acquisition is more important than ever. Skillsoft's new Skill Benchmark Assessments are designed to provide a clear picture of where learners need upskilling, ensuring they spend more time on learning content that leads to new skill acquisition.

We have 3 new Benchmark Assessments which align with our Leadership Development Program Powered by MIT Sloan Management Review (SLDP):

  • Leading the Business
  • Leading Your Team
  • Leading Yourself

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Off the Shelf

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. It is a moment to respect and celebrate the American Latino community's vibrant culture, rich history, and diversity. The Hispanic-American population has left an unmistakable imprint on the culture and economy of the United States. To honor the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success, the Skillsoft Leadership and Business Content team invites you to watch, read, or listen to one of our various resources about Hispanic Americans.

Throughout September, Skillsoft’s virtual book club, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic people who have inspired others to succeed.

American Business Women's Day

Additionally, on September 22nd, we honor the achievements of US businesswomen by celebrating American Business Women's Day. Businesswomen are role models for young women who aspire to be leaders. On this day, Skillsoft recognizes the contributions and achievements of millions of US women across the workforce.

To commemorate the 1949 founding date of The American Business Women’s Association and American Business Women’s day, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that celebrate women’s contributions, achievements, and greatness across the US workforce.

By Julie Winkle Giulioni | published by Association for Talent Development (ATD), © 2022.

September’s pick of the month

In Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive, Julie Winkle Giulioni offers you a new approach for developing your employees' careers and helping them thrive in a company when promotions are not readily available. Help bring your employees and your organization to even greater achievement with a strategy that will increase your employees' job satisfaction, performance, knowledge, and skills, and strengthen your organization's workforce.

Promotions Are So Yesterday is available on Percipio as a digital book and a book summary.

Live Event in September

CHATTER: The Voice in Our Head and How to Harness It
with Ethan Kross on September 14, 2022 (12:00 PM ET)

Award-winning psychologist and author of the national bestseller CHATTER: The Voice in Our Head and How to Harness It, Ethan Kross shows how the conversations we have with ourselves can improve our lives in surprising ways—from our health and our job performance to our relationships and decision-making. In this event, he reveals how we can harness the power of our minds to boost productivity and well-being in our personal lives and help us become better leaders to others.

Skillsoft Leadercamps in September

Leading A Learning Culture
Randal Vegter on September 13, 2022 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM)

First up is “Leading A Learning Culture” with Randal Vegter on September 13, 2022 (12:00 PM–1:00 PM). Randal Vegter is Skillsoft's VP of Talent Enablement & Culture, working with our leadership to unleash the talent of our employees.

As an HR and Talent veteran of 17 years, Randal Vegter puts his expertise to work in this Leadercamp to address ways in which leaders at all levels can instill learning practices and mindsets into the fabric of organizational culture and the employee experience.

Demystifying The Problem Solving Process
Yvette Castanon on September 22, 2022 (12:00 PM ET)

Next is "Demystifying The Problem Solving Process," featuring Yvette Castanon on September 22, 2022 (12:00 PM ET). Yvette Castanon is an experienced leadership coach with a proven record of success in providing her thirty-three years of experience as Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations at IBM, Siemens, Nokia, and ROVi Corporation, expert Leadership Coach Yvette Castanon will reveal how we can approach problem solving in a new light.

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From courses, Live Events, and Leadercamps to digital books and book club, there’s something for everyone.

In case you missed last month's Roadmap Blog, you can view it here.

And here you can find a snapshot of content and events released into Skillsoft's Leadership and Business catalogs in August 2022, as well as a development schedule for the next 90 days.

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