SkillSoft Hosts Seminar Program on Organizational Effectiveness Best Practices for Emerging Workforce
NASHUA, N.H.–SkillSoft Corp. (Nasdaq: SKIL),
a leading provider of critical business skills courseware for e-Learning solutions,
today announced a 30-city seminar program for human resource and training professionals.
The seminar program will outline the requirements for organizational effectiveness
in today’s business culture – one in which change is constant and the decision-making
process is circular, rather than hierarchical.
With more than 1.5 million users, SkillSoft provides Web-based
business training to Global 2000 organizations, government agencies,
and universities in skill areas such as management, leadership,
communication, project management and customer service, as well as
business subjects such as e-commerce, finance, marketing, sales, and
"Companies today must foster processes and practices that meet the needs
and expectations of today’s emerging workforce. Today’s worker takes responsibility
for his or her own career and expects advancement based on performance, not
on job tenure. He or she sees change as natural and not as something to be avoided,”
said Dr. Elaine Voci, SkillSoft’s director of e-learning strategies. “Retention
rates, recruiting success, customer satisfaction, employee productivity – these
are only some of the important business metrics that can be dramatically influenced
by organizational effectiveness strategies.”
The seminar program will also include discussion of three
companies that have included e-learning as part of their
organizational effectiveness strategy.
The e-learning case studies
- IBM’s Basic Blue management training program, which blends
online coursework and mentoring with classroom training.
program has eliminated six to eight weeks of classroom training
for new managers.
- Verizon’s internet sales team training program, which blends
online learning, classroom training, mentoring, and knowledge
This program has reduced training time from 18
weeks to 8 and has doubled the size of initial sales.
- Rockwell Collins’ blended learning program, in which savings of
$23M for 15,000 learners worldwide are projected.
of the company’s training is online; the goal is to increase it
The free seminars are held from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and include a question-and-answer
session. To register or obtain more information, call 800-327-6960 or go to
Seminar attendees will also receive free copies of SkillSoft’s recent white
paper “e-Learning in 2001: An Industry Snapshot of Adoption and Projected Investments,”
which details the results of an independent benchmark survey of 300 U.S. and
Seminars are scheduled for the following cities: Indianapolis April 30 Detroit May 10 Birmingham May 16 Washington, D.C. May 17 Charlotte May 18 Seattle May 24 Phoenix May 25 NYC/Westchester County May 30 Newark May 31 Omaha June 5 New Orleans June 5 Wichita June 6 St. Louis June 6 Dallas June 12 Orange County, CA June 12 Houston June 13 Los Angeles June 13 Memphis June 19 Minneapolis June 19 Milwaukee June 20 Chicago June 21 Philadelphia June 21 Denver June 27 Cleveland June 27 Little Rock June 28 Ft. Lauderdale July 10 Tampa July 11 Atlanta July 12
With more than 1.5 million user seats, SkillSoft is one of the
largest providers of e-Learning solutions for Global 2000 companies.
SkillSoft courses cover a broad variety of critical professional and
business skills; courses and support services are specifically
designed to reap the benefits offered by the Internet and Web-based
customer environments. This design enables SkillSoft users to access
needed learning resources, with the required specificity or breadth —
any time and from any location with access to the Internet.
Customers receive comprehensive learning and performance support
solutions for their workforce through the SkillSoft library, comprised
of more than 600 courses for global business markets.
More than 440
courses are in English and more than 200 are specifically localized
for the Italian, U.K., and other international markets.
also includes more than 7,500 learning objects and 1,700 job aids. The
SkillSoft library encompasses a wide array of business skills, such as
management, leadership, communication, project management and customer
service, as well as business subjects such as e-commerce, finance,
marketing, sales, and strategy.
SkillSoft complements its course library with SkillPort, an e-Learning management
platform that offers rapid implementation at a cost-efficient price point. SkillPort
gives users control over their own learning environments and offers tracking
and reporting capabilities. SkillSoft also recently introduced SkillSimulations,
Web-based simulations designed to reinforce skills newly acquired through SkillSoft
courses. Additional information about SkillSoft is available by calling (603)
324-3000 or visiting www.skillsoft.com.
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SkillSimulation are trademarks of SkillSoft Corp.
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