SkillSoft Kicks Off New Fall Lineup for Leadership Development Channel

Fall Schedule Features Dan Pink, Dan Ariely, Stuart Hart, Colleen Barret and Pat Lencioni


SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced the fall lineup for the Leadership Development Channel (LDC) learning program.

SkillSoft's LDC is designed to help subscribing organizations develop their managers and leaders to be more effective at managing people and driving results. The LDC is a Web-based learning solution that combines live interactive events and on-demand video programs featuring some of the world's most recognized leaders and management gurus.

The fall schedule of live interactive LDC events offered to subscribers includes:

    --  A Whole New Mind: The Six Aptitudes Needed for Success
        Featuring Dan Pink - September 23 (now available On Demand)

    --  The Hidden Forces that Shape Decision-Making Featuring Dan
        Ariely -

    October 14

    --  Business at the Crossroads: Fusing Social Responsibility and
        Revenue Growth Featuring Stuart Hart - November 4

    --  Cultures of Engagement and Building Winning Teams Featuring
        Colleen Barrett, former president of Southwest Airlines and
        Pat Lencioni - December 2

The on-demand videos are delivered in multiple learning formats that feature best-selling business authors, experts and CEOs, all of whom have the biggest impact in motivating and challenging the thinking of learners.

"The LDC is an integral part of our Leadership and Management Development program," said Leslie Positeri, advanced learning technologies program leader from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). "The videos, especially the QuickTalks, provide solid content that our participants can view in a short period of time and still come away with strong messages and action plans."

The Leadership Development Channel offers customers valuable tools to improve their managerial and leadership skills in a way that's easily translatable to the workplace.

All Leadership Development information is offered through the SkillPort Learning Management System (LMS). SkillPort allows users to easily browse topics and find lessons that meet their needs.

The Leadership Development Channel includes more than 1,000 video assets from best-selling business authors, speakers and business leaders. Each video presentation offers current, insightful and actionable information to drive positive change, growth and innovation in today's businesses. Recent and upcoming speakers include Lynda Gratton, author of HotSpots, Gareth Jones, 2008 Thinkers50 list, Steve Lippman, Director of Environmental Engagement Strategy for Microsoft and Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations.

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About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

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