SkillSoft to Host Live Leadership Development Channel Event Featuring Marshall Goldsmith

Attendees will learn how behavioral coaching can impact performance and make leaders even more successful

NASHUA, N.H., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium- sized businesses, today announced it will host a live Leadership Development Channel(TM) event, Coaching for Success: How Successful People Get Even Better, featuring best-selling author and America's preeminent executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith.

Who: Marshall Goldsmith is a professor at Alliant International University's Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, which was named in his honor in 2006. He has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of 50 great leaders in the United States, and is the author of 22 books, including The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership.

What: Mr. Goldsmith will be featured in a live, interactive, video event entitled Coaching for Success: How Successful People Get Even Better. A world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, Goldsmith will discuss how to use his proven coaching techniques for behavioral change.

    In addition, attendees will learn:

    -- How to understand their role in the coaching process and the key belief
       structures that support or hinder behavioral change
    -- An eight-step approach for behavioral coaching
    -- The keys to achieving positive, measurable, long-term change in

Following Mr. Goldsmith's talk, participants will have the opportunity to ask him questions pertaining to their own organization, during a virtual 30-minute Q&A session.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: In addition to being broadcast over the Web, this live virtual event will be simulcast at a number of regional locations where interested parties can gather together to watch and participate in the discussion with Mr. Goldsmith. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit

SkillSoft's Leadership Development Channel(TM) (LDC) is a unique collection of on-demand video learning programs designed to accelerate performance and success at all levels of an organization. Featuring best-selling business authors, experts and CEOs, the LDC delivers compelling advice and best practices in a dynamic, engaging and easily consumable video format, enabling companies to bring the gurus and concepts at the forefront of the business community into their organizations in a highly efficient, cost-effective manner. In addition to a growing collection of Leadership and CEO QuickTalks and Video On-Demand Programs, the LDC provides subscribers with access to Live Leadership Events. These live, interactive presentations have featured the most recognized and sought-after thought leaders including Marcus Buckingham, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and more.

To learn more about subscribing to the Leadership Development Channel and participating in live events such as these, please visit:

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of 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. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 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) virtual classroom, and SkillView(R) competency management software.

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