Skillsoft Announces Latest Lineup of Live, Interactive Leadership Events

Leading Business Thought Leaders and Best-Selling Authors Peter Sheahan, Erik Wahl, Robert Sutton and Judith Glaser Join Skillsoft’s Live Events Schedule

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft today announced the schedule for its upcoming Live Events available to customers of the Skillsoft® Leadership Channel™. Skillsoft’s Live Events provide subscribers with cutting-edge thinking in business and leadership through live and interactive presentations featuring the most recognized and sought-after thought leaders and best-selling authors. Skillsoft produces up to seven Live Events annually and offers more than 4,000 video assets from best-selling business authors, speakers and business leaders through the Leadership Channel. Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

This year’s Live Events schedule includes a presentation by internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and entrepreneur Erik Wahl, who is slated to appear as a keynote speaker at Skillsoft's 2014 Annual Perspectives User Conference. The full Live Events schedule includes:

  • March 18 at 12:00 p.m. US ET (Broadcast from Phoenix) – Flip: Counterintuitive Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage by Peter Sheahan, founder and president of global strategy consultancy ChangeLabs. In a case-study rich session, Sheahan will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced transformative change and share key insights on the importance of clarity and alignment in an organization’s strategic response to change. Sheahan will offer tips for leaders to take a fresh look at how to respond effectively to changes while collaborating across the value chain to exploit new opportunities.
  • April 9 at 2:00 p.m. US ET (Broadcast from Las Vegas) – UNThink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius by Erik Wahl, world renowned artist, author, and entrepreneur. In an interactive presentation, Wahl will encourage leaders to step outside convention to discover new and unexpected solutions to business challenges. Wahl’s UNthink program injects the daily grind with new passion to help reframe an organization’s thinking so that new creative actions become possible.
  • May 13 at 12:00 p.m. US ET (Broadcast from San Francisco) – Scaling Excellence: The Role of the Leader by Robert Sutton, esteemed professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Backed by years of research in the field, Sutton will discuss the importance of identifying and cultivating pockets of exemplary performance and why scaling excellence is a necessary skill that requires building a mindset. Sutton shares insight on how to come to grips with two challenges of scaling excellence – getting people to do more and getting them to do it better.
  • June 10 at 12:00 p.m. US ET (Broadcast from New York City) – Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results by Judith Glaser, world renowned author and educator. In a high-energy session, Judith Glaser presents a new framework for knowing just what conversations trigger the lower brain and what activates the higher-level intelligences – empathy, foresight, good judgment and trust. Through story-telling and practical exercises, Glaser translates the most groundbreaking research from the field of neuroscience into insightful, pragmatic and powerful tools and wisdom for elevating organizational success.

“We are incredibly excited to offer our customers four events in the coming months to support our rich lineup of content and conversations from distinguished industry thought leaders,” said Shawn Hunter, executive producer and vice president, Skillsoft’s Leadership Channel. “The upcoming schedule of Live Events complemented by Skillsoft’s diverse content offering is a testament to our commitment to provide our customers with the tools they need to maximize leadership skills and inspire new approaches to success across teams and organizations.”

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About Skillsoft

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