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Skillsoft Expands International Content with New
Leadership Advantage Solution in German

New solution provides organizations in German-speaking countries
access to quick, engaging, and effective leadership development

NASHUA, N.H., July 25, 2012Skillsoft today announced a new German-focused Leadership Advantage solution to support organizations in German-speaking countries with their global leadership development programs. Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation, is now offering a localized German version of Skillsoft Leadership Advantage (SLA), the company’s targeted leadership development solution that leverages multiple modes of instruction, including text, videos and interactive activities to help leaders build the skills they need to drive business performance. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

SLA is a leadership skills training and development program solution designed by experts to make learning quick and engaging. From first-time and front-line managers to managers in the executive suite, SLA delivers learning solutions at every level, for easy integration into busy work schedules.

“In Europe we have seen classroom training cancellation rates of 50 to 70 percent because executives just don’t have the time to sit in a classroom,” said Stefan Janssen, managing director, Skillsoft Mainland Europe. “The on-demand availability, the variety of learning activities and the ease-of-use of Leadership Advantage makes it an ideal solution for busy executives in Europe and across the world.”

Leaders can take advantage of SLA’s inherent, practical training to build a greater understanding of key competencies that are aligned with organizational goals and that are needed to better lead and develop employees. Building on the strengths of other award-winning Skillsoft products, SLA provides busy executives with resources that target essential leadership and management skills. The many topics covered include: giving and receiving feedback; delegation; leading through change; the leader as motivator; customer orientation; performance management; developing a culture of execution; and project management.

In its continued efforts to expand Skillsoft’s international footprint in content and support, in April the company introduced the Skillsoft Office 2010 KnowledgeCenter in the German language, The localized content allows learners to gain knowledge through articles, courses and online books in German, including hands-on Practice Labs allowing business professionals to learn and use Office 2010 skills in a real-time environment.

A Skillsoft KnowledgeCenter is a pre-packaged, user-friendly learning portal that allows learners instant access to trusted, targeted content. Each KnowledgeCenter includes material specifically chosen to help learners build knowledge around a topic as quickly and efficiently as possible.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft’s customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft’s courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000 learners around the world.  Skillsoft is on the web at

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