Complimentary SkillSoft Leadership Event Features Management Guru, Tom Peters

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Online learning provider, SkillSoft, has secured the services of global leadership expert, Tom Peters, to present via the company's Leadership Development Channel. The best-selling author of the 1980s classic 'In Search of Excellence' will broadcast live for 90 minutes at 16:00 on Wednesday, 30th April 2008.

Online learning provider, SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL), has secured the services of global leadership expert, Tom Peters, to present via the company's Leadership Development Channel. The best-selling author of the 1980s classic 'In Search of Excellence' will broadcast live for 90 minutes at 16:00 on Wednesday, 30th April 2008.

SkillSoft's Leadership Development Channel (LDC) is designed to help organisations develop their managers and leaders to be more effective at managing people and driving results. LDC offers Leadership QuickTalks; CEO QuickTalks; Video On-Demand Programmes; Live Executive Leadership Series Events; and Live Professional Support Events. It is available as a stand-alone package to non-customers as well as to SkillSoft's existing client base.

Entitled 'Excellence, Execution and Change: Continuing the Search' the Tom Peters event is free of charge. To register, email nina_michell@skillsoft.com Following registration, attendees will also have the opportunity to submit a question for Tom to consider addressing during the session.

The timeless principles Tom put forward within 'In Search of Excellence' hold true to this day. As well as exploring how these principles translate into today's business environment, those viewing the broadcast will discover what a 'people first' approach means in reality and how having a 'bias to action' can really make a difference.

Speaking about the event, Kevin Young, Managing Director of SkillSoft EMEA, said:

"It is 25 years since Tom Peters first took the business world by storm with the award-winning management bible 'In Search of Excellence', which became required reading for executives around the world.

"Dubbed the uber-guru by 'The Economist', Tom remains at the forefront of organisational leadership. In the intervening years he has written a further 11 books and become the best-selling business author of all time. By providing complimentary access to the broadcast we are opening up his expertise to all. The opportunity the Leadership Development Channel provides for individuals to pose questions directly to such a renowned management expert is truly unique."

For those unable to attend the live broadcast, it will be available to view via http://www.books24x7.com/toc.asp?bkid=23720 from 30th April, 2008 until 30th April, 2009.

About SkillSoft (http://www.skillsoft.com)

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 organisations to maximise 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, KnowledgeCentre(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 digitised IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SKillPort® 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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Issued on behalf of SkillSoft EMEA by Louise Jaggs at TextOnTap

+44 (0)1242 257770
+44 (0)7712 011246
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