Perspectives 2018


April 11 - 13, 2018 | Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV

Innovation Awards


The Innovation Awards celebrate customer and partner success in learning and development, talent management and workforce management. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize innovative ideas, powerful programs and inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the corporate learning and talent management landscape by leveraging Skillsoft and/or SumTotal's products and services. Customer submissions will be considered for all categories, except the Talent Development Champion of the year category, which is opt-in only. The deadline for all submissions is February 7, 2018.

Award Categories

Awards will be given in the categories noted below. A Skillsoft and SumTotal customer, in addition to customers in differing verticals or in the enterprise, SMB, education or public sector may all be awarded in the same category.

Talent Development Champion of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal
This award honors an organization's HR or L&D champion who has achieved exceptional and consistent success throughout the year. This individual shows remarkable skills in delivering a transformational program in part by leveraging Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions. In addition, this person serves as an ambassador for talent development and has used innovation and ingenuity in their programs to better his/her organization.

Program of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal
This award recognizes an organization that has developed and implemented a leading-edge program utilizing Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions with measurable impact on employees and the organization. Outstanding programs have clearly defined challenges that require unique solutions to make the program a success. Award-winning programs are multifaceted; demonstrate business impact, cost savings and feature innovations that infuse a renewed energy across the organization.

Thinking Big: Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs): Skillsoft | SumTotal
This award acknowledges an organization with fewer than 2,500 employees that has successfully leveraged Skillsoft and/or SumTotal products to achieve ambitious business goals and empower employees. Nominees in this category demonstrate how they adapt learning, talent or workforce solutions to the fast-paced and evolving landscape of a small and medium size business environment.

Compliance and Ethics Excellence: Skillsoft
This award recognizes an organization that has taken steps to mitigate risks while promoting ethical behavior amongst employees. The organization cultivates an ethical culture within a rich learning environment where training is an integral part of the overall compliance program. Employees are trained to address uncertainty while working together to achieve business objectives.

Creating an Impact: Skillsoft | SumTotal
This award honors an organization that develops and implements best-in-class integrated learning and/ or talent programs that demonstrate strong results. Programs feature innovation to overcome challenges and realize success. Winning customers will be selected for each of the following industry verticals:

  • Financial services: This award honors a best-in-class financial services client.
  • Healthcare: This award recognizes a noteworthy healthcare client.
  • Manufacturing: This award honors a manufacturing organization.
  • Government: This award recognizes an outstanding government or nonprofit client.
  • Higher Education: This award honors a noteworthy college or university client.

Channel Partner of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal
This award recognizes the Skillsoft Channel Partner and SumTotal Channel Partner that have developed and marketed a unique and innovative reseller solution to drive business results. These partners demonstrate a clear commitment to success and mastery of the value proposition, and have achieved measurable business impact for their own organizations as well as for their customers. With outstanding operational excellence, these partners utilize best-in-class practices to maximize their reseller relationship with Skillsoft or SumTotal.


Award Categories

Winners will be recognized for excelling in the following: 

Talent Development Champion of the Year

Program of the Year 

Thinking Big: Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) 

Compliance and Ethics Excellence 

Creating an Impact 

Channel Partner of the Year 

View details on the 2017 winners.


Award nominations are now closed.

Nominations for the 2018 Innovation Awards are now closed. Good luck to all the nominees. Winners will be announced at Perspectives 2018. Please contact with questions.

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