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Get a new perspective on leadership and change

  • Are you interested in widening your perspective?
  • Do you want to explore other people's views?
  • Do you want to make the links between practice and leadership theory?
Leadership Advantage

SkillPort is an exciting global product which offers a wide range of bite-size learning modules on leadership, change and service improvement. It's designed to help you to develop your understanding of leadership and change and become more effective.

You can watch videos, take part in interactive scenarios, download podcasts for your iPod and book summaries for your Kindle.

Leadership Advantage

The Leadership Advantage section gives you access to keynote sessions with experts and thought leaders such as Lynda Gratton, Patrick Lencioni and John Kotter. Watch live and recorded webcast events where you can ask questions of recognised international experts.

Getting Started

  1. Take our quick 2 minute video tour to see how it works!
  2. To use SkillPort, you'll first need to log into our Learning Channel web site, which is accessible to all Welsh public service staff.
  3. The web address is
  4. Click SkillPort - it's as simple as that!

When you enter SkillPort you'll reach the home page (see below), which links to the key areas of the site:

Learning Plan / Assigned Learning If you're on one of our development programmes, you may have modules assigned to you by your programme lead.
Learning Plan / Personal Learning Keeps track of your favourite e-learning modules. Track your progress against your objectives. You can assign your own learning objectives and ask SkillPort to remind you at key times.
The Library Open the full catalogue of learning modules. This is an exhaustive list, so using the Search bar above will help you find the topics that interest you more quickly.


The following webcasts are available through our SkillPort e-learning web site.

  1. Register on the Learning Channel
  2. Click SkillPort
  3. Click Live Events

Peter Diamandis - Achieving Innovation and Breakthroughs
Wednesday, May 11 2016, 19:00 BST

Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial spaceflight. Named one of Popular Mechanics ‘10 Innovators who Changed the World in 2013’ and one of Fortune magazine’s ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’, he is best known for his work as chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation and as the author of the New York Times best-selling book ‘Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think’.
Herminia Ibarra - Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader
Wednesday, June 8 2016, 17:00 BST

For many successful professionals who have built their career on technical expertise, the transition to bigger leadership roles is often filled with tripwires. In this session, based on her book ‘Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader’, Herminia Ibarra will turn the usual “think first and then act” philosophy on its head.


SkillPort Topics

SkillPort Topics
SkillPort Topics
  • Change
  • Communications Skills
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources
  • Industry Overviews
  • Leadership
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Professional Effectiveness
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • SkillSoft Leadership Advantage 2.0
  • Social Media
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Technology in Business