Brent Colescott

Senior Director of Global Business Strategy and Transformation

About Brent

Brent Colescott is the Senior Director of Global Business Strategy and Transformation for SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company. With over 20 years of experience in the learning and talent fields, he has successfully initiated and optimized online learning platforms and programs during his career in the HR, Utilities, and Energy industries.

Notable accomplishments include being recognized by WebEx as their “Innovator of the Year” in 2005 and by Skillsoft as the “2007 Learning Leader of the Year.”

Brent holds a Master of Education in Administration and Technology and is a former Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Humble ISD Education Foundation.

Featuring Brent

Navigating HR in a Crisis

This podcast dives into how being crisis-oriented prepared HR practitioners for this pandemic, how post-COVID "well-being" will become an essential business function, the loss of the 'digital resistance," and more.

9 Tips for Re-Onboarding Furloughed Employees

Bringing furloughed employees back to work requires employers to grapple with a host of challenges. Here are nine tips to help business leaders during this process.

Developing and Maintaining a Learning Culture: 4 Steps You Can Take

How can you create a culture committed to learning? Brent Colescott provides four recommendations to help you build a learning culture.

Virtual Instructor-led Training: The Not-so-new Way to Train

The global pandemic has seismically changed the way we work — everything from working environments and social dynamics to the tools we are using. With remote work becoming the norm, one training modality has seen a surge in attention: virtual instructor-led training (VILT).


COVID-19 has forced all of us to re-evaluate what working from home means—it’s also making us realize that some aspects of work may never be the same. Brent explains the importance and benefits of utilizing VILT, and how it can be used as a valuable element of a learning and development strategy.


Many businesses have asked team members to work remotely. If you're an HR professional, this has probably added to your workload—it’s your responsibility to guide your workforce forward. Any issues with your HR or Talent Development program may come to the forefront and it may be time to consider an audit and overhaul.