How to Design Soft Skills Training Programs Like a Gym Membership
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Across industries and functions, soft skills are a clear differentiator in individual and team performance. They are both rare and valuable because they require real experience (mistakes, failure and reflection) to master and reach higher on Bloom’s taxonomy. But how can learners practice high-stakes interpersonal situations in a safe and efficient fashion? Powered by a blend of AI and live human interaction, mixed reality VR has become the ideal way to gain essential skills in the workplace. It combines true human intelligence with AI in order to unlock empathic potential in your workforce and ensure organizational readiness to perform.
Together we will explore:
- The learning science behind soft skills training.
- How organizations are leveraging VR in areas like leadership development, customer service, and sales enablement
- Quantifying success and ROI of soft skills training
As Mursion’s Director of Business Strategy, Brentt is responsible for helping Mursion expand its ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, secure partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and help raise awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and taking to scale new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master's in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Christina Yu is an executive at Mursion, a VR company for building emotional intelligence in the workplace. She holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Prior to her current role, she helped launch a PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, where she was the head of marketing, and managed a portfolio of higher-ed adaptive products. She also worked at the edtech startup Knewton, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University.