Leadership, Sales, Service...High Stakes Interpersonal Skills Practice through Immersive VR
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Soft skills are cutting edge, and your training should be, too. Do you wish your learners had a scalable and safe way to learn by doing? Imagine the possibilities if your learners could practice high-stakes interpersonal skill and incorporate their learning into day-to-day work. From difficult conversations to coaching, feedback, and negotiation, the applications are endless. With immersive VR, it’s now possible to deliver such training at scale. 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 the consistency, customizability, and scalability of AI, unlocking empathic potential in your workforce and ensuring readiness to perform.
Together we will explore:
- How immersive simulations engage auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning
- How organizations are leveraging VR in areas like leadership development, customer service, and sales enablement
- How organizations are elevating the conversation around soft skills through immersive VR
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.