VR-based training for leaders

VR-based training for leaders

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be part of an innovative leadership training session on coaching, leveraging the power of VR technology.

Immersive experiences allow participants to practice real-world scenarios in a safe, controlled environment. By now, you have probably seen many studies showing (eg. PwC, 2020) that VR-based learning can increase retention rates and confidence to apply the skills learned immensely (275%), 4x faster than traditional methods.

What struck me was, in another job, I ran coaching workshops with group discussions and activities, yet this time it was quite different seeing a room full of leaders, each immersed in their own VR coaching simulation. After their personal VR experiences, the facilitator brought the group together to share insights and strategies, an interesting blend of individual exploration and collective learning.

AI-generated concept art. Still, not too far from what we had that day
AI-generated concept art. Still, not too far from what we had that day.

Positive feedback reinforces the potential of VR in leadership development.

I was very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this training. Witnessing leaders enthusiastically engage with a virtual ‘coachee’ and navigate non-linear conversations was truly inspiring. In 2018, I proposed a similar idea to my previous team, but it was deemed too complex and resource-intensive. Fast forward to today, and it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come!

As we embrace this ever-evolving tech, I’m excited about the future of learning and development.

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