The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs (CILP) partners with Mursion to Tap Into Virtual Reality

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Forward-Thinking Program Deploys Mursion Simulations to Help Global Leaders Navigate Cultural Differences in the Workplace

Oct. 28, 2019 — In partnership with Mursion, the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs (CILP) at UC Berkeley will offer learners across sectors and industries the opportunity to strengthen their capabilities to work effectively in a global and multicultural workplace. CILP aims to amplify its impact by employing an array of customized VR simulations co-created with Mursion, providing learners of every professional level with an immersive experience to enhance their leadership practice.

Mursion’s industry-leading technology blends artificial intelligence with live human interaction to deliver training that prepares learners for challenging interpersonal moments on the job. Simulations engage emotional, cognitive, and behavioral faculties for transformative, ongoing learning that is also scalable, consistent, and cost-effective.

“UC Berkeley’s Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs is guiding the next generation of professionals to lead inclusively and create workplaces with a culture of belonging,” said Mursion CEO Mark Atkinson. “Mursion was founded with the same principles and purpose — to empower employees and all learners with ongoing, iterative, and personalized training to succeed in today’s evolving workplace.”

Mursion’s individualized virtual reality simulations provide a new tool to help leaders apply the skills they learn with CILP in a safe virtual environment. As the leading center of its kind, CILP is distinguished by the research-backed and global nature of its approach. Across the public, non-profit, government, and education sectors, CILP programs equip clients to lead inclusively, build and sustain trust among diverse teams, and leverage diverse work and communication styles for optimal outcomes.

“We believe there is a tremendous opportunity to build effective leadership skills using emerging learning technology,” said Jason Patent, Ph.D., Director of CILP at UC Berkeley. “VR simulation is the ideal way to practice high-stakes interpersonal skills because of the balance it offers between stress and safety. Learners experience authentic practice with the kinds of conversations they encounter routinely in the workplace. The flexible and seamless nature of Mursion’s technology makes it ideal for deploying across dispersed learners in a global context, meeting learners where they are with targeted, ongoing practice.”

To experience a virtual reality simulation live and see how it can be applied in the workplace, email

About Mursion

Powered by a blend of artificial intelligence and live human interaction, Mursion provides immersive VR training for essential skills in the workplace. Mursion simulations are designed for the modern workforce, staging interactions between learners and avatars to achieve the realism needed for measurable, high-impact results. Drawing upon research in learning science and psychology, Mursion harnesses the best in technology and human interaction to deliver outcomes for both learners and organizations.