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

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 (CIL) 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. CIL 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 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 CIL in a safe virtual environment. As the leading center of its kind, CIL is distinguished by the research-backed and global nature of its approach. Across the public, non-profit, government, and education sectors, CIL 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 CIL 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 to managing conflict in the workplace, email mloos@berkeley.edu and join a free webinar on November 7th @ 10am PT. Register HERE.

About CIL

UC Berkeley’s Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) is a center of excellence for training to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. CIL consultants have decades of experience providing customized leadership training across the public, non-profit, government, education, and corporate sectors. Through expert facilitation, highly participatory workshops, and skilled coaching, we create powerful learning experiences. Our programs equip professionals and students to lead inclusively, create a culture of trust and belonging, and leverage diversity for optimal organization outcomes.

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.

Contact
Miranda Loos
mloos@berkeley.edu

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