In high-stakes defense and military leadership positions, immersive practice is the only way to rehearse for the real thing without risking tremendous damage or loss
Developing Leadership Skills with Virtual Reality
Critical skills for high-pressure environments
The most stressful jobs are the ones in which the choices we make deeply affect the well-being of others. When it comes to high-pressure situations, immersive practice is the only way to rehearse for the real thing. Defense organizations use Mursion to help learners:
- Master essential leadership skills
- Instill trust and confidence
- Develop courage and tenacity
- De-escalate conflict in high-pressure environments
- Foster effective communication and collaboration
- Empower others and exercise authority
- Lead teams in high-stress scenarios
VR Training for Defense & Military Leaders
While virtual reality has seen increased application in training troops for a wide range of combat scenarios, Mursion is among the first to take the application of this simulation strategy to build the skills and confidence of leaders.
In stressful situations, our fight-or-flight instincts take over, making it more difficult to use cognitive and emotional reasoning to make an objective decision.
By continually rehearsing these skills in a simulated environment, leaders can master essential leadership skills under pressure while becoming more competent and confident in being able to manage their emotions and communication in a crisis.
How Mursion Improves Defense & Military Leadership
Mursion works with development leaders to custom design avatars, environments, and scenarios that will best address the leadership team’s existing challenges or perceived threats. During the scenario, the leader will interact with one or multiple human-like avatars who mimic true human expressions and body language. These avatars are controlled using a combination of AI and human interaction (live voice actors) to portray high-impact, realistic interaction in real-time.
Because these interactions are extremely lifelike, they elicit emotions and reactions in the leader as if they were interacting with an actual human being. Unlike traditional training, this helps the leader develop both emotional and cognitive reasoning under pressure, honing those skills for performance during true high-stress crises.
Are you interested in learning more about how Mursion can hone critical leadership skills in your team? Here are next steps to consider:
Step 1: Request a Demo
At Mursion, experiencing is believing. Request a demo to see immersive VR in action from the comfort of your home or office. Mursion is available in 2D and 3D for the most seamless, flexible learning experience.
Step 2: Choose Your Delivery Method
Mursion simulation specialists can deliver customized high-impact virtual reality training directly to individuals within your organization or you can purchase a software license subscription to deliver simulations in-house.
Step 3: Choose Your Learning Model
We find that Mursion is best applied in 1 of 3 learning models (or a combination): intensive solo practice, in-person group or virtual group workshop. You may opt-in to recording the session for post-event review and additional coaching. Learning doesn’t happen in a vacuum; many of our partners choose to bolt Mursion on to an existing learning initiative.
Step 4: Customize Curriculum
Everything about the Mursion curriculum can be customized and developed in approximately 8 weeks — from the avatars and environments to the content of the scenarios. Work with Mursion virtual reality training experts to design customized scenarios to fit your organization’s goals or challenges.
Step 5: Learner Enrollment
Once curriculum is designed, enrollment begins. Mursion has a portal for facilitators to schedule sessions, or learners can schedule sessions on their own time. 30 minute private practice sessions generally include two rounds of practice with feedback.
Step 6: Quantify Results and Refine Content for Agile Program Improvement
Mursion virtual reality training software includes machine learning to quantify the results of each training experience. Over time, leaders can review qualitative and quantitative data from the program to adjust scenarios and refine based on learner feedback and performance.
“We are bringing back role-play via innovative technology integrations to reach an application level of learning…and SOS is pioneering the use of the avatar-hosted simulations to support leadership development. This research-based capability allows for learners to develop their craft in a safe, academic environment.”
Squadron Officer School Learning Science and Technology Studio Director
and Research Base
Drawing upon domains such as learning science and psychology, Mursion harnesses the best in technology and human interaction to deliver outcomes for learners and organizations.