VR Soft Skills Training (Remotely)

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Train Your Teams in Key Soft Skills, Safely and Conveniently at Home or Remote Locations

In the rapidly changing world we now live in it is now possible to deliver important ongoing soft skills classroom based training remotely, virtually and in a feature rich VR environment offering innovative collaborative options not even available in the real world.

Our soft-skills VR training offer short high impact training focused on key skills and knowledge crucial for ongoing staff development in the new remote working world. Our remote VR programmes can help managers and teams learn, practice and develop with their colleagues in completely normal and natural ways. Delegates are able to work alongside others, shake hands, co-present, draw and build 3 dimensionally to explain concepts more easily, all while working remotely at home or office locations.

Welcome to VR soft skills training the VRE way.

How Does It Work?

Our process is very simple, we send VR headsets to your teams at their chosen address. We then arrange an orientation call with one of our team who takes your delegate through how to use the headset step by step so they are ready for the training session.

Depending on the course there may be some pre-course materials to work through so we can focus on the practical elements in the VR classroom, with these courses offering high impact learning in manageable 4hr sessions.

OUR VR SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

As learning development professionals with long careers in L&D, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of soft skills training that will suit most client needs.

If there is something specific you would like to run, talk to us and we will be happy to look at developing a course for your specific needs.

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VR OFFERS A FLEXIBILITY NOT POSSIBLE IN A CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM

In future years traditional classrooms will seem quite limited in comparison, imagine working in a classroom with delegates and then instantly being able to take them to any location on the planet, to manipulate media instantly and flexibly, to have 100% of delegates attention.

We don’t need to imagine, this is already here, our VR soft skills training allows us huge scope in collaborative activity design, we can change the environment, task and location in an instant and all with a corresponding effect on engagement and learning.

Key to this methodology is focus and attention, common feedback from delegates on our courses highlights how they were completely focused on the course with zero distractions, this is the beauty of VR merged with quality content and expert facilitation.

VR is in itself very engaging due to its incredible immersive nature, delegates first response is often surprise when they put their headset on, with modern headsets it is now straightforward to connect people virtually and to work together and now with the latest generation of headsets it is more comfortable and easier than ever.

You don’t need to take our word for it. Check out some of our client reactions below.

Are your learners tired of MS Teams? Mine were… thus we engaged and designed a VR Experience to uplift the engagement , providing  Team bonding events, deliver a fun environment, something new that does not bore the learner and feel safe to practice skills we used to deliver in-person settings. Personally was excited to see the survey results delivered by VRE where the learners reported a higher engagement and practice to previous classes.

Delivery of the googles and technical set-up was smooth, which was critical for our Global learners not to lose interest in the experience.

Note to other Learning Leaders… give it a try and build an experience journey rather than a one time class so the learner feels comfortable with the googles, platform and their avatar.

Andrea Ainsworth, Global Learning Leader, GE Healthcare

VRE worked with us to deliver a fantastic learning experience for our team members. Using VR, they enabled us to offer remote training which let our team feel as if they were together in the same place. We had so much positive feedback, including: “It was powerful learning, a great opportunity for feedback and really realistic.” I’m delighted with the transference of learning back into work, with participants seeing positive changes in their teams because of the new coaching skills they have learnt.

I think it’s so important that learning professionals understand the value of experiential learning in a digital environment and seek opportunities to enhance their development options with VR.

Richard Stockill (CPsychol, AFBPS), Executive Coach and Talent Lead, Homebase

Stonegate partnered with Virtual Reality to deliver some very different, very engaging coaching and also mentoring sessions. The VR tool ensures the training is extremely immersive, varied and absorbing; the feedback from our attendees was 100% positive it felt like we had been together face to face all day’ which, in the times of pandemic, was very welcome feedback.

We particularly liked the video, whiteboard, ‘any size’ handouts, and the surroundings options.

VRE were brilliant to work with and happy to take suggestions on additional content or changes so that it worked for us.

We plan to use VR more in the future….we are already being asked ‘what next?!’

Lee Woolley, Director of Learning and Organisation Development, The Stonegate Group

VRE provided us an amazing experience from two perspectives:
• Use of virtual reality for meetings and trainings with a lot of resources (post-its, blackboards, presentations) and avatars to improve nonverbal communication having an experience more similar to a presential meeting.
• As Head of Project Management Department, we´re providing a very useful and simple tool as GROW Model for project managers to use coaching techniques with their teams in order to achieve high performance and business results.

Mario Coquillat, Head of IAS Project Management, MTorres Diseños Industriales, SAU

The day spent with VRE was a real treat. It was a novelty to experience the VR headsets and to feel like I was actually in the same room as my team mates (a particular treat when in the depths of lockdown). I was blown away by how ‘real’ it felt once wearing the headset. You are completely transported to another world.

It wasn’t just the new technology that made our session great, VRE structured our day in a way which allowed us to use the functionalities of the headset to really enhance our learning and understanding of the topic at hand. Using our virtual pens, picking items in our virtual room up with lasers and being able to break out into separate virtual rooms for periods of time, all proved to maintain our atiention in a way which is harder to achieve on a Teams call or even in person. I find myself regularly referring back to our topic for the day: the ‘GROW’ coaching model from which I retained a substantial amount of learning. I believe this was due to the way that Mark and his team utilised the virtual reality technology.

The session left me feeling motivated and excited that corporate learning is moving into a whole new (virtual) dimension. As a digital learning specialist, I found it particularly interesting to compare my overall experience to that of a session on a Teams call or an eLearning. The array of functionalities available on the headsets leaves huge room for creative design of training, something I feel the VRE team pulled off in a professional, fun, and effective way.

Orla Carrigan, Digital Learning Specialist HR, Learning and Development, AXA Ireland

I was excited to experience virtual reality for the first time ever with VRE. As a management development trainer myself, I was intrigued to see how I and a group of our managers would react to a virtual programme, what would the experience be like? What would we gain and lose in comparison to a face-to-face or Teams Session? I have to say that I was delighted at how immersive the experience was, how ideal the environment was for learning, and how skilfully Mark made use of the virtual tools and different facilitation techniques. This was much closer to a face-to-face experience than I had imagined possible and I’m now confident about the potential for virtual learning. Coupled with this, the content of the session coaching skills for managers session was well pitched for a group of new managers, giving them helpful information and most importantly practice, which will help them with their day to day work and real life challenges. I’d easily recommend this session for others.

Judith Flaschmann, Management Development Consultant, House of Commons

The virtual learning and development space is very exciting and has immense potential for skill building, human connections and building teams. When organising a Global Development Seminar for our early career rotational program members, we were looking for a partner who can support us in a number of countries globally with a meaningful offering. We partnered with VRE on coaching and soft skill training and team building activities. VRE was valuable partner on our journey to bring a memorable experience to our team: enhance coaching capabilities and a very contemporary way to enjoy connections. It was a unique first adventure and for sure not the last!

Imola Richards, Talent Leader, GE Steam Power, Global Program Manager HR Leadership Program, GE Corporate

We can also blend your training with the best that VR development and assessment can offer

During the week you have the equipment you can maximise your time with it. After training sessions with us we can show your teams and organisation how they can then use these same headsets to meet, collaborate, run company updates, design and also socialise if they have been working remotely for a long time.

As experts in the field of VR and psychology we can guide you through the best ways to use this technology to bring your teams closer together even if physically they may be continents apart.

We also offer Team Assessment and Development in VR

Aside from soft skills training for individual delegates we also offer team assessment and development in VR. In VR there is a well known disinhibition effect, individuals self monitor less and will show their true behavioural preferences when leading and working with others.

As a development and intervention tool this means VR can be hugely powerful in assessing teams and how they work together, our psychologists can observe your teams working together and then in a reflection session help them understand how they work and be more effective going forwards.

We Also Offer VR Self-Directed Learning

We offer a range of VR training modules that cover a wide range of important soft skills training, these can be run remotely, delegates can work through at their own pace and are completely focused on the content without distractions unlike other mediums like e-learning.

The training involves the use of AI and automated feedback and also the opportunity for delegates to be able to see their own role play performance from the perspective of the recipient of the delegates behaviours.

Modules available now:

  • Active listening
  • Clear communication
  • Challenging non-inclusive behaviour

Other modules coming soon:

  • Gender inclusivity
  • Psychological safety
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interview skills
  • Gender and ability-bias awareness
  • Coaching skills