A Trip to the Metaverse: Can Virtual Reality Training Help You Shape Employee Behavior?

Dana Trudeau

XR & Mobile Innovation Lead
Accenture (USA)

Are you ready for what’s ahead? You may have heard buzzwords like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR), or maybe even Metaverse. How can these innovative technologies be applied to employee learning? What’s the benefit to immersive virtual experiences compared to other training and collaboration mediums? Is this technology right for you? Where do you even begin? This session will provide you with answers to these questions and more as we share our journey to the Metaverse; a journey that started with a simple security training concept back in 2018, evolved to overcome roadblocks and expanded to deploy advanced technology to help shape human behavior through simulated behavior challenges. Accenture is an ATD 2022 BEST Award Winner. In this presentation, you will learn how to use new technologies to shape employee behaviors through immersive virtual learning and provide you the following key takeaways:
  1) The use case for VR: Determining whether VR is right for you;
  2) Identifying the right behaviors to shape: Creating immersive VR experiences that “test 
     behaviors in the wild” 
  3) How to deploy innovative learning: key lessons learned and ‘lucky breaks’ for a successful
     VR roll-out … are you ready?