902 The Future of Leadership Development: VR for Human Understanding

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, July 28


Many global companies today are aiming to develop deep understanding of the human side of organizations, markets, and societies. The challenge many organizations face, as they seek to develop their leaders, is how to bring about this level of insight and understanding without sending all of their managers and leaders around the world. Enter 360-degree immersive video.

This session will focus on the use of 360-degree immersive video for manager and leader development. You will look at how Duke Corporate Education has applied this technology, immersing leaders in new environments and tasking them to use observational skills to uncover patterns. You will learn how 360-degree immersive video is helping managers and leaders discover what biases they have. Finally, this session will provide real-life examples, walking you through design and implementation considerations along the way.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About applications of 360-degree video to leadership development
  • Through example footage and materials related to Duke Corporate Education’s work
  • About design and implementation considerations
  • How to engage in discussion about using this technology for leadership development

Novice to advanced designers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Kodak Pixpro SP360, monopods and tripods, sound equipment, and Samsung Gear VR (with Galaxy S7).

Steve Mahaley

Digital Learning Strategist

Duke Corporate Education

Steve Mahaley is a digital learning strategist at Duke Corporate Education. A member of the strategic leadership solutions group, Steve leads the firm’s investigations into what lies at the intersection of new technologies, global organization needs, learner profiles, and innovative educational design. He has created, sourced, and applied online learning tools for learning beyond the classroom, blending simulated and real learning environments; he has also designed and conducted live online events, and he continues to experiment. Steve’s latest inventions include a mobile app for photo-based insights, 360-degree VR for in-market immersion, and a museum-based experience for sharing personal development stories.

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