Innovative Leadership Virtual World Training:

Our leadership training takes place in a 3D virtual world. It is an immersive experience where individuals meet face-to-face virtually in teams of personalized avatars. During team-building exercises, they collaborate on concepts and decisions about product development and product marketing using interactive virtual world activities and communication tools.

This virtual world is part of a Ph.D. research experiment designed by Dr. Charles Davis Jr., M.S., Professor of Mathematics and Engineering at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Davis completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Central Florida in 2020.

The virtual world was designed and built by Gwenette Writer Sinclair at VirtualDev Studio in Cocoa, Florida, as an immersive, 3D interpretation of the experiment. The environment was developed using the opensource Open Simulator software platform and is hosted on Dreamland Metaverse servers. This WordPress project website design, content and maintenance is also by VirtualDev Studio.

An aerial view of our virtual world showing the experiment path beginning at the Arrival & Orientation area (far right) with a walkway leading to the Innovation Theater, the Innovation Science Fair pavilion (center bottom), the forested plateau path (center) to the Meditation Sphere (upper right), and the Creativity & Innovation in Leadership Think Tank (center upper left).