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Global Agenda Seminar Series

GAS (Global Agenda Seminar) series, a study opportunity to cultivate global business skills, was launched in 2010 by Dr. Yoko Ishikura (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University) and Roppongi Academyhills.
The founders wish for all the participants to have the chance to think globally, to participate in English, and to create strategic proposals.
           

Dr. Yoko Ishikura


The instructor of the course is Dr. Yoko Ishikura (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University), who currently serves as an independent consultant in the area of global strategy, competitiveness and global talent.
She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council and also a non-executive director of Nissin Foods Holdings, Sojitz Corporation, and Shiseido Company, Limited.
Previously, Dr. Ishikura was a manager at McKinsey & Company Inc., a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), a professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University (Japan) and a professor at the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University (Japan)

The Official Website of Dr.Yoko Ishikura
                                 

About the Sessions

Dr. Ishikura mentors the participants of GAS on how to think about and discuss global agendas. The participants are required to present their own ideas and also provide feedback to the other participants during each session. Also, they will be involved in debates and other group work during the series. Through this seminar series, participants aim to become global business leaders.
                                                   

Who should participate?

Anyone motivated to participate in world-wide markets, to improve their communication skills, discuss the world of business in English, to build up a network of ambitious peers, and maximize their value by learning how to market themselves effectively.
                                                           

Global Agenda Seminar 2018

Dates: Jun. 3, Jun. 16, Jun. 30, Jul. 29, Sep. 2, Sep. 17
Participants: 25
Fee: 120,000 yen (excl. tax)
Applications being accepted until May 10.
                                      
■Application■
To apply to GAS, send an e-mail to school@academyhills.com by May 10th containing the following information.
Name, Company, School most recently graduated from and degree or certificate earned, Date of Birth, The reasons for applying for this program and your view on your unique strength and how you want to build your career based on your competencies.

Concept

Learning by Doing

As the concept shows, GAS 2018 will focus on learning in practice. Participants will get high quality input from guest speakers and Dr. Ishikura, and then put what they have learned into action to have a deeper understanding.

This year's program will feature two guest speakers.
One is Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, who is a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet. His responsibilities include external affairs and writing foreign-policy speeches for Prime Minister Abe.
Another guest is Mr. Yasu Oda, who founded Vital Japan - Bilingual Professionals Network in Tokyo, which organizes monthly workshops on business and public policy issues in English.

This program provides the opportunity for individual participants to think from a global perspective, hold discusssions in English, and make presentations and proposals in English. They practice these over and over again during the session and it is through this process that participants begin to acquire the skills necessary for global leadership.

Guest Speakers


Tomohiko Taniguchi
Tomohiko Taniguchi(Special Adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet/Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM)
Dr. Taniguchi is currently a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet, and was Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat between 2013 and 2014. Then and now his responsibilities have included writing foreign-policy speeches for Prime Minister Abe.
After spending 20 years with Nikkei Business, a weekly magazine, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005 as Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Director General for Public Diplomacy. Until he left the ministry three years later he addressed the English speaking press and wrote speeches for then Foreign Minister Taro Aso and other national leaders including then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Yasu Oda
Yasu Oda(President, Ospera Inc./President, Vital Japan - Bilingual Professionals Network)
After working for Mitsui & Co. and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Mr. Oda launched his career in multinational start-up companies including eBay and DoubleClick. Then he started his own consulting firm Ospera Inc.
In 2002, Mr. Oda founded Vital Japan - Bilingual Professionals Network in Tokyo, which organizes monthly workshops on business and public policy issues in English. He also launched Vital English where he lectures and facilitates courses of English communication and liberal arts. Vital Japan together with Vital English now boasts a membership of over 10,000.

Session Schedule

Session 1. Mindset for Global Business Professionals
Guest: Mr. Yasu Oda
  Jun. 3 (Sun) 15:00-18:00

Session 2. Discussion Training/Debate
  Jun. 16 (Sat) 15:00-18:00

Session 3. How to Get Your Message Across to a Diverse Audience
Guest: Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi
  Jun. 30 (Sat) 15:00-18:00

Session 4. Speech/Presentation Training
  Jul. 29 (Sun) 15:00-18:00

Session 5. Initial Output: Based on the Issue at Hand/Discussion
  Sep. 2 (Sun) 16:00-19:00

Session 6. Final Output: Constructing and Presenting Your Own Message

  Sep. 17 (Mon) 15:00-18:00

    

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