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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 Prof. Yoko Ishikura 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.

Prof. Yoko Ishikura


The instructor of the course is Prof. Yoko Ishikura, 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, Prof. 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 Prof.Yoko Ishikura

About the Sessions

Prof. 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 2017

Dates:Jun.22, Jul.1, Jul.29, Sep.3, Oct.1, Nov.26
Participants: 30 (maximum)
Fee:98,000 yen (excl. tax)
Applications being accepted now

Concept

Project-based Learning

At the sessions of GAS 2017, participants will experience working as pro bono, so that they think about and discuss solutions to some existing reality projects. This program provides the opportunity for individual participants to work in teams composed of people from different organizations and expertise over the course of several months. Several projects which require analysis, solution and an implementation plan are used. It is through the process of developing solutions for these projects that participants begin to acquire the skills necessary for global leadership.

Message from Prof.Ishikura

Project Outline

The participants will have the following three organizations as their project clients and will work in teams of about 5 people. Each team will have one project to work on.

The 6-month project will involve interviewing the clients and stakeholders to frame the problem, decide on the scope and expected outcome with the clients, and make a proposal to solve the problem.

Project Clients
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ)
The BCCJ boasts a long history in Japan, providing services to over 900 members. In the face of Brexit uncertainty, the BCCJ has the opportunity to support its members by providing up-to-date information. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide another chance for the organization to deliver values as it can make use of the successful experiences of the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales. Meanwhile, the BCCJ is looking for ways to better reach its customers by making use of new technologies in its communication. The participants are expected to work on developing strategies around this area.

Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ)
Finland is a major high-tech superpower prominent for its innovation capability. The country is also known as the world’s front-runner in education and human development.
The FCCJ, which has been providing services mainly to Japanese branches of Finnish companies, is now at a crossroads amid rapid changes in the global business environment.
As the needs of the member companies diversify, what will the FCCJ do to contribute to the Finnish as well as the Japanese business communities? The participants are expected to work on developing strategies in such areas as catering to the needs of current members, targeting new customers and generating new communication ideas.

MUGEN(∞)Picture Makers
∞ Picture Makers is a platform of continuous learning to become global leaders for the alumni who have returned to Japan after studying abroad through the Tobitate! Study Abroad Initiative, a public-private effort led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Tobitate! Study Abroad Initiative began in 2014 and aims to send 10,000 students abroad by 2020. About 3,200 students have been selected for overseas study.
The participants are expected to work on designing the platform as well as generating ideas for contents to incorporate in ∞ Picture Makers.

Schedule about each Session (Preliminary)

No.1 Logical thinking for the global leader/Participant Gathering
  Jun. 22 Thr 19:00-22:00

No.2 Orientation about the projects/Team Building
  Jul. 1 Sat 14:00-16:00

No.3 Presentation skills to get your simple message across within a limited time
  Jul. 29 Sat 14:00-16:00

No.4 Mid-term presentation/Proposal training
  Sep. 3 Sat 14:00-16:00

No.5 Debate
  Oct. 1 Mon 14:00-16:00

No.6 Presentation to the clients/Wrap up
  Nov. 26 Sun 15:00-17:00

Application

To apply to GAS, send an e-mail to biz@academyhills.com by May 31st 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 experience of conflicts with others and resolutions for that.

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