Aperian Global: Website>>
D&I is not only about gender, race or age...Cognitive Diversity is one of the main diversity factors that foster innovation in your organization. This workshop is a combination of interactive activities and lecture based on our research on cognitive diversity. You will identify your own cognitive style through an experiential activity based on Herman Brain Dominance Indicator, and you will learn various best practices to enhance cognitive diversity in your organization.
Kikue Yamamoto: LinkedIn >>
With the collected wisdom of over 50 managers from Toyota and General Motors in California based on the results of Yamamoto’s research. Why not grab the secrets of their challenges for YOUR own benefit and success? Only through Yamamoto’s exhaustive research in California and her personal experiences at NUMMI can these secrets be revealed.
The key findings of these research will be supported with the tool called Cultural Detective. Moreover, not only cultural but individual behavioral differences would also be introduced with a tool called Everything Workplace (DiSC).
So how does one bridge differences? Bridging both cultural and personal differences requires communication skills and tactics, some of which you would get to practice through role-playing with your partner. Communication skills are required, with whomever you are and wherever you are. What connects people with others is “communication.” To illustrate, after a crisis like the big earthquake of March 2011, many of those who experienced have said that they felt worthy continuing their lives for the sake of others.
A house is built on a foundation, so we must have a strong foundation like a house. Like house-building, Japanese martial art and tea ceremony seem to require mindfulness as their strong foundation for people to fully savor the experiences. Mindful practice could be a doorway to get familiar with Japanese culture and also to your own foundation—your way of being.
With over 25 years as communication practitioner and executive coach in and out of Japan, she has found the importance of knowing and accepting one’s own communication style—your way of being-- before learning about others. Only then may one truly start working on bridging the communication gap between ourselves and others. This is your opportunity to actually know your own style better.
Personal Leadership has been my interest for over 15 years and she strongly believes in the importance of having one’s vision, which could set us free from right now yet help us focus on now. Let us play with tips of vision making. Mindfulness, one of two principles of Personal Leadership, could enable you to have sustainability--your strong foundation, i.e., your way of being, while communicating better with the Japanese for results.
Andrew McGregor: LinkedIn>>
Immersive inclusion brings learning to life through stories; fashioned on real people, situations and organisations.
Through the pairing of dramatic podcasts with targeted workshops, participants come to understand and connect with the topic of inclusion, through story and action, achieving engagement of head, heart and hands.
Designed to meet the needs of participants from all levels this interactive session focuses on the story 7 Seconds, a drama following the journey of Minh, a ”rising star” Regional Marketing Manager promoted into Head Office, with the promise of unimaginable glory – if only he could work out how to fit in and succeed.