Course Title: Special Lecture (Leadership Design)
Semester: 2019 Spring / Summer (Tuesday 3rd Period)
Eligibility: OSIPP Master’s Program - Student Year : 1 , 2
Faculty of Law – Student Year : All
Other Faculties – Student Year : 3 , 4
The objective of this course is to improve your human qualities as a future leader by learning practical cases of leadership exercised in the international environment and to cultivate basic leadership capabilities.
Today, leadership is being considered more of an “Art” than a “Science”. Also, as leadership is interpreted in Japanese as “power to lead,” we can say that it is a concept that is intimately connected to “power”.
It is important to note that leadership can be studeid from the perspective of Social Science. Since leadership is both an “Art” and “Science”, there is often a chance for further development. This course will put a focus on working on cultivating “Art” and the “power to lead” in your leadership, considering it an important part of your future career dynamics design.
Today, in an increasingly globalized and digital-networked society, students taking this course are expected to play an active role in international civil society in the near future. In addition to industries, political, public, and research fields especially call for stronger Japanese leadership. Learning effective leadership exercised on the world stage and visualizing your ideal leadership from the point of view of a student will surely become a meaningful experience that will help you design your future career.
This course aims to cultivate and acquire the seven skills as listed below. To maximize the capability to develop the skills, the class will be conducted in a workshop-style. Through taking this course you are expected to ① design and visualize your own leadership style, being able to practice storytelling (this includes completing the Design Board and acquiring storytelling technique) ; ② design a program for self-formation ( this includes completing and practicing Self-discipline Program).
1. Develop global awareness through exploring the unknown world;
2. Improve skills to think, express, and describe;
3. Improve communication and dialogue skills;
4. Acquire methods and manners for an effective team work;
5. Experience diverse and various perspectives;
6. Acquire leadership capabilities through experiences;
7. Design your own future ideal leadership-style.
Requirements / Prerequisites
You should submit a paper of three inquiries below as written in the following to email@example.com before the first day of class, Tuesday, April 9th.
① Your future plans / goals
② Your self-introduction including experiences at school, work, outside of school, etc.
that you would like to share.
③ Your expectations towards this class. (What you wish to learn from this class)
Please note that the maximum number of students for this class is 20. In case applicants exceed this limit, we will select students among the applicants based on the content of the papers that you submitted.
- File format : Microsoft Word / one page (A4 size) / 1,200 words
- Font size : 10.5 point
- Email subject: “Leadership Design”.
- What to include in your e-mail : Your name, student number, e-mail address , date of submission.
Independent Study Outside of Class
- Design and visualize your own ideal leadership (Creating a Design Board)
- Prepare and practice for the presentations (Practice Storytelling)
- Prepare and Practice for “Biblio-Battle”. You will choose and read a book on “Leadership” and prepare to give a presentation of its book review, persuading why it is worth the read.
- Write a paper on a given topic.
- Handouts and relevant materials (when necessary) will be given in each class.
- Joseph S. Nye Jr.(2008) Leader Power (Original in English : THE POWERS TO LEAD). Japan : Nikkei Publishing Inc.
- Bill George with Peter Sims (2007) Leader-he-no-Tabiji (Original in English True North) Japan: Japan Productivity Center.
- It is recommended that you read the original English version of the books.
You will be graded comprehensively based on ① Attitude and participation in class 10% ② Contribution to the team 40% (Peer Review), ③Proficiency 20% (Self-evaluation and evaluation from a professor) ④Presentation / Papers 30% (marked based on their contents and qualities).
The course will put weight on your collaboration with the team, ability to design leadership on your own, and active participation and contribution in class. There will be no written examination. You will not be given any grades in case you have any unexcused absence without a legitimate reason.
The course welcomes students who wish to develop leadership capabilities and improve oneself to make a better world. Since all students are to obtain manners as an individual living in an international society, disruptive behaviors, including arriving late to class and sleeping in class, are not permitted. Absence for three classes will result in “Absent” in your final evaluation.
If you have any problems such as disability and require assistance, please inform a professor at your earliest convenience.
Message to Prospective Students
The advantage of this course is that through practices and workshops you will be given opportunities to realize and develop leadership from your own individuality. Leadership stems from experience, therefore anyone can develop their own leaderships. We are looking forward to your proactive participation in class, and we hope that this class will help you discover unknown yourself.
Worked for the U.S-based global company for 36 years in Corporate Business Planning and Strategy Division. Founded the Knowledge Creating Management consulting business group. Established The KNOW Alliance with leading knowledge research organizations of Japan, U.S., and Europe.
Based on the ripe experience as a professional consultant, you will learn from various cases of global leadership stories and develop your own basic capabilities through experience in practical workshops.
Type of Class
Workshop-style, involving practices
In order to achieve the objective of this course, the class will be comprised of three parts, conducted in a workshop style. The students will work in teams, learning from each other. Through sharing your thoughts and opinions with your teammates, you will strive to gain a better sense of “internationality”, develop a power of “design thinking”, and improve “communication capabilities”.
Please note that the contents may change depending on the changes in global trends. .
Part 1 will focus on the theme “The World, Japan, and Myself as a Citizen”. You will look into various global issues in the surrounding environment and relate yourself to global society.
Part 2 will focus on the theme “Communication and Collaboration”. You will learn to build a social network through practicing collaboration techniques and facilitation methods.
Part 3 will focus on the theme “Mission and Roles of a Social Innovation Leader”. You will think about how the following qualities of a leader could be developed and practiced: “M.V.P.” (Mission, Vision, Passion), and “A.B.C” (Aspiration, Belief, Commitment).
【Lesson 1】Orientation : Self-introduction / Course objective
【Lesson 2】Team Building : Sharing Knowledge & Responsibility
【Lesson 3】Thinking about Leadership: Case study of IDEO Way, Brainstorming (learning techniques, experiencing through workshops)
【Lesson 4】 “Sense & Respond” Facilitator (practicing effective methods of communication )
【Lesson 5】What is Storytelling? (Collage & “Persona” Designing)
【Lesson 6】 My Ideal Image of Leadership : Creating Design Board & presentation I (My M.V.P.: Facing Myself and Relating Myself to our global society)
【Lesson 7】My Ideal Image of Leadership : Creating Design Board & presentation II
【Lesson 8】What is an “Art” ? (Case Study: Leadership by a dialogue)
【Lesson 9】“Biblio-Battle,” an intellectual entertainment competition (presentation on a leadership book that you recommend)
【Lesson 10】Handai-Style-Leadership (The Art of Leadership for “Handai-Style,” designing collaboration processes)
【Lesson 11】Question and Answer Session with a professor & Class Discussion (Experiencing the role of facilitator)
【Lesson 12】Final Presentation I : My Digital (or Design Board) Storytelling
【Lesson 13】Final Presentation II: My Digital (or Design Board ) Storytelling
【Lesson 14】Setting Individual Goals / Presentation : My Self-Discipline Program
【Lesson 15】Final Lecture and Review
Name: Kazue Kikawada
Office: Room 407, 4th floor, OSIPP Building
(Email address is open to public)
Course Title: Special Lecture (Leadership Design)