“Global x Inclusive x Leadership ~ Shaping Passion & Ideas into plans: Creating New Values for Inclusive Community”
August 2-4, 2019 in Beppu
Hosted by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Co-Sponsored by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Temple University Japan
JSIE supports fostering global talent, and offers global networking opportunities for young professionals, with an emphasis on helping women and minorities realize their greatest potential. Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Empowerment (WISE) summer program is to provide opportunities to shape our life mission and work toward social challenges.
- Date: August 2-4, 2019 (2 nights 3 days)
- Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu Oita Access to APU
- Language: English
- Application starts from April 2019 (Registration will be closed when it reaches its capacity)
- Fee: 19,800 yen (general) 16,800 yen (student)
(include 2 nights stay at APU, reception, meals (except lunches), and materials. Transportation is not included. It is mandatory that all participants stay at APU)
- Capacity: 35 people (First-come first-serve-basis)
2019 WISE Summer Program aims to shape ideas into actionable project plans. Under the keywords “Global x Inclusive x Leadership,” we will work together to create an inclusive society where people from different background can maximize their potential. We all know that challenges we face everyday are closely connected to SDGs or social problems, that can turned into (social) business ideas. JSIE will provide opportunities to shape such ideas into plans through group work and to learn leadership styles to bring people in action. JSIE particularly focuses on the following points:
- Ability to Identify and define problem(s)
- Ability to present and explain your ideas to others
- Ability to negotiate, collaborate, and involve with others
- Ability to accept different values and be flexible
- Ability to play leadership and bring “the best outcome”
- You can join JSIE’s global community and meet with people with diverse backgrounds.
- You can get valuable advice and information from the mentors and peers that may help to shape your ideas into actual plans/projects.
- You can make friends who have similar passion, values, and goals towards social change and share these with them.
We invite any ideas that help us make our society better for the next generation. Please share your ideas/activities tackling social problems in the local/global community. For example,
- Ideas leading to end poverty and/or reduce social inequality
- ldeas leading to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being of women and children
- Ideas leading to equal access to quality education
- Ideas promoting inclusive communities and collaborative work by accepting talent from outside
- Ideas re-creating traditions from new & global perspective
- Applicants who are interested in the themes listed above (not limited to) and have own ideas.
(Please describe your ideas)
- Applicants who are willing to support other people who have ideas.
(Please tell us your expertise, skills, and experience)
- Applicants who are able to communicate with others in English.
- Application is open to all ages and nationalities (with valid Visa status).
This summer program provides you opportunities to develop and shape ideas into practical plans. JSIE will award certificate to those who have outstanding project ideas. Please apply from below. You need to register JSIE free membership. Final presentation observer tickets are available at free of charge. If you have problem registering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: August 2-4, 2019 (2 nights 3 days)
- Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu Access to APU
→ English: be able to communicate in English
- Application opens:
→ April 2019 (Registration will be closed when it reaches its capacity)
- Fee (include 2 nights stay at APU, reception, meals (except lunches), and materials. Transportation is not included. It is mandatory that all participants stay at APU)
→ 19,800 yen (general); 16,800 yen (student); Free admission (full supporting members)
→ 35 people (First-come first-serve-basis)
- Sponsor ticket: 23,000 yen (sponsoring one individual) 20,000 yen (sponsoring one student)
Sponsor ticket is providing a scholarship for one participant & observing opportunity for sponsors. If the sponsor desires to invite specific individual, please let us know her/his name and contact info, so that we will directly invite her/him. Otherwise, JSIE will choose an appropriate candidate.
Please note that this ticket includes an invitation to one participant and an observer’s seat at final presentation, reception, and pitch/panel discussion. However, transportation of the participant is not included, and hotel stay and transportation for the sponsor is not included. Please contact us if you need a help about place to stay at email@example.com
Mr. Deguchi is the cofounder of Lifenet Insurance, the first independent Japanese insurance company created in 74 years. He served as President and Managing Director from the company’s founding in 2006 until 2013, when he became Chairman and CEO. Previously, Mr. Deguchi held various roles with Nippon Life Insurance Company in a career that spanned nearly 35 years, including president of the company’s London-based subsidiary and general manager of the international business division.
Before joining APU, Mr. Deguchi had been appointed as a lecturer at Keio University and Waseda University. In 2005, he was an advisor to the Office of the President at the University of Tokyo. Mr. Deguchi is a prolific author, having written more than 35 books. Since January 2018, he has written a monthly opinion column for The Japan Times. He holds a degree from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University.
Rudra, a native of Nepal, works closely with the Deerwalk team in US and Nepal. Through Rudra’s hands-on direction over the operations and technology teams, they are able to provide high quality and cost effective services and solutions. Prior to Deerwalk, Rudra was the Chief Operating officer of Verisk Health where he led all operations and research and development activities and was also responsible for providing leadership to the company’s offshore development center with over 300 software engineers. Verisk Health was established following the acquisition of D2Hawkeye by Verisk Analytics (VRSK). Rudra was one of the founders and Chief Technology Officer of D2Hawkeye, which provided data analytics and decision-support, tools to the healthcare industry. Early in his career, Rudra worked as a business systems engineer and a database architect. He has extensive consulting experience, having worked for several prestigious financial institutions and large healthcare organizations. At Bank of America (formerly Fleet Bank), he played an integral leadership role in a major business systems reengineering initiative, which enabled Fleet to successfully integrate their many strategic acquisitions. Rudra holds a bachelors degree in electronics engineering from Mehran University in Pakistan and a Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University in Boston.
Samjhana has been working in the field of social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and social enterprise development for over 15 years. Currently, she is working as a senior advisor for Ashoka’s Global Venture Program, and advising women led social enterprises in Asia including Japan.
At Ashoka, Samjhana previously led the venture program managing search and selection process of Fellows globally, and started new country programs in Turkey, Nepal and Pakistan. later she served as a director of Global Fellowship Program to support a community of over 2000 Social Entrepreneurs and their organizations in over 40 countries to ensure sustainability of their work through collaboration, partnership, and impact investment. Prior to Ashoka, Samjhana worked at the World Bank’s Development Marketplace Program (DM), a flagship grants program for innovation market based solution. Working in partnership with Private sector and Government, Samjhana successfully managed regional and country specific innovation competitions for the first time in Central Asia Region and the Philippines to address local development challenges. Samjhana holds BS from University Vermont and Kansai Gaidai and Master in International Public policy (MIPP) from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She serves as an executive board member for Japan based non-profit World in Tohoku. Samjhana lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.
Akiko Murai is a leadership and career coach with Organizational Development and Global Talent Management background. She has extensive and diverse professional experience ranging from the field work in Brazil with a United Nations agency to marketing financial products and services to high net worth individuals at a commercial bank. Akiko also has worked for the World Bank Group as a HR professional over 18 years, mostly in Washington DC and assignments in Singapore and Korea. She is experienced in coaching and group facilitation in the international business setting among people of diverse background and interests. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), and Master’s degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, Massachusetts). She has done the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, and is certified as ACC (Associate Certified Coach) by International Coach Federation.
Hiromi Murakami is the Founder and President of JSIE. Prior to founding JSIE, she’s involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), and Economic Strategy Institute. Currently Murakami is also an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. She also taught courses at GRIPS in Tokyo and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. She holds an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Earned BS from Sophia University
After graduating from Keio University in 2006, Ms. Hara joined Morgan Stanley Equity division in Tokyo as a hedge-funds sales person. Spending some exciting years in the investment industry, she changed her career direction to tackle global inequity and insecurity especially for vulnerable children. Her experience covers Childline Botswana (a child-shelter in Botswana), UNICEF Liberia and Japan Committee for UNICEF. Currently, she is in charge of communication and advocacy in Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children (JCV). She obtained Master degrees from Sciences Po a Paris and University of Tokyo. She is also a PhD student in University of Tokyo.
August 2 (Friday)
17-18:00 Check in & Registration (If you are coming earlier than 17:00, let us know)
18:30 Introduction, Self-introduction, Pitch & Grouping
20:00 Reception & Networking
August 3 (Saturday)
09:30 – Morning Lectures
10:00 Group work
12:00 – Lunch at Cafeteria
14:00 – Mentors’ Panel and Session
17:30 – Sharing time — lessons and challenges
18:00 – Panel session
*Voluntary group work may take place during the evening time.
August 4 (Sun)
09:00 – Morning Lectures
09:45 – Group work
12:00 – Lunch at Cafeteria
13:30 – Final Presentation
15:30 – Sharing time
15:45 – Award
*Contents, schedule, and mentor/panelists are subject to change.
→ Participants should be able to discuss matters in English with other participants during group works.
→ No, transportation is not included. Everyone have to stay at APU during the program. The fee covers program participation, breakfast/dinners, reception, and two night stay at the APU. Lunches are available at cafeteria at APU.
→ Applicants are accepted in first-come-first-served basis, who have completed the application process and payment.
→ On the first day, idea presenters are requested to make 1-min. presentation. Please make your presentation attractive, so that your peer participants will choose your idea.