Join Professor Junko Edahiro, one of most prominent sustainability thinkers and advocates in Japan, at this free webinar to learn the systems thinking approach to dealing with the VUCA world. Systems thinking gives you some practical tools for broadening your perspective and seeing problems in different and new ways that help you make informed choices and find solutions for problems once thought unsolvable. In other words, it helps you to confront the complexity and see “the whole iceberg” instead of just “the tip”.
This is an invaluable skill for leaders today, because they need to understand the pattern and underlying mechanisms to take effective actions to deal with turmoils in business environment. For example, why are there different COVID-19 patterns in different countries? What is the mechanism of the US-China trade war? Do you understand the underlying structure of your own business-related problems? Learn with concrete examples how systems thinking helps deepen the understanding of a situation and predict its development. 
Professor Junko Edahiro has translated books of Lester Brown, Al Gore, Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows, David Suzuki and many others into Japanese, and also writes by herself dozens of books on climate change, energy, happiness, systems thinking, and many other sustainability topics. She promotes and facilitates environmental communication and dialogue among governments, corporations and citizens.
In addition, she was an advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister at the “Climate Change Roundtable,” preparing for the Toya Lake Summit in 2008. She has served many other government committees and corporate boards related to climate change, biodiversity, and energy issues.
  • Why systems thinking is essential for a leader?
  • What kind of leadership is required now?
  • What is a systems thinking mindset?
  • How to deal with a dynamic complexity? 

Monday, October 26
19:00 〜 20:30
SHIZENKAN UNIVERSITY
PROF. JUNKO EDAHIRO

 FREE WEBINAR
Why Systems Thinking is Required in the Age of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity)?
HOW TO SURVIVE IN 
THE VUCA WORLD
INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS THINKING
PROFESSOR JUNKO EDAHIRO
Professor, Shizenkan University
Founder and President, e's Inc.
Founder and President, Shimokawa s's Inc.
President, Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES)
Co-Founder and Chairperson, Change Agent, Inc.
Outside Director, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Junko Edahiro is an environmental journalist, committed to communication and networking through lecturing, publishing, consulting and translating on the environment, all with the aim of causing behavioral change among people and building effective systems for a sustainable society. To comprehensively study the relationship among happiness, economy, and society and work on these themes, she holds workshops on happiness and sustainability.

She creates opportunities and places to build consensus among stakeholders utilizing the Systems Thinking or Scenario Planning model. She acts as a facilitator for companies and local governments. And as an advisor, she is also involved in regional revitalization to depict a more desirable future with projects to rebuild the local economy.

Most Successful Career Woman Award by Nikkei Career Women magazine in 2004.
19:00 - 19:05
Speaker introduction

19:05 - 20:15 
Prof. Junko Edahiro「How to Survive in the VUCA World: Introduction to Systems Thinking」 *including Q&A

20:15 - 20:30 
Introduction of Shizenkan University Masters program
Q&A
WEBINAR OUTLINE
Monday, October 26
19:00 〜 20:30
WEBINAR ON SYSTEMS THINKING
GRADUATE SCHOOL 
OF LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION
SHIZENKAN UNIVERSITY
Shizenkan University is a newly opened business school with a campus centrally located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Shizenkan University is now accepting applications for the next generation of pioneering leaders, those with deep awareness of the problems faced by society and humanity. 

We offer a part-time two-year MBA program, with classes taking place twice per week on evenings and weekends. Every year we accept only 80 students in our English & Japanese cohorts with classes starting on August 20. 
Student visas and tuition scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Shizenkan uniquely integrates quantitative, qualitative, logical, innovative and strategic thinking approaches with the humanities and eastern philosophy to gain insight into the essence of this ever-changing world.

In close collaboration with our partner institutions around the globe, such as SOIL (School of Inspired Leadership) Business School in New Delhi, India; IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain; and FGV - in São Paulo, Brazil, we aim to provide a new educational paradigm and to provide the space for personal and educational growth.

Please join the webinar to learn more about our program and your opportunities with us.

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