ToTAL/OPEN Program "Systems Thinking & Leadership (Series of 2 classes)"

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Published: November 25, 2021

This is an announcement of the subject ToTAL/OPEN program* "Systems Thinking & Leadership (Series of 2 classes)" that is a part of "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I/II (F)" of ToTAL course.

  • Systems Thinking is a broader concept than the word "system" used in IT and institutions. It's the interdependence of mutual influence.
  • In the society we live in, cause and effect are not always close to each other. Our usual thinking about consequences that occur physically and temporally distant from our actions may not work well, resulting in a reality that "no one wants". For example, if we use insecticides to try to prevent a malaria epidemic, another epidemic will spread. If you build a construction project to alleviate road congestion, you find that the road is badly clogged with more cars than before. You're running promotions to meet your sales budget, but the same problems keep recurring every quarter. How can we solve the challenges of the interconnectedness that surround us? Systems Thinking is a way of thinking that delves into the "connections" between the complex events we experience in reality, and improves our insight to create the results we really want from a deeper level than simply dealing with problems. In this session, we will focus on Systems Thinking, touching on ideas such as "learning organizations" and "mental models", and we will also explore the nature of leadership in this complex society.
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ToTAL/OPEN Program
Following ToTAL courses, originally designed for ToTAL students, are offered to non-ToTAL students as "ToTAL/OPEN Programs". Graduate "non-ToTAL" students can apply to these courses (credits and GA will be granted), and both of graduate or undergraduate "non-ToTAL" students can join contents (workshops) on ad-hoc basis (credits will not be granted) as well.
  • Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I/II (S), I/II (F)
  • Master's Practical Group Work for Leadership I/II (S), I/II (F)
  • Doctoral Practical Group Work for Leadership I/II (S), I/II (F)
  • Master's Essential Group Work for Leadership (S), (F)
  • Doctoral Essential Group Work for Leadership (S), (F)
  • Professionals and Value Creation A/C, B/D
  • Recognition of Social Issues Workshop A/C, B/D

Details of contents (workshops) in each above course and their schedule are available and can be downloaded from URL below; For more detail:

For your reference, you will be able to see timing, credits and GA of each course from chart below in case graduate students apply those courses.

Timing, credits and GA of each course in case graduate students apply those courses.

Systems Thinking & Leadership

Date & Time (Series of 2 classes)

Session 1 : Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Session 2 : Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m

Venue

Mishima Hall, Ishikawadai Bldg. 7, Ookayama Campus

Facilitator

A. Fukutani / Systems-Thinking Educator

Students

Under Graduate and Graduate Students

If you wish to join this program

Please download the schedule (and Application Form) from below and send it to Prof. Yamada by email.

Applications and Inquires

Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL) / Prof. Yamada
total.tokunin@total.titech.ac.jp

ToTAL/OPEN Program "Systems Thinking & Leadership (Series of 2 classes)"

Contact

Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL) / Prof. Yamada

Email total.tokunin@total.titech.ac.jp
Tel 03-5734-3755

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