ToTAL OPEN Program " comes to Tokyo Tech 2019"


This is an announcement of the subject ToTAL/OPEN program " comes to Tokyo Tech 2019" that is a part of "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership F" of ToTAL course.

The tutors from Stanford University/, a headquarter of design thinking, will facilitate a full 2-day workshop in Tokyo Tech in October. " comes to Tokyo Tech" started from 2014 and has been held in Tokyo Tech every year.

ToTAL's aims for this workshop and characteristics about the workshop

  • All of Tokyo Tech students will be expected to develop and execute new value for society when you be "professionals" in any fields. ToTAL believes that the core of "leadership" should be motivation and skills to develop such new value for society proactively. Making such concepts
  • The concept of "Creative Confidence; anybody can have creativity and present new idea" and "User Centric; making situation to execute and accept such new value in the society" may be the fundamentals. Establishing such concepts in your mind, making logic and taking actions will lead such new value.
  • Although it is often understood that Design Thinking is a kind of method to generate "innovations" by following 5 steps; empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test, the core of DT should be the 2 kinds of concept above.
  • During " comes to Tokyo Tech 2019", aims is to establish such 2 concepts in your brain and body. tutors designed the agenda especially for Tokyo Tech to satisfy such aim, which will be deferent from usual design thinking workshop by following the 5 steps.
  • During this 2-day workshop, I want all of you to understand and experience the mind-set of Creative Confidence and the skill set of User Centric; exploring mechanism of needs and jump belong logic, through way of speedy, friendly and diversified environment.

" comes to Tokyo Tech 2019"
Facilitators: Dr. Thomas Both, Dr. David Janka

Date and time
Day 1: Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:00 - 18:00
Day 2: Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:00 - 18:00
  • Any Tokyo Tech students who do not register the course and any students in other universities can apply to the workshop.
  • Attendants of this workshop will make commitments on (1) attending both 2 days, and (2) no delay and no early retirement.
  • In case of over subscription, selection will be made.
  • In case of selection, your answers to "Tell us the level of your English capability (scores of any of English assessment or may be accepted", "Tell us what kind of aims(s) or expectations you have for the workshop" and "Tell us why we have to choose you as attendants for the workshop" may be considered.
Max number of students
Up to 36 students
Free (Lunch on both days will be arranged by us. Attendants will be requested to pay JPY3,000 for lunch of both days and beverages on the first day).
Due for application
Friday, October 7, 2019
How to apply the workshop
If you want to join the workshop, please download the Application form from ToTAL's HPouter and send it to Prof. Yamada/ToTAL after filling out the application form.

Mail To:

Prof. Yamada
Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL)

ToTAL OPEN Program " coms to Tokyo Tech 2019" flyer


Prof. Yamada
Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL)

Tel +81-3-5734-3755

Update : May 16, 2021