2021 Doctoral Practical Group Work for Leadership II F

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Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership
Yamada Keisuke  Matsuzaki Yuri  Kamura Kenshu 
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Course description and aims

In this course, students will practice the abilities they learned in "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership” (TAL.W501), “Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I” (TAL.W502), and “Fundamental Group Work for Leadership II” (TAL.W503) by pursuing long-term group projects such as idea generation and application development. The projects will be executed by following a methodology (e.g., Lean Launchpad) introduced in the lectures.
In addition, students will describe their career plan and get feedback from their peer and instructors to realize how they can exploit their abilities in their future career. In addition, students will develop the ability to act based on specific real-world assumptions.

This course is for students who have taken "Practical Group Work for Leadership" (TAL.W601) or "Doctoral Practical Group Work for Leadership I" (TAL.W602) to further improve their skills and capabilities. This course can be taken only by students who have completed any of the above courses.

Student learning outcomes

Based on the insights gained from the reflection of "Doctoral Practical Group Work for Leadership I" (TAL.W602), each student will set his/her own goals and further improve the following skills through practice in a different group and theme from “I”.
(1) Propose the practical ideas with high probability for solving the social issues.
(2) Explicate the probability of judgement and suggestion logically, and proceed consensus and keeping motivation among team.
(3) Understanding core and truth of feedbacks from society and reflect them into your judgement and suggestion.
(4) Presenting your emotion to your judgement and suggestion effectively and having support from others.


Leadership/Followership, Consensus Building, Social Issues

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The process of this course consists of students' group work for problem setting, presentation of the concept of solutions, and improvement of the ideas by the feedback from the society. The theme of the workshop/discussion depends on the students' intentions and the social situation at the time.

Students are required to attend the orientation session (planned 1 – 2 months prior to the course start). The schedule will be announced at the following website:

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 By the group work over seven weeks, students are required to propose a solution to address social issues and to improve it by getting feedback from experts. In this class, the course instructors will provide a framework for the group work process; for example, Lean Launchpad and Programming Boot Camp. The presentation session will be held in the eighth week. Assignments will be announced in each class. Students may be required to have out of the class meeting go accomplish the project. For each session, a student will be assigned to write the report.


Course materials will be provided during the class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be provided during the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on the achievement of the learning outcomes such as proposing the practical ideas for solving the social issues, consensus building in the group, dealing with the feedback from the society and so on, as well as on the rationality of discussion and contribution to collaboration work.

Related courses

  • TAL.W502 : Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I
  • TAL.W503 : Fundamental Group Work for Leadership II
  • TAL.W602 : Practical Group Work for Leadership I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

・Registered students of ToTAL should have successfully completed either one of the Fundamental Group Work for Leadership (TAL.W501) or Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I (TAL.W502) before taking this course. There are no restrictions for all students besides the above.
・Students must have successfully completed either one of the Practical Group Work for Leadership (TAL.W601) or Doctoral Practical Group Work for Leadership I (TAL.W602).

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