2022 Global Leadership Practice

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Ota Eri 
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Course description and aims

This course is organized in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Students will actively participate in experiential learning activities related to self-evaluation, case studies, organization observation and analysis, site and innovation visits, and a final team project.
The goal of this course is to develop individual and team leadership skills within a multi-cultural learning environment.

Student learning outcomes

1)To be able to build leadership skills through self-realization/evaluation related to strength, values and appropriate skills.
2)To be able to write reflectively on topics related to leadership, college experience and professional goals.
3)To be able to collaborate within the multicultural/multidisciplinary environment.
4)To be able to identify and solve challenges in a multicultural environment.
5)To be able to develop a vision for career development.


Global, Leadership, Multicultural Awareness and Curiosity, Cultural Competence, Group Work, Collaboration, Self-Development

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course is composed of lectures and discussion about leadership/multiculturalism/value and ethics/problem-solving, etc, case study on group work, sharing of self-evaluation, and final team report presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 6/14 (Tue) 08:00-09:40 On-line What is Leadership? Communities of Influence -Fostering Psychological Safety -Gaining Self-Awareness -Multi-cultural perceptions of leaders -Write reflectively will be informed in due course
Class 2 6/14 (Tue) 10:00-11:40 On-line Who Am I? Values Card Sort -Gaining Self-Awareness
Class 3 6/17(Fri) 08:00-09:40 On-line Student Leadership Practices Inventory Debrief -Gaining Self-Awareness Unbiasing | Making the unconscious, conscious Putting Bias into Perspective -Unconscious / Conscious and Cultural Bias
Class 4 6/17(Fri) 10:00-11:40 On-line The Culture Map - Communicating / Silence - Feedback - Decisions - Power / Authority - Conflict - Perceptions of Time and more! Personal Cultural Profile and Team Culture Maps -Collaborating with Others in a Multicultural Environment
Class 5 6/21 (Tue) 09:40-10:55 in-class The Secret to Cohesive Teams Use What You Have -Building a Cohesive, Effective and High-Performing Team
Class 6 6/21 (Tue) 11:10-12:25 in-class Overcoming Common Challenges within Multicultural Teams Strategies for Multicultural Collaboration Team Health Monitoring -Collaborating with Others in a Multicultural Environment
Class 7 6/24 (Fri) 09:40-10:55 in-class Guest Speaker: “Collaboration in a Multi-Culture Organization” (Dr. Minh Nguyen, Google Japan)
Class 8 6/24 (Fri) 11:10-12:25 in-class Constructing multi-cultural leadership systems that seek to innovate, change, grow and improve future organizations -Creating an innovative multicultural system of leadership (2nd ½ of class) Team Meetings with Teaching Team / Work on final presentations
Class 9 6/28 (Tue) 10:45-12:25 in class Team Presentation Final presentation Team Presentations Post-surveys


The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader 3rd Edition, James Kouzes and Barry Posner

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The Culture Map (INTL ED): Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures Paperback – International Edition, January 5, 2016 by Erin Meyer

Assessment criteria and methods

Pre-work 10%
Class Participation 40%
In-Class Assignments/Simulations: 20%
Final Team Report 20%
Team Presentation 10%

Related courses

  • LAW.X421 : Global Leadership Training

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

Students who wish to enroll/participate in this course should have English proficiency (TOEIC score 750 or above, TOEFL-iBT score 80 or above), so that he/she will be able to understand the lectures and actively participate in discussions.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Study Abroad Information Center/Promotion Office for Global Human Resource Development:ghrd.info[at]jim.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

6/14 (Tue), 17(Fri), 11:40-12:40   21(Tue), 24(Fri) 14:00-15:00
or By Appointment


Classes on 6/14 (Tue), 17(Fri) will be held on-line, and classes 21(Tue), 24(Fri), 28(Tue) will be held in class. ZOOMURL will inform you individually to the registered students.
On-line course test run along with Orientation will be conducted on 5/24 (Tue) 8:00-9:40 prior to the course starts.
Please register for the course by Friday, 20th May.

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