Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Venue: ACCJ Tokyo Office, Boardroom
Speakers: Leland Gaskins, author of Step Up: Overcoming Cross-Cultural Differences Between Japanese and Western Businesspeople;
Patricia “Tish” Robinson, Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Human Resource Management
Member Fee: ¥2,500
Guest Fee: ¥3,500
Meal: Lunch box
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Tuesday,
November 5 (Noon)
Come participate in a cross-cultural interactive performance about Hiroshi, a Japanese manager who works for a US company in Japan. We will leverage the power of stories to examine cross-cultural misunderstandings and roadblocks that distract and frustrate managers, hinder business, and derail careers in the multicultural workplace.
This interactive performance integrates a live stage play with lively small-group discussion and discovery. Come learn something new, share and compare your own stories, and consider new ways of putting yourself into the shoes of others in a friendly, small group environment. You’ll also be supporting cross-cultural academic research being conducted at Hitotsubashi University in the process. This event is aimed at anyone—newbie or veteran—whose work crosses cultures.
About the Speakers
Leland Gaskins is author of Step Up: Overcoming Cross-Cultural Differences Between Japanese and Western Businesspeople. Leland combines innovative approaches with real-world experience gained through more than 20 years of working with individuals and companies from all sides of this cultural divide to help people and their organizations succeed.
Tish Robinson received her PhD from MIT and teaches multicultural team development, dispute resolution, and managerial coaching at Hitotsubashi University. Her research focuses on transforming cross-cultural conflict at work. Her organizational development training and consulting clients include Berlitz, Denso, Dentsu, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsui Trading, and Yamaha.
Ginger Griggs and Roy Tomizawa, Co-Chairs
Yoko Yugo, Yumiko Ohta, and Tom Pedersen, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Human Resource Management Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.