Beyond Business English event

Beyond Business English - Developing the right communication & business skills to succeed globally

With a new decade fast approaching, companies are building growth strategies for the future. Excedo is hosting this bilingual event, 2020 & Beyond: Beyond Business English - Developing the right communication & business skills to succeed globally. 

Increasing international business is an excellent growth opportunity for many companies. The challenge is that most of the training and education that their employees have received hasn’t developed the communication and cross-cultural skills, so-called 'soft' side of business skills needed to succeed globally.

This is a seminar and active learning workshop for business managers who want to prepare their teams for global business. You will practice the global business and cross-cultural skills that will help you and your team communicate more effectively with foreign customers, suppliers, partners, and colleagues. Please see the Agenda page for details.

If you are a business manager focused on human resources or team management, we invite you to join us for this important business event. 

Event Information

Date & Time: Wednesday 26 June 2019 16:00 - 19:30 (Registration Opens: 15:30)

Venue:  3x3 Lab Future, Otemon Tower JV Bldg. 1F, 1-1-2, Otemachi, Chiyada-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan

 

Admission Fee: Free (Booking is required. Please book your ticket from the Registration Page)

Attendance Information: When you register online, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If the seminar has reached its capacity, you will be waitlisted. You will then be notified if a space becomes available. 

You will need to bring your QR code ticket to the event with you. You may either print your e-ticket or present it on your mobile device. No admission to the venue is permitted without a valid ticket. Your ticket will be sent to you via email approximately 1 week before the event.

Hosted by: Excedo

Language: English & Japanese (Interpretation will be provided)

Agenda
15:30 - 16:00 Registration & Coffee  
 

Welcome

  • Introduction to event, Excedo
  • The business impact of communication and soft skills deficiencies on global growth opportunities

Speaker: Debra Marsh, Director Learning Design & Development, Excedo

  
 

How to Build a Globally Competitive Team

  • The Trend Micro Story: How to overcome cross-cultural differences and develop a global team

Speaker: Akihiko Omikawa, Board Member, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Business, IoT Business Promotion, Trend Micro

 
 

Leadership in a Global Environment

  • The soft skills are most important to true leadership
  • How to adapt your leadership style to a global environment
  • Soft skills development - what are the key skills and how can they be taught?

Speaker: Toshiaki Hirose, 2019 Rugby World Cup Ambassador, former rugby captain

 
 

Cross-Cultural Language Workshop

  • Beyond words & grammar - activities to help develop global communication skills
  • Communication & soft skill role plays - group activities to prepare you for global business success

Moderators: Toshiaki Hirose & Debra Marsh

 

 

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

 

 

*The program is subject to change without notice

*in alphabetical order

Akihiko Omikawa

Akihiko Omikawa

Board Member, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Business, IoT Business Promotion, Trend Micro

As executive vice president and general manager, Japan, Akihiko Omikawa, is responsible for driving and growing consumer broadband and carrier/ISP markets and developing integrated solutions for corporate, government, and educational markets. …

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As executive vice president and general manager, Japan, Akihiko Omikawa, is responsible for driving and growing consumer broadband and carrier/ISP markets and developing integrated solutions for corporate, government, and educational markets.

Akihiko began his career as a sales manager at Japan Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard). In 1992, he joined Microsoft, Japan, where he held a number of leadership positions including director of sales, director of enterprise business operations, general business managing director, and executive board member. He joined Trend Micro in February 2003.

Akihiko graduated from Japan's Nihon University, College of Commerce, in 1982, from the department of business administration.
 

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Toshiaki Hirose

Toshiaki Hirose

Rugby World Cup Ambassador, Former Rugby Captain

Toshiaki Hirose is former Japanese rugby union player, and captained the Japan national team between 2012 and 2013. Hirose played his domestic rugby with Japan Rugby Top League team Toshiba Brave Lupus from 2004 to 2016, captaining the team to back…

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Toshiaki Hirose is former Japanese rugby union player, and captained the Japan national team between 2012 and 2013. Hirose played his domestic rugby with Japan Rugby Top League team Toshiba Brave Lupus from 2004 to 2016, captaining the team to back to back Top League victories in 2009 and 2010.

Hirose is a 2019 Rugby World Cup Ambassador and serves as a board member of NPO Doooooooo, President of Sports Volunteer Association in Japan, former President of Japan Rugby Players Association, President of Captain Juku, and the CEO of HiRAKU.

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Debra Marsh

Debra Marsh

Director of Learning Design and Teacher Management, Excedo

Debra is responsible for the pedagogical direction of Excedo’s product design and development. A qualified learning professional, she has over 20 years of experience in education and is passionate about learning and teaching; she’s also keenly…

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Debra is responsible for the pedagogical direction of Excedo’s product design and development. A qualified learning professional, she has over 20 years of experience in education and is passionate about learning and teaching; she’s also keenly interested in educational technology and how it can motivate us to learn.

Debra has been at the forefront of learning innovation since 1995, when she project-managed the development of one of the very first online EFL courses and early virtual learning environments. She has since worked on multiple projects that span every aspect of developing and implementing online learning.

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Registration is Now Closed. 

Admission Information: Pre-booking is required. Please fill in the registration form below.

Registration closing date: 21 June 2019 18:00 JST

Ticket: Your ticket will be sent to you via email a few days before the event.

You will need to bring your QR code ticket to the event with you. You may either print your e-ticket or present it on your mobile device. No admission to the venue is permitted without a valid ticket. 

When you register online, you will receive an automated confirmation email. This may take 5–10 minutes. If you do not receive the confirmation message within 10 minutes of registering, please check your Spam folder before contacting us.

If the seminar has reached its capacity, you will be waitlisted. You will then be notified if a space becomes available. 

Priority disclaimer:

Unfortunately, due to the limited size of this event, Excedo cannot guarantee your place if you do not meet priority requirements. Whilst we try our best to make the event open to everyone, priority is not given to students or self-employed. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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