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Managing Relationships, The Collaborative Mindset
impm&Japan,International masters for managers Japan module 2019 is held at Yokohama National University



IMPM’s first Module in Japan: 1996 in Tokyo
The International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)'s first intake of participants (Cycle 1) experienced the Collaborative Module at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. It was led by Professors Ikujiro Nonaka and Hiroyuki Itami.

Collaboration in Japan
From May 27th to June 6th in 2019, Yokohama National University (YNU) will deliver to the International Masters Program Management a 10-day module on the Collaborative Mindset.
Japanese people and organizations have pioneered new ways of working together that have spread around the world. Working in harmony with the natural environment has also been a traditional strength of Japanese culture, which Japan and the world needs to rediscover now more than ever.

The Team
The Graduate School of International Social Sciences is committed to creating a fruitful learning environment for all participants. The Module’s Co-Directors are Kentaro Iijima (graduate of IMPM Cycle 1) and Professor Daniel Heller. Key faculty members at YNU include, Professors Hiroshi Morita (former Dean, and Special Assistant to the University President), Satoru Otaka, Seiji Manabe, Toru Yamaoka, and Kodo Yokozawa. Key support staff are Minjin Ota (Program Coordinator), Thomas Tatsumi (supporter, Cycle 6 graduate) and Akiko Sakakibara, who heads our International/External Programs Office. For Japanese participant recruitment, we have partnered with Nao Shigemitsu at J.Feel.


The Five Mindsets
1st Module:Lancaster University (UK)
– The Reflective Mindset, Managing Self
2nd Module: McGill University (Canada)
– The Analytical Mindset, Managing Organizations
3rd Module: YNU (Japan)
– The Collaborative Mindset, Managing Relationships
4th Module: FGV- Ebape (Brazil)
– The Action Mindset, Managing Change
5th Module: IIMB (India)
– The Worldly Mindset, Managing Context

Company Visits and Site Visits
In the Module, participants will visit Japanese companies and other sites to get a direct look at examples of collaboration within and across organizations The visits will be highly interactive, with ample opportunity to explore how people can work together more effectively.

Related links
-Coaching Ourselves, an integral part of the IMPM learning experience (in English)
-Coaching Ourselves / Reflective Roundtables (in Japanese)
-J.Feel and IMPM (in Japanese)
-Visit to YNU by Martin Brigham, Worldwide Academic Director of IMPM (in Japanese)
-Visit to YNU by Jonathan Gosling, co-founder of IMPM (in English)
-Roundtables for Experienced Managers, a sister program to IMPM (in English)
-Report on the 2015 Roundtables for Experienced Managers, hosted by YNU (in English)

Please refer the IMPM website for further information: https://impm.org/


Companies in Japan:

If you are interested in exploring sending managers to participate in IMPM, please contact the International/External Programs Office at YNU.
E-Mail: bsipo[at]ynu.ac.jp
Phone: 045-339-3617
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Individuals in Japan:

If you are considering applying to IMPM, please contact the program’s central office via the IMPM website.
Website: https://impm.org/

For further information

Don’t miss the opportunity IMPM offer for an experience that will change the way you manage!


The Collaborative Mindset
Working with others is how we get done much of what we do. Yet how do people and organizations create the space that allows us to build relationship and work together productively? We will explore this question over the 10-day program and see what we can learn together in Japan.
As in the other modules, individual and group reflection will feature prominently in the Collaborative Mindset Module. We will tap into Japan's rich heritage of careful introspection to promote peaceful relationships between people and with the environment around us.




Yokohama National University
College of Business Administration
International/External Programs Office
Postal Address: 79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
E-Mail: bsipo[at]ynu.ac.jp
Phone: (81)45-339-3617 EN/JP
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