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Special Thank You Repeaters! Re-Designing Cross Culture Communication
PLEASE JOIN THIS SUNDAY AND EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF DESIGN THINKING- Special Price for Regular Members Practice Design Thinking and Re-designing your communication, discussion and negotiation experience. Designing Thinking is Not Just Thinking Design Thinkers Dare to Consider How Make the Impossible Possible Are you in an Impossible Situation? Do you have an Impossible Boss? Subordinate? Find out how design thinkers use design thinking and improve experiences. If you have participate more than 3 Times: Y1000 including One Drink If you have participate more than 2 Times: Y1500 including One Drink If you have participate one time: Y2000 including One Drink First Time Y2500 including One Drink If you want to join us only for drinks starting at 6 pm, that's ok. You can get to know us before you decided to join a workshop. Hope to see you! Bring a Friend! Paul "Creativity is intelligence having fun." —Anonymous Interactive Discussions that will Improve your Thinking and Communication Just Do WHAT? ADD Meaning, GAIN Insights, AVOID Bad Judgements Think Differently HOW? Just Join Once and See Why Our Members Keep Coming Back • What we'll do this time: The Organizer (me-Paul Consalvi) has put together some new material which should get us started sharing meaningful opinions about important topics. This material attempts to tackle tough communication issues related to problem solving, facilitation, decision making and team building. We will use an easy to learn Critical Thinking tool as well as the long-standing insights about the difficulties communicating with multiple cultures. • Our Purpose: What we do in general Learn powerful techniques for creative and critical thinking. Learn and Practice Important Frameworks such as QuestionStorming, Idea Zen, Six Hats, Critical Thinking, Blooms Higher Level Learning Practice Critical Decision Making Attitudes and Behaviors Learn how to be a high performer on a multi-cultural team. Analyze Tools and Techniques used by cutting-edge companies such as Google Meet open-minded people with global perspectives. • What to bring: Open mind and plenty of opinions, • Important to know.

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東京都新宿区高田馬場3-2-13 ドムス・サニ・ヤナガワ3F · Tokyo


What we're about

Our mission is to create a high level learning environment to develop communication skills that:

• invite diverse thinking,

• engage in difficult conversations,

• learn from one another, and

• confront prejudices and inequities on the personal and organizational levels

Action Learning -- A Powerful Tool for Developing Leaders, Solving Problems, Building Teams and Transforming Organizations.

Develop a global mindset through Action Learning- Not from a book or not in a classroom!

ACTION Learners are Ambitious and try to practice what they learn in the "real" world.

ACTION Learning Business English Workshops offer members a chance to:

Practice Business English- much less expensive than Eikaiwa

Learn Business Skills- better than MBAs

Participate in Highly Interactive and High Level Business Discussions- every week

Many of our members:

Are interested in better understanding important Business theories, tools, methods

Are working in a foreign company

Are considering working in a foreign company

Have a foreigner for a boss

Have foreign members in their team

Our goal is to offer the best way for individuals in Tokyo to obtain real-world business communication and management training in English.


Because we are a group of experienced international business professionals who have many years of experience working in business in Japan. We want to share our industry knowledge and cross-cultural experience in truly innovative ways which are not available through traditional schools and "Eikaiwa".

Our actively participating members are generally Japanese and foreign professionals who are striving to improve their English communications skills for business and investing. BUT we also have a number of younger members who have just entered the working world.

Train in English with Tokyo`s best Business Professionals

Don't expect boring lectures! Be prepared to take ACTION

We don`t "give lectures" we want our members to be able to practice techniques until they feel they have mastered a skill.

One of our primary purposes is to help all members of our group to succeed in business. Starting with those members who are considering a new career or a career change and want to work in a foreign company. Our seasoned international executives can help members work on their Resume and Interviewing skills in English. We also run lectures in which participants can learn relevant business theory. After learning the theory we also give members ample opportunity to build related business skills through instructor lead discussions and workshops.

As the saying goes, "give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish and he eats for the rest of his life".

For example, its one thing to learn that SWOT Analysis stands for STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES and THREATS but unless members get a chance to participate in an actual SWOT Analysis workshop or better yet, facilitate their own SWOT Analysis meeting they will not truly be able to put the theory into practice.

Our heroes are globally-minded change agents.

We strive to be:

Accountable, Highly Influential and Strategically Inquisitive and Transparent

We practice an approach for mutual communication and learning called "High Advocacy and High Inquiry"

What is High Advocacy and High Inquiry?

I state my thinking, I inquire into your thinking, and I encourage you to question my thinking.

Its simple to explain but hard to do consistently.

Come and try it out!

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