Asked by IDEO U to mentor "Storytelling for Influence" online course. Provide support and guidance to a group of global changemakers who are joining the Storytelling for Influence course in Spring, 2016.
Guide learners, both online and offline, through lessons so they can apply IDEO design thinking methodology to empower them to tell their story to the world, to lead and inspire others to action.
Give feedback and input to students, facilitate connections, and spark conversations, provide resources..
Work with IDEO U Community Guides and Designers to continually enhance and improve the learning experience.
Teaches a unique full semester Business Presentation course to students as part of the part-time MBA program at the GLOBIS School of Management, Japan's largest business school.
Instructs MBA students on how to create and deliver clear, concise, and creative business presentations driven by in-depth analysis of the audience and their needs. Coaches students to bring out their own uniqueness in presentations to inform, persuade, lead, and inspire others to take action. Teaches by the case method, with extensive in-class participation and interaction.
Runs workshops on cross-cultural communications and team-building for full-time MBA students.
Boosts global employee engagement and corporate culture through developing and implementing global HR strategies and initiatives at Ricoh's world headquarters.
Leading global project to strengthen a Culture of Recognition throughout Ricoh affiliates worldwide.
Pioneered and led implementation of Ricoh's first global employee survey. Coordinates and creates global action plans based on survey's insights into the thoughts and sentiments of over 80,000 staff worldwide.
Promotes The RICOH Way and corporate mission, vision, and values, to Ricoh staff outside Japan.
Manages projects to develop global top talent and creates leadership development training programs. Acts as a change agent by analysing and recommending solutions to specific global HR issues.
Develops initiatives to contribute to the globalisation of Ricoh HQ staff, through training on cross-cultural communication, global leadership, and giving effective business presentations.
Acts as mentor and advisor to Ricoh Women's Leaders network.
Strategic management of DRDC - Toronto's relations with external partners in industry, academia, other government departments, and allied defence organisations. DRDC is a special operating agency of the Department of National Defence.
Created partnerships between industry and government to rapidly commercialise defence, aerospace and dual-use technology through licensing and joint research projects. Negotiated contracts and MOUs with partners in all industrial sectors.
Worked with the start-up and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern Ontario to identify new businesses to act as recipients of innovative Canadian government technologies, or as in-kind partners on research programs.
Responsible for meeting annual revenue targets from industrial partner use of DRDC Toronto Impact Facility.
Developed DRDC Toronto's first External Relations Strategy, establishing a five year plan to engage with external partners to extend research capacity and capability through targeted external partnerships.
Managed the Human Sciences Hub ®/om, an open innovation network dedicated to developing collaborative solutions and technologies in the field of human sciences.
Management of Defence R&D Canada - Toronto intellectual property via technology transfer, licensing and Intellectual Property protection.
Liaised with external partners in industry, academia, government, domestic and international, to facilitate collaborations and exploitation of DRDC intellectual property.
Oversaw business development activities at lab by negotiating contracts to facilitate access of external partners to DRDC Toronto facilities and expertise to generate revenue and new resources.
Organised annual trade show exhibition schedule and developed marketing material to promote and DRDC Toronto as the world-leader in integrated human effectiveness science and technology for the defence and security sectors.
Science & Technology Offier, SR&ED Tax Credit Program
Administration of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program in Southern Ontario.
Reviewed submissions mades by businesses seeking SR&ED tax credits, to make decisions on eligibility of projects and need for field review. Made recommendations on the technical merit of research projects submitted.
Managed public outreach and communication, developing a public seminar program which became a model for operations across Canada.
Worked with municipal, provincial, and federal government partners to use the SR&ED program to promote Ontario and Canada as a premier destination for FDI and for foreign companies looking to relocate their R&D operations.
Working with my GLOBIS classmates, we translated this book from its original Japanese to English, to allow students in the GLOBIS English MBA program to read and learn from this book, as was done in the Japanese MBA program, As a strong team, we studied Chinese history, Zen, and neo-Confucian philosophies to translate this work of philosophy into English for the first time. Thanks to our efforts, the book is now used as a core reading in the GLOBIS English MBA curriculum.
Invited by Kwansei Gakuin University to speak at Embassy of Canada on my experiences working with Canadian and Japanese university students on Cross Cultural College, Joined panel discussion on what universities and companies in Japan need to be doing better to be able to grow and utilize global talent.
Ran three seminars at Samurai Startup Island on how to create and deliver effective and impactful pitches for your venture. The topics of the three sessions were; 1. Crafting the Perfect Pitch Deck 2. Pitching With Passion, Make Your Startup Stand Out 3. Preparation, Confidence, and Dealing with Tough Questions
Invited by US-Japan Council to give a seminar to high-school and university alumni of the Tomodachi Initiative Alumni Leadership Program. Ran an open discussion on what it takes to become a global leader, and the importance of finding your own personal mission to drive your career.
Canadian university students visit Kwansei Gakuin in the summer to learn about Japanese business culture and work on a challenge put to them by Japanese companies. I coached a group of students and evelauted their pitch on how to improve the recruitment of millennials by Japanese companies.
Canadian university students visit Kwansei Gakuin in the summer to learn about Japanese business culture and work on a challenge put to them by Japanese companies. I coached a group of students and evaluated their pitch on how to improve the recruitment of millennials by Japanese companies.