The Academy of Global Leadership is engaged every day in developing global leaders called for by society, by marshaling the full resources of Tokyo Institute of Technology and, further, in closely coordinating among industry, government and academia, starting with the resonant collaboration between the arts and sciences with Hitotsubashi University. As programs with this aim, venues of learning such as the “Dojo Programs” and “Off-Campus Program” are offered to students, with efforts being devoted to enable them to gain within a given period of time the ability to fully engage the world. However, AGL is not a place of one-way instruction on some matter. Rather, it is hoped that the student will proactively engage in self-directed attainment of the goals of gaining the qualities and career as a leader by exploiting the environment of the “Academy of Global Leadership”. It is certain that the path to them will be wide and clear if actions are taken by always keeping in mind that this is the purpose of the “Dojo Programs” and “Off-Campus Program”. We will be providing full support for such students as well as be continuing to make the utmost efforts to create the ideal environment to this end.
The attributes and skills it takes to be a leader are acquired through hard work, determination, and training. At this dojo, we work diligently together, aiming to foster the traits required to demonstrate leadership, including a passion for duty, a persisting sense of responsibility, and the ability to assess situations and people with an objective eye. Additionally, by illustrating the process behind not only getting things done, but also having the determination to accomplish one' s own vision, we aim to offer participants a place where they can gain the ability to influence, learn to think in a global context to realize their vision in society, and cultivate their own style of leadership to achieve results.
The AGL Dojos are venues where students with diverse specialties learn together with the aim of fostering individuals to become global leaders. As such, the students studying at AGL are expected to progress as individuals. Man is a thinking reed, and the origin of thinking has a relationship with manufacturing. We can say that by manufacturing some tools or things, the human brain has dramatically evolved. The Japanese phrase "sessa-takuma," which means vigorous mutual learning among colleagues, also originated from manufacturing works. In this light, our Dojo provides students with a venue to have actual experiences and to learn the fundamentals of manufacturing, as well as to challenge themselves to develop specific products and business models.
“Global” means the condition of being in competition with talent around the world, and “Leader” means one who is expected to create new value in such fields as technology, service, policy or business and give shape to it. In these Dojo Programs, such creative talent will be produced with the keywords of Innovation, Marketing, Diversification and Execution. In the world in which thinking about matters and seeking opportunities for action on the global level are taken for granted, AGL graduates thriving in various locations and institutions to build up a network: I encourage you to come to knock on our door with such a high spirit.
The aim of the Dojo Programs is to train leaders to lead various institutions such as academic, economic and cultural organizations, and the educational curriculum will be formulated and implemented by institutional coordination with Hitotsubashi University in order to widen the scope of disciplines and of the subjects of group work. Proficiency in language is not sufficient for leadership capable of building favorable consensus and of producing results. The Dojo Programs, at the same time as conducting training in powers such as of perspective, communication and action, through t he per formance of practical group work and projec t s as well as Of f-Campus Program, will be a place for learning in practice about such matters as norms of behavior and methods of self-training as leaders.