We are thrilled to announce the first edition of a series of events organized by TUJ Continuing Education and Kokoro Media!
“Insights: Learning from Some of Japan’s Most Inspirational People” will invite inspirational people of Japan to share their professional expertise and private experience on a broad range of topics. After sharing their insights with us, our guests will discuss with TUJ faculty to bring the topic to a deeper level. Finally, a third of the event’s program will be dedicated to a Q&A, so you can really get a chance to ask the questions that matter to you.
For this first edition, we will welcome Henry Seals, the first foreign-born, naturalized human rights commissioner in Japan. Henry will talk to us about embracing change and share his thoughts about community building and diversity in Japan.
The event is free and will take place online, on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Japan Standard Time.)
Please visit the following Peatix page to get access to the event.
Guest Speaker – Henry Seals
“We often think that we are going to become leaders in a group by shining and raising our hand to do something. But you can be a leader in an organization by listening to people, or by being someone people feel comfortable opening up to. There are different ways to become a leader. You build communities by being invested in people.” —Henry Seals, Interview by Anthony Griffin, Kokoro Media, November 2021.
The author of “Making It in Japan”, Henry has spent over 25 years in Japan helping companies and individuals find success, overcome obstacles, and make a difference in society. Supporting numerous Silicon Valley companies as the IT lead and CIO for Asia, Henry also became a Trainer and Coach. In 2009 he focused talents on helping address the impact of the financial crisis on companies and their staff by providing his insight to transform Human Resource approaches in such global companies as NN and AIG. He has held executive positions in cutting-edge technology start-ups, and global financial institutions with a focus on infusing engagement as a tool for building high performance and dynamic work environments. In his spare time Henry continues to volunteer to provide outreach to the disabled in Japan and together with his wife, continues to publish books and articles on how to achieve financial, spiritual, and professional success in Asia. A father of 5 daughters, in his free time Henry enjoys spending time with his children, gaming, investing, and volunteering.
TUJ Guest Instructor Panelist – Sarajean Rossitto
Sarajean is a Tokyo-based consultant providing program coordination, training program facilitation, and capacity development advisory services for institutions such as JICA, Japan PlatForm, the Give2Asia Foundation, the Center for Global Partnership, Morgan Stanley, Sophia University and others seeking to gain strategic advantage while better meeting community needs and promoting more effective civic engagement. Sarajean’s most recent training programs focus on CSR and SDGs, Unconscious Bias and Every day Sexism, Cross Cultural Communications and Basic Conflict Mediation skills development for international organizations and 2020 volunteers. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a Master’s in International Affairs with a focus on human rights in East Asia from Colombia University. She has also earned professional certificates in Disaster Management, Humanitarian Response Management and Conflict Mediation.