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Overview of the business

 Since fiscal 2015, the University Consortium Kyoto has been holding SD seminars with the aim of fostering the next generation of university management professionals at each university and junior college, mainly member schools.
Today, when the full-scale arrival of a "knowledge-based society" has been pointed out, the environment surrounding higher education has changed dramatically, such as the declining birthrate, aging population, and progress of globalization, and the uncertainty is becoming even more uncertain. The Central Council of Education's "Toward a Qualitative Transformation of University Education to Build a New Future (Report)" (2012) has high expectations for human resources and academic research that will pioneer the next generation that is difficult to predict, and society's expectations for universities are increasing. In addition, the "Promotion of University Governance Reform (Summary of Deliberations)" (2014), the Organization Management Subcommittee of the University Subcommittee of the Central Council of Education, stated that it is essential to build a governance system that can strategically manage the university under the leadership of the President. In order to establish "highly skilled professionals" who are well-versed in various fields such as public relations and to constantly improve the skills of university staff, SD will be mandatory in the University Establishment Standards to be revised on April 1, 2017.
In light of this situation, university staff are required to have the ability to steer accurately with an eye on the next generation, as well as the ability to accurately analyze changes in the environment and the needs of society, and reflect them in organizational decision-making and social missions in education and research.

Outline of the event

Venue Campus Plaza Kyoto
*The event held on June 24 will be held at Hanazono University.
Hosted University Consortium Kyoto
Capacity 20 (Documents will be screened by the Foundation's SD Training Committee)
Target At the time of the start date of the SD seminar, university employees with at least 5 years of work experience (of which 3 years or more of work experience as university staff members. Regardless of position) (If the number of students exceeds the capacity, selection will be conducted)
Attendance fee Staff of member schools: 30,000 yen Non-member school staff: 60,000 yen

* If you decline to take the course after the start of the training after paying the tuition fee, no refund will be given.

Training content

Date and time Theme / Lecturer
1st time June 3(Sat)
Orientation – Secretariat Guidance –
15:25~16:55 Attitude toward SD Seminar – Things to think in advance to make taking SD Seminar enjoyable and meaningful –
Mr. Soto
Yamazaki (Deputy Director, General Planning Office, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies) Shozo
Fukuoka (Director, Career Design Center, Kyoto Seika University)

*Both in 2004 Graduates of the first batch of Foundation Administrator Training

2nd Annual June 10(Sat)
History and System of Universities: Historical Development of Universities and Trends in University Reform Takeichi
Ehara (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
3rd June 17(Sat)
University Strategy and Leadership: Creating an Organization to Create Strategies –
Yoshitake (Director, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
4th June 24(Sat)
University Staff and "Kokoro": Practical Training at Hanazono University Tairyu
Ogawa, Thomas Kirshner
(Researcher, International Institute of Zen Studies, Hanazono University)
5th Annual July 1(Sat)
Universities and organizations – lively and professional work! –
Uryuhara (Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University)
The 6th July 8(Sat)
Collaboration between Universities and High Schools and Universities: Thinking about Educational Reform from the Perspective of Career Education Katsumi

Arase (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

The 7th July 15(Sat)
Academic Presentations: Skills, Tools and Minds in Presentations Takamichi

Murayama (Director, Educational Affairs Department, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
*Graduates of the 6th term of Foundation Administrator Training in 2009

14:55~15:40 Academic Writing: Learning about Report Writing –
University Consortium Kyoto Office
The 8th July 22(Sat)
Universities and Society: The Meaning of Regional Cooperation and the Role of Universities Masamine

Fukao (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University)

Debriefing session September 9(Sat)
Open Student Presentation

* After each lecture (except June 24), a 30-minute reflection session will be held by students (participation is voluntary).
* The event time is scheduled. Subject to change.
* Instructor affiliations and positions are as of April 2017.

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There are two ways to apply:
【A】Application through your university or junior college (hereinafter referred to as "university, etc.") (hereinafter referred to as "institutional application")
【B】Individual application (hereinafter referred to as "individual application")
However, [A] [ B] The two methods cannot be used together at one university, etc.
Before applying, please select the application method at the human resources and training department of the university, etc., and inform the staff.

【How to apply】

【A】Application by institution 【B】Individual application
Please fill in the necessary items on the application form and apply by e-mail attachment
through your university, etc
Note: When compiling information at each university, please set an on-campus consolidation date in time for the application deadline below.
Please fill in the required items on the course application form and apply by e-mail attachment.
Note: When applying, please check with the Human Resources and Training Department in advance to see if your university has adopted "[A] Institutional Application".
Application deadline: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (must arrive by this date)
Contact: SD■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send)
Subject when sending email: [SD seminar application] (affiliation, name, etc.)
Documents will be screened based on the application form.
Notification of Selection Results
After mid-May, we will notify you through your university, etc.
At that time, we will inform you of the transfer account of the tuition fee.
We will notify you after mid-May.
At that time, we will inform you of the transfer account of the tuition fee.
Payment of
tuition fees
Please transfer the money to the designated account of the Foundation by the designated date.
Start of course
Start of course (June 3, 2017)

【Application Form】

Please download the application form and apply by e-mail attachment to SD■consortium.or.jp (please change ■ to @ and send it).
・【A】Application for Institution (1)2017 SD Seminar Application
Form 【Click here for details】 (2)2017 SD Seminar Priority Table 【Click here for details】

* In the case of application from an institution, you will be asked to submit a list of names on the prescribed form along with the course application form. If there are multiple applicants from the same university, please be sure to prioritize them in the appropriate column of the list.

・【B】Individual Application / 2017 SD Seminar Application Form 【Click here for details】 ・【Sample entry】2017 SD Seminar Application Form 【Common to Institutions and Individuals】 【Click here for details】

Sending application forms and inquiries

Consortium of Universities Kyoto, Education Development Division (in charge of SD projects) e-mail: sd■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send it)

〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji, TEL: 075-353-9163 FAX: 075-353-9101
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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