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 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. SD became mandatory due to the revision of the University Establishment Standards on April 1, 2017 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.
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
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 staff with at least 5 years of work experience (of which 3 years or more of work experience as a university staff member*) are employed. Regardless of position)
* Employees of Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and the University Consortium Kyoto are also eligible to participate.
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 2(Sat)
Orientation – Secretariat Guidance –
14:40~15:30 Attitude to take the SD seminar -Aiming for expected university staff-
. Yukinori Watanabe (SD Training Committee / Personnel Planning Section Manager, Human Resources Planning Division, General Affairs Department, Doshisha University)
15:40~17:00 From Alumni to Students: Messages from Alumni-
Tomohiro Inoue (2015 graduates/Kyoto Sangyo University) Yasunari Shirafuji (2017 graduates/Osaka University of Human Sciences)
2nd Annual June 9(Sat)
History and System of Universities: Historical Development of Universities and Trends in University Reform Takeichi
Ehara (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
3rd June 16(Sat)
Universities and Higher Education Policy: Looking at Universities from the Perspective of Higher Education Policy Hiroshi
Matsuzaka (Secretary-General, Regional Culture Creation Headquarters, Agency for Cultural Affairs)
17:00~18:30 Fundamentals of Academic Writing: How to Convert "Problem Awareness" into Specific "Questions"? –
Takashi Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Department of General Education, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)
4th June 23(Sat)
University Strategy and Leadership: Creating an Organization to Create Strategies –
Hiromichi Yoshitake (Director, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
5th Annual June 30(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 6th July 7(Sat)
University Staff and Creativity – Playful Mindset Changes the Way We Work! –
Nobuyuki Ueda (Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women's University)
The 7th July 14(Sat)
Educational Management for Quality Assurance of University Education: Questions and Evidence-Based
Approaches Tomoko
Torii (Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization / Deputy Director, University Evaluation Office)
The 8th July 21(Sat)
Universities and Society: The Meaning of Regional Cooperation and the Role of Universities Masamine
Fukao (Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University)
17:00~18:30 Student-wide reflection
Debriefing session September 8(Sat)
Open Student Presentation

* After each lecture (except July 7), 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 2018.

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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: Monday, April 30, 2018 (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 2, 2018)

【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)2018 SD Seminar Application
Form 【Click here for details】 (2)2018 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 / 2018 SD Seminar Application Form 【Click here for details】 ・【Sample entry】2018 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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