September 18, 2003

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce that TUJ’s Corporate Education will host the Professional Development Series. The link is a natural one given that the Corporate Education program and Professional Development Series share the aim of sharpening the professional skills of business executives. The series is scheduled to commence at TUJ on Tuesday, September 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with “The Art of Successful Sales” presented by TUJ’s Dr. Akihiro Sumitomo.

The Professional Development Series will thereafter be held on a monthly basis, with speakers and topics carefully chosen for their excellence, expertise, and topical relevance. Audiences will gain a global business perspective that dispels traditional myths and enhances their practical knowledge and understanding of international commerce and managerial skills. Future speakers include Dr. Robert M. Orr, Jr., President of Boeing Japan, who is also a member of Temple University, Japan Campus’s Board of Governors.

The September speaker Dr. Akihiro Sumitomo is a TUJ Corporate Education advisor and instructor. Formerly Managing Director of Nihon Siber Hegner and President of Mannatech, Dr. Sumitomo is also President of Gingu Incorporated, a company specializing in management coaching and consulting for Japanese and Western corporate executives, expatriates, business owners, and entrepreneurs who seek a high level of business success in Japan and abroad.

Corporate Education is an important extension of TUJ’s role as an institution of higher learning. The program was established in 1996, and more than 30 global enterprises, including Citigroup Services (Japan) Ltd., NEC Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., Itochu Corporation, and Boeing Japan, currently benefit from its results-oriented training courses. What distinguishes TUJ’s Corporate Education is how it uniquely taps the full spectrum of TUJ’s educational resources.

By drawing on every aspect of TUJ’s offerings, a thorough needs assessment is conducted and the program is then tailored to suit the particular training requirements of client companies, with customized classes and flexible schedules. Courses can be conducted in either English or Japanese to maximize learning potential, and synergies with other TUJ programs such as the EMBA, law, IT programs are exploited to the advantage of a broad spectrum of corporations and organizations. The Professional Development Series adds another dimension to the program.

For more information on the Professional Development Series or Corporate Education,contact us.