GLOBAL SKILLS PROJECT PRESENTS

GLOBAL FIRESIDE CHAT

7 - 8 March 2022

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1055 - 1100 | +9 GMT | 7-March

Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming remarks by Ms. Aki Nishihara, Hokusei Gakuen University , Social Welfare, Common Subjects, Language Education, Teaching Section Associate Professor

Ms. Aki Nishihara

Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, Hokusei Gakuen University,

Sapporo, Japan

1100 - 1140 | +9GMT | 7 March

Fireside Chat 1: Intercultural Communication

Catch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Ms.Rie Eichmann

Global Skills Trainer & Intercultural Consultant

Australia

Rie Eichmann is an intercultural communication trainer and global skills coach who is passionate about teaching “a global mindset” to professionals and students alike.

Rie collaborates with Hokusei Gakuen University in Hokkaido, Japan, to run a global skills program which is aimed at challenging students to think about how their skills and passion can be applied to be competitive in the international arena.

Rie’s passion is to train up the next generation to think outside their city, or country, and give them the confidence and skills to take their career across the globe. Whether it is travelling abroad for study or work, or working remotely in other countries the way she does. Rie wants to give everyone the determination, skills and resilience needed to stretch beyond their comfort zone, dream bigger dreams and achieve more than they thought possible.

1230 - 1310 | +9GMT | 7 March

Fireside Chat 2: Human Resource Development

Catch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Ms. Eri Iida 

Director of Global Business Development

Hult EF Corporate Education
Japan

Eri Iida, the Director of Global Business Development at EF Education First, has an extensive experience in helping Global business and corporate Learning & Development to design bespoke training programs for business leaders using EF Academic Big data. Located in London, Headquarter of EF worldwide and living in Shizuoka – Exploring the ‘post pandemic’ workstyle!

1500 - 1540 | +9GMT | 7 March

Fireside Chat 3: How To Expand Your Imagination

Catch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Mr. Venu Gopal Nair

Chief Executive Officer

Ideascape Communications
India

People don't wait to hear from brands. That's why you need an interpreter. Someone who understands the internal motivations of customers - and then works to get their attention and trust. It's a long, slow and delicate process.

I interpret brands for customers. By discovering the languages customers understand and relate to. If you think this is easy, try coming up with a campaign idea - and 99 times out of 100, people will come up with their version of a successful idea they already know. Creating a unique connect is tough. It's like learning a new language and one that customers relate to.

Some of it is in words. Some are in pictures. Some are in moving images that trigger thought and an internal response. And new ways have to be found to keep the brand image and the relationship alive. Think of all the products and brands you have used over the years - how many of them are part of your shopping list now? You grew out of them or no longer find them attractive.

Brands struggle with this all the time. If they're lucky to find a connect, keeping it going takes constant work. There a platoon of competitors wooing the same customers - and what they say may have a strong effect. So, the task gets a lot more complex.

The rewards are outsized if you persist and have the patience. I assure you it won't be easy. But it's a great exploration that could last years and decades. And you need someone you can trust.

Sessions Moderated By

Arisa Nakamura
Rintaro Suzuki

1100 - 1140 | +9GMT | 8 March

Fireside Chat 4: Relationships

Catch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Mr. Hunt Ethridge

Co-Founder

The Matchmaking Business Academy
USA

Hunt Ethridge is a marketing expert and entrepreneur focusing on the business of dating and relationships. He is a founder and senior partner of International Dating Coach Association (IDCA), was a founder of LiveDatingAdvice.com and is the head coach and head of marketing at New York Dating Coach. He also has his own practice at HuntForAdvice.com.

He is an expert that has consulted hundreds of men and women over the years. Hunt believes that each person is an individual and strives to make them the best version of themselves. While the focus of his businesses and coaching is on making someone empirically more dateable, the lessons learned translate very easily into personal and professional lives. In his coaching and consulting, the emphasis is on confidence building, leadership, image & style, conversation skills and more. Past clients include many C-level employees of Fortune 500 companies, politicians, local celebrities, as well as average every(wo)men from ages of 18 – 60+.

1230 - 1310 | +9GMT | 8 March

Fireside Chat 5: Self Expression

Catch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Ms.Ilia Francis

Co-Founder

Hustle in Heels
Canada

Ilia is an experienced LinkedIn Trainer, who has coached hundreds of professionals, students, and business owners on how to build their professional brand, for business and/or for career purpose through powerful LinkedIn profiles and social selling.

She focuses on LinkedIn Optimization and Social Selling for professionals and entrepreneurs, is a public speaker, and is fluent in Spanish and English.

She is an Industrial Engineer and an immigrant from Venezuela living in Toronto, Canada where she is also in charge of managing the Health & Safety Compliance for a worldwide Gas company.

1500 - 1540 | +9GMT | 8 March

Fireside Chat 6: Global Youth Collaboration

FCatch the students of Hokusei Gakuen University grille global leaders of the business world in a variety of topics ranging from relationship, digital media, branding, thought leadership and more in this Global Fireside Chat series presented by the Global Skills Project initiative.

Mr. Andrew Tai

Director

Synapze Sdn Bhd
Malaysia

I love being involved in work that revolves around youth empowerment, civic engagements, inclusivity and education; hoping to future-proof youths to be more responsible global citizens and make positive impact!

Very fortunate to be involved in verticals ranging from TV and radio airtime management, licensing, branding, events & artist management, retail e-commerce and recently in digital talent development, youth leadership and virtual platform solutions over the course of my 19-year career.

Worked with MNCs, Government Ministries and Agencies, Embassies as well as on major sporting events like the Summer Olympics, SEA Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, MotoGP just to name a few.

Served as a Board member of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) from 2018 to 2020 and assisted in matters pertaining to marketing, training and talent development.

Produced multiple global virtual events as well as hybrid ones that have been accessed across 7 continents and hopefully have impacted many Host of a youth-centric, free for public talk show called Rejuvenate; to inspire and spur youths towards making impactful choices in life.

1545 - 1550 | +9GMT | 8-March

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks by Mr. Nakamura Kazuhiko, Hokusei Gakusei University Junior College Vice President.

Mr. Kazuhiko Nakamura

Vice President, Hokusei Gakuen University and Junior College

Sapporo, Japan

Sessions Moderated By

Hina Katayama
Rai Kurokawa