Given the strong Humanistic roots of Soka University in combination with its academic excellence and international orientation the Humanistic Management Center's Ernst von Kimakowitz felt very privileged when being asked to jointly develop and conduct a three day workshop with Professors Naoki Kuriyama and Philippe Debroux from Soka's Faculty of Business Administration.
The three days in early September 2010 were built around lectures on one side but also strongly integrating the student delegation of Soka University into the program. Students gave presentations on case examples of Japanese firms that are following principles of humanistic management as well as presenting the main conceptual pillars of humanistic management from a Japanese perspective. Set within the premises of the United Nation's International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) ample room was provided for discussion and informal exchange in which the students demonstrated an impressive depth of understanding.
The workshop program is available for download here.