GLOBIS Kokorozashi Seminar: “From Organizational Learning to Compassionate Systems”

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Senge to GLOBIS USA and to the GLOBIS community. GLOBIS is Japan’s No.1 Business School and Venture Capital under one group (Founder and President Yoshito Hori).
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In this online seminar, embark on a transformative journey with Mr. Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, a trailblazer in the field of organizational learning. Renowned for writing the groundbreaking book “The Fifth Discipline” and founding the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), Mr. Senge has left a permanent mark on some of the Fortune 500 companies, fostering sustainable movements. Currently serving as the Co-founder at the Center for System Awareness, Mr. Senge is dedicating more time to shaping the future of education.

In this online seminar, participants will delve into the profound insights shared by Mr. Senge quotes drawn directly from his influential articles and workshops. Explore key concepts such as:

  • “Leaders are designers, teachers, and stewards. These roles demand new skills: the ability to build a shared vision, to challenge prevailing mental models, and to foster more systematic patterns of thinking.”
  • “What do we truly want to create? And what exists today? This creative tension, the gap between vision and reality, generates energy, akin to a rubber band stretched between two poles.”
  • “Systems leaders need a strategy, but the most effective ones learn to ‘follow the energy’ and set aside their strategy when unexpected paths and opportunities emerge.”

Gain profound insights into effective leadership and organizational learning, unlocking the wisdom accumulated by Mr. Senge over years of pioneering work.

Message from Mr. Tomoya Nakamura, Seminar Dialogue Partner:

Step into the realm of Mr. Senge’s wisdom through my eyes, as a seasoned business school professor whose journey began with Mr. Senge’s enlightening Sloan Management Review Article, “The Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organizations.” Drawing parallels with the mastery learned from my Aikido instructor, Ariake-Sensei, I will share my personal encounter with Mr. Senge during the SoL’s Executive Champions Workshop in 2018. This workshop, a departure from traditional lectures, delved into grounding techniques, heart-centered practices, and collaborative social dances with C-class executives. Discover how Mr. Senge creates, develops, and patiently waits for the generative social field to ripen, delivering profound meaning to participants at precisely the right moment. Join us for this special opportunity to touch the essence of Mr. Senge’s mastery in higher education and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth.

During our Q and A portion of the seminar, you will:

•Have the opportunity to receive a free ebook “KOKOROZASHI: The Pursuit of Meaning in Business.”

• Be able to speak directly with our Admissions Advisors to learn about GLOBIS programs in more detail.

Upon registration, a link will be sent to your email address with a URL and details on how to join. Some tips for the event!

This event will be held live online. Upon registration, a link will be sent to your email address with a URL and details on how to join.

Some tips for the event:

  • Join on time as the event will be live (we recommend joining at least 5 minutes early).
  • Please try to have earphones, a microphone, and/or a webcam ready for a more interactive experience.
  • Have a good time and don’t be shy to participate by asking questions.


Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Where: Online
Registration Fee: Free of charge
Language: English


3:00 PM (PST) GLOBIS Introduction
3:02 PM (PST) Speech by Peter-san
3:35PM (PST) Dialogue between Peter-san and Nakamura-san
3:50 PM (PST) Q&A with Peter-san
4:00 PM (PST) GLOBIS Programs
4:15 PM (PST) Q&A with GLOBIS Programs Advisors

Mr. Peter Senge (Speaker)

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global network of people and institutions working together for systemic change.

Mr. Senge’s work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for creating healthier human systems.  This has involved major cross-sector collaborative projects focused on global food systems, climate change, circular (zero waste) business models and regenerative economies.  Today he focuses on advancing a “compassionate systems” approach to shaping the future of education with the new Center for Systems Awareness.

Peter Senge has been at the forefront of organizational learning, leadership development and systems change since his classic text The Fifth Discipline in 1990 and has been involved in founding organizations and networks to advance theory, method and practice like the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), the Academy for Systems Change, and the new Center for Systems Awareness.   His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for healthier human systems and includes major initiatives focused on global food systems, climate change and the future of education.

The Fifth Discipline (over two million copies sold) was recognized by the Financial Times as one of five “most important” management books and by Harvard Business Review as establishing the learning organization as “one of the seminal ideas of the last 75 years.” He is also co-author of three related fieldbooks, Presence and The Necessary Revolution.  The Journal of Business Strategy named him one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy in the 20th century and the Schwab Foundation a Global Thought Leader for Social Innovation in 2019.

Tomoya Nakamura (Dialogue Partner)


Mr. Tomoya Nakamura serves as President of GLOBIS USA, Inc.

He started his professional career at Marubeni Corporation, reorganized an investment company at Advantage Partners, and was the Senior Managing Director of Sun-Life Corporation (TSE 7040). At Sun-Life he introduced a progressive ESOP for more than 250 employees including part-time workers.

He served as Dean of the English MBA Programs at GLOBIS University while also starting the GLOBIS global training business and continues to serve as the main facilitator for various corporate clients. He primarily lectures on leadership, kokorozashi, and globalization.

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