The ideal model of leadership cannot be fixed a priori. Rather, individuals need to find their own leadership models in the process of self-discovery. The accumulation and analysis of that individual practice of trial and error may lead to the development of an advanced leadership theory, and the university should be the locus of this scholarly work.
Development of women’s political leadership has been an important social agenda not only in Japan but also in countries and regions all over the world. Encouraging the young generation, such as high school and university students, to participate in politics and providing leadership training for them can be an effective way to achieve this.
This program was founded in the spring of 2014 for working women. It offers lectures on management and leadership education taught by instructors from inside and outside the university who are successful at the forefront in various fields to women who aim to obtain management position at Lecture (FY2015) their companies. The school holds Saturday afternoon classes in spring, fall, and winter terms and it is possible to start by taking just one course. It also holds lunchtime meetings in order to build and expand the network among the attending members (for women with work experience).