Community Officers

Chief Community Officer

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Jun Kabigting, MBA/MS/SPHRi, Representative Director and President, HR Central K.K.

Jun is representative director and president of HR Central K.K. and an adjunct professor with Temple University Japan Campus and GLOBIS Management School. He is the Founding Chief Community Officer of The Japan HR Society (JHRS) and also serves as the Managing Editor of The HR Agenda -- Japan's first & only bilingual HR magazine. 

Jun has more than 25 years of experience across the entire HR value chain, most of them Japan-focused. He has a solid experience as a trainer, HR consultant, and talent acquisition professional. Jun likewise serves as nominal representative and/or external director for other organizations.

He holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines, a Certificate in HR Studies from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor and Relations and credentialed as a Senior HR Professional - International (SPHRi) by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and an accredited Harrison Assessments (HA) consultant and solutions provider in Japan. 

Jun has been a frequent speaker/resource person in various domestic and international HR conferences in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and USA. He passionately believes in advancing the HR agenda in Japan through continuing HR education, knowledge sharing and use of HR best practices.

Read more about Jun here.


Deputy Chief Community Officer

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Dean Fujii, Senior Consultant, Japan Performance Management Consulting

Dean Fujii is an HR professional and American-born 3rd generation Nikkei. His 21+ year career and experience in Japan spans government, education, aviation engineering and manufacturing, banking/finance, pharmaceuticals, IT, PR and professional service industries. Along with business consulting and HR transformation, he actively advocates Web 2.0 technologies, innovation and branding to enhance organizations and people. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in architecture and design.

Visit Dean's company here.

藤居ディーンは、人事プロフェッショナルでアメリカ生まれの日系第3世です。日本のキャリアは21年以上であり、政府、教育、航空製造、銀行・金融、医薬、IT 、 PRまたはプロフェッショナルサービス、多数の業界に経験しています。ビジネスコンサルティングと人事変革に加えて、さらにWeb 2.0の技術、イノベーション(革新)、ブランディングと組織や人材育成を強化することを積極的に支持している。藤居氏は、ワシントン大学にて卒業、建築とデザイン専攻でした。


The JHRS Secretariat

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HR Central K.K.: Recruit. Develop. Learn.

HR Central K.K. is in the business of helping organizations increase their profitability and competitive advantage through talent acquisition, development, and continuous learning.

It also provides other value-adding information and services to HR professionals through their HR publications, knowledgebase, network, and resources which are all geared to help advance the practice of the HR profession in Japan.

Visit their website at www.hrcentral.co.jp.



HR Education and Certification System Advocate Leader and Dean & Academic Director, The JHRS Academy

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Dana M. Gallagher, MPH, PA, Executive Coach, Management Trainer and OD Consultant

Dana has over 10 years experience as an executive coach, management trainer, and Organizational Development consultant. Her special interests are leadership development, change management, and team building across cultures and generations. She has worked in a variety of industries and settings, including non-profit advocacy organizations, start-up companies, and multinational headquarters. With a dual base in Tokyo and California USA, she has trained and worked extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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Women in HR Advocate Leaders


 

 

 

 

 




 

Elizabeth Handover, President, Intrapersona K.K. and a Lumina Learning Partner for Asia

Elizabeth is a highly experienced consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership development, teamwork, diversity, communication and executive presence. She specialises in coaching high performance leadership skills through transformational behavioural understanding and change. 

She has developed and delivered a range of leadership development programmes including Leading From Your Strengths, Leadership for Global Diversity and the CIO Global Leadership Academy. This customised year-long course has been specially designed for a group of pharmaceutical companies and delivers global people leadership skills in a local Japanese talent development setting.


An engaging facilitator and dynamic presenter, Elizabeth has partnered with major global organisations to provide a wide range of customised learning solutions across the Asia Region.

Passionate about supporting women to move up into leadership positions she is Co-Chair of the ACCJ Women In Business Committee and is a speaker and workshop leader at the Global WIN Conference. Learn more about Elizabeth here.
       

 

Mireille Watanabe Handover, a Lumina Learning Partner for Asia

Mireille is a Lumina Learning Partner and Director of Business Development and Strategy for Lumina Learning Asia. As a Lumina Learning faculty member, Mireille trains new Lumina Practitioners and supports them as they incorporate Lumina into their own businesses.

Mireille has created and delivered training programmes to major global companies in Japan and around Asia. She specialises in helping teams and leaders to find value and strength in diversity. She is particularly passionate about working with women in Japan to develop their leadership skills and support them for success within both domestic and global organizations.

 Learn more about Mireille here.
       



The CEO-HR Forum Leader

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Green HR Advocate Leader

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Chad Stewart, Associate HR Director, Astellas Pharma, Inc. and Principal, Interkannections

Chad has led change management, leadership pipeline, and organizational evolution projects with global corporations, SMEs, local governments, NPOs and the UNCRD since 1995. Chad also serves as a Global Executive Coach, co-created the Change Leader and Green Change Leader training programs for Interkannections, and has lectured at the Kyoto University MBA School.

He is currently the project leader for the Green Marketplace Forum through the ACCJ, and is editing books on Green Jobs, Designing a Green New Deal, and the (Leadership) Maturity Assessment Profile.

Chad holds an M.A. in Intercultural Relations from the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is certified in Leadership Development Framework and Profile, Global Executive Coaching, Negotiating Intercultural Conflict, Advanced Intercultural Training, Spiral Dynamics integral (SDi) Level 1 and Level 2 (Natural Designs, Personal Emergence, Applications), Cultural Training Tools (Level 1) and Harvard’s Negotiations for Strategic Success.


"ResponsibleRecruiting" Advocate Leader

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