Focus on Innovation

Cogent Language serves individuals and groups in Japan that focus on innovation. We build know-how in collaboration, design, and project management.

Our credentials and experience demonstrate our competencies. Fast companies in Japan – domestic and global – have been choosing us for more than a decade. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has approved us as a training provider. Our track record includes training for top-of-the-line firms in fields such as IT, finance, engineering, pharmaceuticals, and publishing.

In these dynamic fields, creativity and design are essential capabilities. Developing them is a core competency of Cogent Language. Each of our courses is a creative journey, with learning paths that are personal, constructive, cooperative, and cumulative. On these paths, participants explore, develop, and test systems that might add long-term value in their organizations. By modeling such systems in context, each participant develops essential creative and design skills.

Offering learning paths in English for native speakers and/or bilingual participants, we also serve innovative communities outside the private sector. We work with universities interested in project management, entrepreneurship, or design thinking, as well as international schools wishing to do project-based learning (PBL) or to enhance their ongoing PBL, internship, or career-focused programs.

For firms in Tokyo, we have a portfolio of programs, as well as customized training and consulting. For schools anywhere in Japan, we offer a full spectrum of services, all with strong emphasis on learning via projects.

New for 2019!

Silicon Valley Worldviews

Where did Steve Jobs' creativity come from? Enter his world and find out!

This series of workshops looks at Silicon Valley systems and their makers. It surveys dozens of entrepreneurs and founders, ranging from Electrical Engineers, Hackers, and Venture Capitalists to Hippies and Ecotopians. These are the worldviews that informed and inspired Jobs' career. They are now driving innovation globally.

These exciting worldviews are the theme of our new workshop series. Participants can explore the values, systems, and mentors that Jobs learned from. Each 6-hour, one-week workshop has as its subject one worldview and the innovators who lived by it. Participants learn its practical methods of creativity and collaboration and then try them out in mini-projects of their own design. The first workshop introduces the Electrical Engineers of the Valley. It also shows how to do a technical walkthru or "demo" like they did...and still do.

The series begins this January in Harajuku, Tokyo's own capital of innovation. There, with a Silicon Valley worldview, what might you create?

For more information, contact us today.