Executive Training is striving to improve international business
communication for a closer-knit global village. Maki Nibayashi speaks to
Director Jason Dominici about the opportunities in this unique company.
tell us a bit about your company.
Executive Training is the branch of Shane Language Services that specializes
in in-company training for business executives. Shane has been operating
successfully in Japan for over 20 years and has operations in Taiwan, China,
Poland, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as well as in our
home base in the UK. Our goal is to help companies in Japan prepare for the
challenge of global communication in the 21st
century. This involves both business language training and communications
skills training, such as making effective international presentations.
makes your methods different from others?
think the main differences lie with both the quality and experience of our
teachers and trainers and the range of courses that we are able to offer.
The level of training for business English in Japan is still very much
premature in that the experience and qualifications of many teachers in the
market are below what customers should be demanding. In the future, this
will be unacceptable. Through a careful internal and external recruitment
process we are able to select the quality of personnel the market demands.
As well as offering the standard text-based courses,
we also specialize in courses designed to meet the particular requirements
of individual clients. European companies now require industry- and
function-specific courses that blend language skills, communication
techniques and cross-cultural training, and one of my objectives is to
produce more of these. As companies are increasingly realizing in the US and
Europe, language ability alone is not enough to guarantee international
success. Without an understanding of our counterpartsEcultural patterns
and sensitivity to cultural differences, effective international
communication is virtually impossible.
positions are you seeking to fill and can you tell us about the
responsibilities, and requirements for those positions?
are mainly looking for experienced senior business language and
communication skills trainers that would be interested in part-time,
in-company training on a contractual basis. We are particularly looking for
trainers who have experience in blending language training with
communication skills and cross-cultural awareness. Our basic requirements
are as follows: native speaker, strong university degree, recognized
teaching/training qualification, minimum three to five years teaching
experience, three years-plus international experience, working knowledge and
understanding of different cultures, and business experience a plus.
Candidates must be highly professional, a trainer from the heart and, most
importantly, a good communicator.
you tell us about salaries and benefits, etc.?
part-time contracts we offer extremely competitive hourly rates plus
end-of-contract bonuses. Also, our trainers can chose contracts that utilize
their particular areas of expertise.
Dominici or David Rear, Saxoncourt
Executive Training. Shane Language Services. 4F Dai 2 Yoshida Bldg, 5-1-2
Higashi Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0084.
03-3687-6989, fax 03- 3687-7504
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