Skip links

Bringing Together China, Japan, and Korea

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”” center_content=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”10″ animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_title margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”25″ hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” size=”3″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]

Bringing Together China, Japan, and Korea

[/fusion_title][fusion_title margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”25″ hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” size=”5″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]

by Woonchae Jeong (woonchae0625@naver.com)

[/fusion_title][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”” center_content=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding=”” dimension_margin=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_imageframe image_id=”15064″ style_type=”none” stylecolor=”” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”” bordercolor=”” borderradius=”” align=”center” lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” alt=”Mr. Samuel Kim, Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership delivering his speech at the opening ceremony of the Asia Leadership Conference 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.” link=”” linktarget=”_self” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”fade” animation_direction=”static” animation_speed=”1.0″ animation_offset=””]https://asialeadership.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TLS-2016-1-1024×478.jpg[/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”” center_content=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding=”” dimension_margin=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_text]

The Center for Asia Leadership (CAL) in collaboration with the Youth Union of Politics and Diplomacy (YUPAD) held the third annual Trilateral Leadership Summit (TLS) at Incheon Global Campus from July 23 to 28, 2016. Forty-eight delegates from China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia joined the TLS program with five teaching fellows from CAL and staff from YUPAD.

During the five days and four nights, delegates engaged in a negotiation module in which individuals worked with their partners through negotiations and the skills to formulate effective win-win agreements; they also took part in a design thinking simulation which allowed them to practice creative ways to approach and solve complicated problems.

Delegates also attended workshops divided by two themes, leadership and innovation. The program covered different subjects such as Authentic Leadership, 21st Century Skills and Attributes, Cross-Cultural Competencies. Students developed their leadership and innovation skills, building experiences and learning from each other as they worked together in the workshops.

The TLS afternoon program provided great opportunities for the TLS delegates who were thinking of studying abroad; Incheon Global Campus gave a presentation on the four colleges in the campus. In another afternoon, students were given career mentoring in which the teaching fellows shared their experiences and skills in their different fields.

The last day of TLS began with the final TLS Simulation Design Thinking Exercise, followed by the Simulation and Final Presentation. The delegates gave presentations on the solutions they have figured out for the problems of the three countries, and presented their output of the workshops, such as speeches about what they want to change in this world and why.

Unlike other programs, the TLS served as a center of communicating with students from different cultural background sas the students from China, Japan, and Korea were able to work together, which gave us the invaluable chance of learning from each other and broadening our thoughts.

The program made it possible for students from different cultures to share their cultures and learn to accept the difference of others. For example, in Randy Tarnowski’s ‘Cross-Cultural Competencies’ workshop session in which I engaged as a teaching assistant, students got into groups and talked about the distinct aspects of their culture that was common among their respective countries. We were pleasantly surprised that we had so many values in common and yet so many differences – and it definitely gave us the lesson on how to appreciate each other’s culture and approach them in an appropriate way.

Perhaps the most important and precious thing that TLS offered students were the relationships that were made. While working together on projects late into the night and the hours of talking with each other about almost everything with snacks on the table, the delegates and staffs made friendships that lasted a lifetime. The friendship continued after TLS was over – through social networks and visits to each other’s countries.

Incidentally, I even had the unexpected but wonderful surprise while I was volunteering in Myeongdong Station a few days after the program, bumping into the Chinese delegates who stayed behind in Korea. Farewells with our TLS friends were surely a hard thing for many delegates. Although the five-day, four-night experience was not so long – it definitely gave the many delegates a chance to develop themselves and a first experience to our pathway to become global leaders.

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Receive thought-provoking articles and program announcements.