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Project Know-how for Global Careers

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Today's careers need project know-how: systems thinking, collaboration, and management skills, informed by rigor and imagination – business and political.


If project know-how is what you need, then you have come to the right place. Cogent Language offers training, consulting, inspiration, curriculum design, pilot programs, teaching, coaching, and e-textbooks on project know-how.

Our enterprise clients include premier Japanese and multinational firms in the energy, engineering, financial, pharmaceutical and publishing industries, as well as universities and other organizations oriented toward global careers.

With our main office in Tokyo, we have as participants in our programs high potential young adults and professionals. We help managers in the private sector learn project management and soft skills, adult and university students learn business collaboration and entrepreneurship, and international school students, science, technology, and cultural heritages. We were early adopters of tablet devices and cloud-based platforms for purposes of project-based learning (PBL) in schools, and we continue to innovate in these areas.

Featured Course:

Project Initiation

Project management is the premier framework for collaboration among 21st century organizations. It offers them a proven approach to building new things right the first time, despite complexity, conflict, and turbulence. This course offers a practical orientation to launching major projects effectively, along with guidance in learning pertinent soft skills, concepts, and professional practice according to the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK©). In this one-day course in Tokyo, learn how to:

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Manage Launch of Major Projects

  • Build Trust
  • Clarify Business Goals
  • Plan Communication

Define Projects Using...

    • Business Case
    • Project Management Lifecycle
    • Systems Thinking

Accelerate Planning by Key PMBoK© Outputs

    • Project Charter
    • Stakeholder Register
    • Risk Register


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