Facilitation for cross cultural groups

Global Facilitation

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Facilitation for the cross-cultural group

In this globalization era, in Japan or any place in the world, the demand of facilitation for the cross-cultural group is rapidly increasing.

Facilitation is originally to enhance engagement in diverse groups, and recently, group context is getting more diverse and complicated. Cross-cultural means various differences, not only counties or language, but also industry background, community culture, and individual uniqueness. Facilitators need to handle the difficult situation and complicated context in inclusive and interactive manners.

We are so experienced to facilitate the cross-cultural groups. And we have plenty of professional partner facilitators who’re really passionate to bridge the diverse people.


Help Setting Agenda and Delivery of Facilitation

In planning global meetings, sometimes the objective and agenda of the meeting tend to be vague. And our clients struggle to clarify what they should make sure. We help the clients find out what they should achieve and design the appropriate process of group meeting to bring desired outcomes.

And also we deliver facilitation in actual meetings or workshops of clients.

We previously helped these kinds of meetings.

  • Team building for the diverse employees group
  • Company’s global policy permeating meeting
  • IT system global roll out project meeting
  • Board meeting with Japanese and English speakers
  • International conference


We have a lot of track records

We handled a lot of global facilitation for our clients’ cross cultural meetings and workshops.

In facilitation for the cross cultural groups, designing the process to enhance group creativity by adapting diverse perspectives. And facilitators should be able to flex facilitation style to adjust to the situations.

Particularly in the group which contains Japanese and other English speakers, we need to esteem both Japanese culture and global communication style. Facilitators who are well experienced in such situations.

Knowledge Signs and our partner facilitators are ready to meet our client’s demand based on affluent experiences.

These are case reports which we helped our clients previously.

※Global Facilitation for Toyo Engineering

※Team “Start Your Impossible” global workshop at TOYOTA

※Global Facilitation for Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation


Hideyuki Yoshioka   English/Japanese bilingual facilitator
CEO of Knowledge Signs Inc.As a professional facilitator, Hideyuki has crafted unique methods of facilitation and consulting. Hideyuki has been involved in professional facilitation for over 20 years and facilitated almost a thousand times of meeting.
Hideyuki always commits very critical meetings that require critical outcomes as enterprise mid-term strategies, organizational development plan, digital transformation plan.
And also has plenty of experiences to facilitate cross cultural group.
Hideyuki is always influential to facilitator’s community in Japan as a spearhead to lead new challenges.
Hideyuki has conducted original workshops in IAF Asia conference for three years in a row since 2014.         

IAF CPF(Certified™ Professional Facilitator)

Language: Japanese, English
Available: Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India,other areas in Asia, North America, Eu