AffiliationAdjunct Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS
CoursesFoundation Week, Wise Leadership Capstone: Coordinator and Modules A, B, C, and E.
Throughout her career, Jody Ono has designed, launched, and supported initiatives that enhance the development of students and professionals. Her experience with leaders and leadership across countries, sectors, and professional levels has enriched her dedication to helping people to define and practice good leadership. At ICS, Ms. Ono guides students in leadership development processes through the Wise Leadership Capstone, of which she is the creator. This program-long signature course helps students cultivate their practice of values-based, intentional leadership, expand their global awareness, and craft their visions for the future. To these objectives, ICS faculty members Hideki Kawada and Catherine Sibala also contribute their expertise as co-instructors.
Ms. Ono holds a 2003 M.P.P. from Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs), a 1993 M.A. from New York University (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and a 1989 B.A. from American University (School of International Service). Ms. Ono came to ICS from the instructional staff of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Center for Leadership Excellence. There, drawing upon her international and cross-sectoral knowledge to contribute broad perspectives, she taught senior-year cadets. Also at Texas A&M, Ms. Ono developed activities, including several executive-level business and policy leadership awards series, for the newly founded Mosbacher Institute of Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government.
Ms. Ono’s early career included reporting on international trade debates in the U.S. Congress, a stint at U.S. Peace Corps headquarters, and running New York University’s satellite campus in Paris, France. For 12 years, for SITE, Stockholm School of Economics, Ms. Ono worked on international projects to build new centers of excellence for research in economics in Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and others. She was also part of launching the Global Institute, an alliance of top economics think tanks around the world, in partnership with the Brookings Institution. In these endeavors, Ms. Ono worked alongside leading scholars in economics, finance, political science, statistics, and sociology to convey and enhance the policy and business impact of top research.