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Share our Excitement & Join our Journey

Welcome to the travel blog of Rotary District 5580's Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team which will embark on an exciting five week goodwill / vocational exchange to Nagoya, Japan in November, 2009.

Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.

If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.

We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.


GSE Team Japan 2009








GSEチーム ジャパン 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Murasaki-Noen Nursing Institution (by Julie)

We always feel extra special when we show up for a site visit to find Japanese, American and Canadian flags awaiting us and today was one of those days at the Muraski-Noen Nursing Insitution, a semi-private care home for the aged. The organization is devoted to providing exceptional services to its residents and those who come for day visits. It runs on a "balance score card" philosophy for staff peformance but also ensures that the mental health needs of its staff are met. We learned about management strategies including regular presentations to allow staff to identify "what can be done better" and the pairing of staff and senior managers for professional growth purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Jamie and I are very interested in finding out what a "Balanced Scorecard" philosophy is. Come on home!