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Corporate History

1964 Feb. Business Consultants, Inc. is established in Higashi- Ginza, Tokyo, by translation trainers from MTP (Management Training Program) as an entity independent from Japan Business, Inc.
1968 Oct. The Systems Division is established (later reorganized into a separate company)
1969 Feb. BCon's head office is relocated to Yaesu, Tokyo,
Oct. The 1st Executive Development Laboratory is held (currently ELP) (150 held as of July 2014)
1970 Jan. Beacon Systems is established (currently Lincrea Corp.)
Jul. The 1st Organization Development Laboratory is held (currently ODL) (146 held as of July 2014)
1971 May. The 1st Advanced Management Seminar is held (currently LEMS) (1,838 held as of July 2014)
The 1st Simulation for Management Training is held (currently BDP) (144 meetings as of July 2014)
1972 Apr. The 1st Management Development Program is held (currently MDP) (145 held as of July 2014)
May. An Organization Development Conference (hereinafter "ODC") is held featuring Dr. Warner Burke
1973 Oct. Joined the OD Network (Chicago, USA)
1974 Oct. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Warner Burke, Dr. Jerry Harvey, Dr. Cary Coper & Dr. Cyril Mill
1975 Mar. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Gordon Lippitt and Dr. Cyril Mill
1976 Aug. Software AG (Beacon Information Technology, Inc.) is established
1978 Jan. Introduction of LIFO(Life Orientations)diagnosis is decided
1979 Apr. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Howard Carlson
1981 Jun. The 1st Salesperson Power Up Training is held (currently SPUT)
Nov. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Gordon Lippitt and Dr. Ronald Lippitt
1982 May. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Warner Burke and Dr. Harvey Hornstone
Three B, Inc. (currently BSP, Inc.) is established
1983 Jun. An ODC is held featuring Dr. David Nadler and Dr. Edward Lawler
1984 Mar. An ODC is held featuring Dr. David Nadler and Dr. Michael Tushman
1985 Mar. A Rothschild Seminar is held (Co-hosted by Diamond, Inc.)
Jun. A Peter Drucker Seminar is held (Co-hosted by Diamond, Inc.)
The Human Element is held featuring Dr. W Burke and Dr. Will Schutz
1986 Apr. A Michael Porter Seminar is held (Co-hosted by Diamond, Inc.)
Jun. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Warner Burke and Dr. Nicholas Georgeadis
1987 Jan. Introduction of The Human Element in partnership with Dr. Will Schutz is decided
Feb. "Soshiki kaihatsu kyoukasho [Organization Development]" is translated and published by President, Inc.
1988 May. The 1st Human Element Program (currently HEP) is held (158 held as of July 2014)
1989 Feb. The 1st Practical Management Training (currently BMP) is held (138 held as of July 2014)
1990 Aug. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Jay Galbraith
Oct. The De Bono Creative Development Program is introduced (Diamond, Inc.)
1991 Jun. "Ikigai no tankyu" is translated and published by Diamond, Inc.
Aug. An ODC is held featuring Dr. Jay Galbraith and Dr. Edward Lawler
1995 Apr. The 1st Innovation Thinking Seminar is held (currently ITS) (61 held as of July 2014)
1996 Aug. An Organization Development Seminar (hereinafter "ODS") is held featuring Ms. Betsy Sanders
1998 Jan. An ODS is held featuring Dr. Michael Tushman and Dr. Charles A. O'Reilly III
1999 Jun. BCon Korea, Inc. is established
2001 Nov. Licensing business is launched
Apr. Joined the All Japan Federation of Management Organizations (Zen-Noh-Ren). Certification courses are started.
2003 Aug. An ODS is held featuring Dr. Warner Burke and Dr. Warren Bennis
Nov. Joined the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
2005 Apr. Business Consultants (Shanghai), Inc. is established in Shanghai, China
HMS Membership Services (currently BCon Prime Club) starts providing services
2006 Apr. Use of the PrivacyMark is approved
eLearning is launched in collaboration with CrossKnowledge (France)
2007 Mar. BCon's head office is relocated to its current address
2009 Feb. Handling of the "FISH" Program, a tool to energize workplaces, is launched through an agreement with Charthouse Learning (USA)
2010 Aug. An ODS is held featuring Dr. Christopher G. Worley
2011 Jan. The 1st ISI (Executive Capacity Development Program) is held
Mar. BCon's medium-term management plan 5PROs is announced
2012 Nov. The 1st VIA program is introduced to Japan through a partnership agreement with the VIA Institute on Character
2013 Feb. The 50th Anniversary Seminar is held featuring Dr. Henry Mintzberg
Feb. The 50th Anniversary logo is designed and announced
Nov. The 1st WIN Seminar is held featuring Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
2014 Jan. BSP, Inc. made Beacon Information Technology, Inc. a subsidiary

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