Gifu JALT:

(1) Event Diversity and Equity ELT Japan; (2) JALT Code of Conduct

Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Tanja McCandie; (2) Katie Cahill

Part 1: Event Diversity and Equity ELT Japan
Female English language educators, more so non-native English speakers, are not often visible in positions of leadership and influence. Conference keynote and plenary speakers, symposium panels members, and chapter presenters are often native English-speaking males, regardless of country. While this lack of diversity in English language teaching is a global issue, this presentation will focus on how the presenter is using social media to draw attention to the imbalance in presenter demographics in Japan. The presenter will discuss how the website,, was founded, how it is encouraging female English language educator empowerment, and how it is engaging male allies.

JALT's new Diversity and Equity Committee will also be explored with regards to how it is attempting to create awareness and guidelines with regards both gender and "non-native speakers" within JALT. This presentation encourages group discussion, questions, and suggestions on how JALT can transform into a more inclusive organization.

Part 2: JALT Code of Conduct
With the establishment of the JALT Code of Conduct, members (especially Chapter and SIG officers) may be approached with complaints or requests for handling problems or incidents in their group. These may include not only accusations of harassment but also witness reports and complaints of unfair accusations. This workshop will introduce some of the most common cases and provide training to help members be prepared to respond effectively and responsibly.

Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Gifu JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: First event free! 1,000 yen per event thereafter or 4,000 yen for an annual chapter membership

Venue: Heartful Sq 2F, JR Gifu

Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan


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