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JALT Transformative Mentoring & Coaching #1378

Sat, May 15, 09:00-10:00 JST | Zoom 9
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This session is for one-on-one mentoring and coaching. Relational mentoring (Ragins and Verbos, 2007) is characterized by reciprocity and mutual learning, where both participants influence one another, that are inherent in growth-producing relationships. Coaching is a comprehensive client-centered service that may involve many aspects of a client’s life, both personal and professional.

Note: You must have previously signed up and received an orientation as a mentor/mentee or coach/coachee in order to participate in this session.


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This session offers free mentoring or coaching to JALT members who are registered for PanSIG 2021. You must sign up in advance and commit to watching an orientation video one week prior to the session, attending the entire session on Saturday, and completing an exit survey. https://forms.gle/wYDfqYBLchot8Yt59

Satoko Kato

Satoko Kato

Kanda University of International Studies
Dr. Satoko Kato is a Senior Education Coordinator/Lecturer, at Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE), Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. She is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Language Sciences, KUIS, teaching ‘learner autonomy’ and ‘teacher autonomy’ in the MA TESOL program. She holds a PhD degree in Education from Hiroshima University, Japan, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. She has conducted over 4,000 sessions as a learning advisor in the past 14 years working on promoting learner autonomy. She is also developing and implementing advisor education programs for teachers/advisors, domestically and internationally. She co-authored “Reflective Dialogue: Advising in language learning” with Jo Mynard (published by Routledge NY, 2016).
Colin Mitchell

Colin Mitchell

Reitaku University
Melodie Cook

Melodie Cook

University of Niigata Prefecture
Melodie is the JALT Director of Membership
Dawn Lucovich

Dawn Lucovich

The University of Nagano
Dawn Lucovich is President of The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and an Assistant Professor at The University of Nagano (site of PanSIG 2022). Her research interests include assessment, discourse communities, linguistic landscapes, and leadership skill formation. She welcomes discussion and dialogue at president@jalt.org.
Grant Osterman

Grant Osterman

Family English School International Co., Ltd.
Dr. Osterman has been teaching in Japan since 1993. Originally from a small Midwestern town in the United States, he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland. After a short hiatus, he completed his doctorate degree from Northcentral University in educational leadership. Over his career, he has taught at elementary schools, junior high schools, universities, and is an administrator at a private school in Okinawa. He joined JALT in 1995 and has served in many roles for the Okinawa chapter. Currently, he is the Okinawa Chapter membership chair, the Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group coordinator, and the SIG Representative Liaison for JALT. He is very active in JALT functions and enjoys monthly professional development trips to Tokyo when the virus is not so bad.