2020 NatCon Agenda

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

November 17th

8:00PMOpening Remarks
8:20PMDelegate Introductions
One delegate for each U.S. Chapter will introduce the chapter and all attendees representing that chapter.
8:40PMWelcome Remarks
CLAIR Executive Director Mayumi Shimotori
Mr. Masashi Mizobuchi, Minister-Counsellor for Public Affairs and Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.
8:50PMSocial Breakout
Karen Kelley, Special Advisor for Recruitment, Retention, Diversity and Inclusion, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Former Consul General for the U.S. Consulate

November 18th

8:00PMCLAIRification of GiA Report Process
9:10PM Putting the “You” in USJETAA
Bahia Simons-Lane, Executive Director, USJETAA
Paige Cottingham-Streater, Chair, USJETAA

November 19th

8:00PMJETAA Canada Update
Matt Kaiser, Canadian JETAA Country Representative
8:30PMCross Collaboration Discussion
9:30PMHappy Hour
9:50PMWrapping Up

December 4th

8:00PMVirtual Activities for a Virtual World
Faye Valtadoros (JETAAUSA)
Andy McCarthy (JETAA Texoma)
Akiyo Horiguchi (JETAANC)
Ryan Hata (JETAANY)
9:15PMExcelling at Project Management
Megan Deville (JETAA Mid-South)
Jennifer Tucker (JETAA Texoma)

December 5th

6:00PMCareer Development Over Zoom
Jessica Records (PNWJETAA)
Bahia Simons-Lane (USJETAA)
7:05PMDeveloping a Strong Leadership Team from a Distance
Gabriel Coronado (JETAA Chicago)
Melissa Golden (JETAANC)
7:55PMJETAA International Update
Nathalie Ng (JETAA-I)
8:30PMBreakout Rooms
Project Management Discussion
Virtual Activity Discussion
Career Development Discussion
Leadership from a Distance Discussion
Tohoku Discussion
Social Rooms

December 6th

6:00PMBest Practices from HR – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Zara Espinosa (JETAA Chicago)
6:50PMOrganizing Japanese Language Classes
Valerie Stewart (JETAASE)
Giuseppe “Joe” Di Martino (JETAANY)
7:45PMTech Tips and Utilizing Tech Effectively for Collaboration
Tyler Blaz (JETAA Chicago)
Adam Ledyard (JETAAUSA)
8:50PMClosing Remarks
9:00PMCLAIR Reception