Sarajean Rossitto, Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant, facilitates workshops, seminars and projects aimed at developing skills, organizational capacity understanding of global issues and effective partnerships.
Looking for ways to improve your nonprofit NGO’s capacity? Looking to motivate your staff through community involvement? Looking for ways to get involved in community work? Drop me a line using the comment box below.
Interested in new employee training programs or workshops? I am working on new training programs for professionals new to international development and NGOs. Contact me for more information.
Upcoming workshops and classes: http://wp.me/p2CfAL-3V
Examples of programs from the last few years
- Wed April 5 ICAS Symposium on civic action at TUJ http://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/event/vivalarevolucion-new-millennium-political-protests/ My presentation: 20170405 viva edit
- Mon April 10 March and Symposium commemorating the anniversary of Japanese women’s suffrage https://www.facebook.com/parite50 My presentation:201704010 womens day II
- Sat April 15 Community Organizing workshop @TUJ https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/seminars/COS101-SP.html
- Sat April 15 Tokyo March For Transparency, Security, and Accountability https://www.facebook.com/events/279687809130062/
- Thurs April 20 Reflecting on the past, Visioning a sustainable future ARI Symposium at Sophia http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/
New programs from 2017
- News classes on NGOs and SDGs at Meiji Gakuin, Aoyama Gakuin and Sophia Universities.
- At TUJ: Social Issues through Drama: Using SEVEN to understand global concerns
May through July. Registration deadline May 21, Have a look:
Give2Asia – I will be working with G2A to promote CSR in Japan. http://www.give2asia.org/
- BTG – I served as Faculty adviser for this year’s Building the Tomodachi Generation The program aims to develop leadership and promote cultural exchange by learning about and developing models of cross-sector partnerships to address social challenges. http://usjapantomodachi.org/2017/03/22196/
- Women of the World March Tokyo – resources and calls to action for responsible citizenship – asks people to give 20 minutes of action a day: Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
- November 2016 – JSRPD – JICA training program
- Oct 2016 Organization management skills workshop
Sept ~ Dec 2016 TUJ course on NGOs and social issues in Japan
Director Rachel Walzer, and producer Sarajean Rossitto bring to the Tokyo the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe.
March 2016 – online bullying program research
May 2015 ~ present New course on the Sustainable Development goals at TITP
January ~ March 2015 TUJ – TUH US Japan NGO training program – http://www.tuj.ac.jp/news/2015/0108.html (en)
November 2014 and 2015 – JSRPD – JICA training program
October 2014 – Japan PlatForm Humanitarian Response Workshop – capacity development of NGO leaders from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea committed to disaster response. http://usjapantomodachi.org/2014/11/13953/
2014 ~ 2015 ARI project publications and conference presentations have been uploaded to the publications page: https://sarajeanr.wordpress.com/publications/
October 2013 – at the WiN Global Conference in SAVVY Tokyo http://www.savvytokyo.com/womens-international-networking-conference-2013/
November 2013 ~ March 2014 working with Fundrex on a Hiroshima grant proposal support project.
Summer 2013 – joined Peace Boat for a week of workshops on board! Workshop listings can be found here.
March 2011 ~ July 2014, Japan Program Adviser for Give 2 Asia assisting in support and fund disbursement to recovery and rebuilding projects in North East Japan.
Tips on giving can be found on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9nzb36HaMg&feature=related
Spring 2012 interview in the Temple University Japan Campus Newsletter
Basic information about my work and what I do:
- Through skills-based trainings, Sarajean’s workshops aim to enhance the performance and capacity of international organizations, nonprofits and NGOs. Sarajean collaborates with organizations to assess organizational needs and participants’ know-how, in order to develop unique training programs aimed at achieving organizational goals.
Targeting corporate staff, university students, professional associations and the general public, Sarajean gives presentations on social and global issues aimed deepening knowledge of issues and solutions, while encouraging local community involvement.
- Works with organizational leadership to develop collaborative projects, strategic plans for organizational growth and partnerships between international organizations and those in Japan.
- Sarajean assists corporations develop effective community engagement programs. By providing information and program plans, she serves as a liaison between corporations and local organizations, facilitating sustainable partnership development.
- Sarajean has contributed to a better understanding of the Japanese nonprofit NGO sector by writing and editing books, newspaper articles, magazine features and journal articles.
Sarajean’s background: Before working independently, Sarajean spent four years coordinating the bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Education & Exchange (JUCEE). She also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. Sarajean holds a Columbia University Masters of International Affairs degree with a focus on human rights in East Asia and an undergraduate degree in Sociology.
Contact ：Use the comment box to contact Sarajean with your questions or comments. Let’s see how we can work together!