Lesley Eblie Trudel, Assistant Professor
Lesley has been successfully involved in public education in Manitoba for over thirty years. She has held positions ranging from instructional to administrative, working with diverse populations in both urban and rural settings. Lesley is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools and currently Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. She holds a PhD (Inclusive Education) from the University of Manitoba (2010). Lesley has a keen interest in organizational learning and systemic change, as it pertains to diverse and inclusive educational communities.
Session: Seeking the Good Life
If we want to change how people are treated, we have to influence how people perceive and respond to others. Drawing on the work of Wolf Wolfensberger (Social Role Valorization) and Robert Putnam (Social Capital), we will explore how we can enhance inclusion of children and youth, as well as, build competencies to develop valued social roles in schools and communities. Come prepared to discuss common experiences and possible responses toward advocacy, self-advocacy and enhanced quality of life.