by Sema Aksoy
LENORE ROGERS, as President (June 1981-June 1983) and Past-President of CCLOW, represented the organization at national and international forums on adult education. During her presidency, she participated at an International Exchange Program at the National Women's Education Centre in Japan, from which she came back with valuable insights and interesting impressions (WEDF, March 1983: 9-13). Lenore representation of Canadian women in Japan was one of the highlights of her term as President.
Presently, Lenore is employed as the Coordinator of Business and Industry Programs at Regina Plains Community College in Regina. In this capacity, she is responsible for liaising with the business community to develop appropriate training programs, and for the supervision of a CEIC funded project to develop a Bridging Program for women.
Lenore Rogers is a skillful advocate of women's issues. She best practiced these skills as one of the eight members of a National Advisory Panel on Skills Development Leave. This panel recently recommended a number of policy initiatives on paid educational leave. The report, Learning for Life: Over-coming the Separation of Work and Learning, was submitted to the former Employment and Immigration Minister, John Roberts.
Lenore, who is a single parent with two daughters, received her B.A. in 1977 from the University of Saskatchewan, after having spent fifteen years in the home and workforce. Since '77, she has leaded a productive worklife with the Saskatchewan Labour Women's Division, Canadian Mental Health Assn. and Regina Plains Community College. She has also published a number of articles and a manual. presented workshops, and served on a National Advisory Board.
Lenore's written work includes contributions to History, Saskatoon's Women's Calendar, and a newsletter published by the Saskatoon Assn. of Life-long Learning. She is also coauthor of Feminist Organizational al Manual for the Secretary of State. In August 1984, Lenore Rogers, presented three workshops at the August Conference, "Educating for Change: Women in the Next Decade," cosponsored by CCLOW and the Dept. of Adult Education, OISE.
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