Jolene Thibedeau Boyd
Consultant and TrainerCompany: Independent
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Stop Making It Weird: Why I’m Not Clapping – Exploring True Inclusion for People with Disabilities (S1-D)
Jolene Thibedeau Boyd, MS, CESP, is an independent consultant and trainer, sharing her passion and more than two decades of experience in leadership development and disability services with leaders, teams, and agencies across the country. She served as chief service officer at Community Involvement Programs (Minneapolis, Minn.) for more than 16 years, facilitating transitions from outdated, segregated programs to innovative community-based services for people with disabilities. Her leadership experience includes facilitation of strategic planning, implementation of organizational change, and development of values-based cultures. Her work has been published in scholarly journals and online magazines.
Jolene served as an officer with MN APSE from 2006 to 2017 and was a founding member of the Minnesota Employment First Coalition, facilitating the progress of innovative policies and practices within Minnesota. She has presented at local and national conferences and workshops and has mentored service providers and state agency leaders. Jolene holds bachelors’ degrees in psychology and human services from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in psychology from California Southern University.