The International Ombudsman Association's Board of Directors has approved bylaws for a new entity that will credential Organizational Ombuds. The governance documents will establish the Board of Certification, which will be empowered to bestow the Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner designation: CO-OP. The IOA Board is expected to announce a slate of directors for the CO-OP Board shortly. The objective is for an initial qualifying exam to be offered in the Fall of 2009.
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