July 20, 2009

Ombuds Training in Bangkok

The International Ombudsman Association is offering two courses for Ombuds at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand, September 7-9, 2009.
  • Ombudsman 101 (Sept. 7-8) An introductory program for new Ombudsman or those seeking information about the organizational Ombudsman role.
  • Conflict Resolution through a Cultural Lens (Sept. 9) A specialized course to prepare participants to recognize and resolve conflicts characterized by multi-cultural perspectives.
Courses will be taught by Frank Fowlie, Ombudsman for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Georgia Shaver, Ombudsman for the United Nations World Food Programme; Mim Gaetano, Asia Pacific/AIME Ombudsman for Mars, Inc.; Asha Williams, Mediator for the International Labour Office; Wilbur Hicks, Ombudsperson for the International Monetary Fund; and John Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General/Ombudsman for the United Nations. Priority registration ends Friday, July 24. (IOA Bangkok Training Info.)

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