January 21, 2010

New Ombuds Blog Feature: The Friday Poll

I'm trying out a new feature: an interactive poll located in the right-hand column. The plan is to change the question every Friday. This week's question: Will you buy Charles Howard's new book, "The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles and Operations-A Legal Guide"?

Let me know what you think about this new feature in the comments section.


  1. You bet I will! I have great respect for Chuck and am very grateful for everything he has done to support and enhance the organizational ombudsman profession over the years. I noticed that there is a discount for ABA members. Do you know if IOA members might be able to get a similar discount? Regardless, I plan to purchase the book. Vicky Brown

  2. Tom, love the idea of the Friday Poll. Thanks again for providing the Blog; it is such a valuable info source to keep up with what's happening in the Ombuds realm!!

  3. Joyce DeMoss1/22/2010 9:09 AM

    Poll is a great idea, Tom! Keep up the good work!

  4. Leda Knee-Guine1/22/2010 4:21 PM

    Love the idea of the Friday Poll. Although I am not currently in an Ombuds role, I am very connected to the profession. As I am continually looking for ways to promote the development of an organizational ombuds within my school district, a book like Chuck's may prove to be a great aid!

  5. Results:
    Yes 35 (63%)
    No 2 (3%)
    Maybe 18 (32%)

  6. Thanks for notifying us this was available, Tom. Yes, I will purchase a copy - it is pricey though. I wonder if there this will be sold at the IOA conference and if there could be some discounted price offered there?

    Thanks for all your great work on this blog Tom.

    Lee Twyman