The International Ombudsman Association has changed the specialized course it will offer offer in Santiago, Chile on January 18, 2012. The new course is: "The Power of Influence: The hidden strength of ADR to advance fairness and justice."
The course description:
While disparities and inequity permeate both societies and institutions, dispute resolution professionals are increasingly used as a means to promote fairness. But, do neutrals really have that kind of power or influence? This one day course will explore these questions as well as the real and perceived power of the designated neutral. Drawing on notions of procedural justice, fairness, and theories of power, the course will use case studies and exercises in an interactive format to help participants consider the issue of impartiality, neutrality and power while considering how they can influence the cause of fairness when parties negotiate at an uneven table.
The instructors will be Howard Gadlin (National Institutes of Health), Indumati Sen (International Baccalaureate), Linda Wilcox (Harvard Medical School), and John Barkat (United Nations). Early registration ends December 30, 2011. (IOA Training.)
Prior post: IOA Offers Ombuds Training in Santiago.