June 20, 2013

USOA Posts Agenda for 2013 Annual Conference

The United States Ombudsman Association has announced details of its 34th Annual Conference.  The event takes place October 30 through November 1, 2013 at the Indiana Government Conference Center in Indianapolis and will feature a keynote address by Nick Diehl, Deputy Ombudsman at the American Red Cross.

Here's the rest of the agenda:

Pre-Conference Offerings

New Ombudsman Training (October 28-29)

The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing 

Conference Sessions
Wednesday (October 30)
  • Building a Stronger Ombudsman Pit Crew
  • The Starting Line – Developing an Investigative Plan
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Rev Up Your Internet Presence: How Ombudsman Offices Can Use Facebook Effectively
  • Aerodynamic Investigative Techniques
  • Chapter Meetings
  • Tour of the Indiana Women’s Prison
  • Staying the Course – Crisis Leadership and Operations Continuity
  • Surveying the Track: Effectively Using Assessment Tools
Thursday (October 31)
  • Recognizing and Managing the Impact of Mental Health Symptoms in Ombudsman Practice
  • The Dollars and “Sense” of Conflict Management: How the Ombudsman Saves Money at the Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Positioning Yourself with Proper Grammar
  • Aligning Ombudsmen with National Accrediting Bodies to Create Organizational Change
  • Who’s Behind the Wheel? The Impact of Mood on Complainants’ Perceptions of Reality
Friday (November 1)
  • Overcoming Challenges to Crossing the Finish Line
  • Lessons Learned in 40 Laps Around the Track
  • Staying a Winner – Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Yourself
Registration is now open and best rates are available until September 27, 2013.  (USOA Registration Packet.)

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