July 09, 2015

2015 ACR Conference Expands Ombuds Offerings

The initial agenda for the Association for Conflict Resolution's Annual Conference included several current and former Ombuds.  The final program, set for October 7-10, 2015 in Reno, Nevada, includes several additional programs for and about Ombuds.  These now include:

October 7
  • The Organizational Ombudsman: Roles, Responsibilities & Opportunities by Barbara Beatty, Deputy Dispute Resolution Officer, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rita Callahan, Associate Ombuds, University of California Davis, Angela Dash,  Director and Ombuds, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Sarah Miller Espinosa, CO-OP, Ombuds, Montgomery College
  • Problem Solving for One: Conflict Coaching and ADR Innovations by Daniel Rainey, Chief of Staff, National Mediation Road and Co-Chair of the Ombuds Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 
October 8
  • Expanding Your Practitioner Toolbox: An introduction to the evidence-based “Thinking for a Change” group program by Angela Dash, Ombuds at Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Disability Ignorance and the Unaware Mediator: Understanding Your Legal Obligations to People with Disabilities by Karey R. Barnes,  Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services (Student Ombuds), South Texas College
October 9
  • The Intersections of Mediation and Psychotherapy by Alan E. Gross, Ph.D., Mediators Beyond Borders and former Ombudsman for the American Psychological Association 
October 10
  • For the Organizational Ombuds: Expand Your Toolbox by Utilizing Skills Drawn from Facilitation and Mediation, by Rita Callahan, Associate Ombuds, University of California Davis
(ACR 2015 Conf Info.)

Related posts: 2009 ACR Conference Features OmbudsTenth ACR Conference Will Highlight Ombuds IssuesACR [2011] Conference to Feature Several Ombuds2012 ACR Conference to Feature Work of OmbudsOmbuds at the 2013 ACR ConferenceACR Conference Presentation on Ombuds in ADR Spectrum2014 ACR Conference Includes Two Sessions About Ombuds.

1 comment:

  1. The 2015 ACR conference will also feature a session on Saturday, October 10, entitled "Cross-Fertilization - Organizational Ombuds and Other Conflict Management Practitioners - Expanding Your Toolboxes." This session is offered as a result of a collaboration between IOA and the ACR Workplace Section. The presenters include: Barbara Beatty, Rita Callahan, and Mauricio (Reese) Ramos, president of IOA.