March 09, 2016

Forum of Canadian Ombudsman Offers Training at Université de Sherbrooke

The Essentials for Ombuds program will be offered in French at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec on May 30-June 2, 2016. The intensive five-day, certificate course was developed by the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Law Faculty of the University of Sherbrooke in collaboration with Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. 

The course is designed for the range of Canadian Ombuds and others with an interest in the field: Legislative, institutional, academic, and corporate Ombuds and their staff; Conflict prevention and resolution stakeholders; Commissioners of fairness, integrity and protection of rights; Protectors and advocates; Lawyers and other advisors involved ombudsman offices; and Anyone with an interest in the Ombuds function. 

The structure of the course differs slightly from earlier versions: 

  • Day 1: Role and Mission of the Ombudsman 
  • Day 2: Ombudsman Interventions 
  • Day 3: Drafting of recommendations and reports 
  • Day 4: Effective communication and managing difficult people 
  • Day 5: Roundtable: Added value of the Ombudsman 

Course instructors have not been announced. Registration is now open through May 23. (Sherbrooke Continuing Education.) 

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