March 20, 2014

Participate in a Survey About Ombuds and Mediation

Tyler Smith is a Graduate Intern at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution, with aspirations of becoming an Ombuds. Coming from a mediation background, Smith is specifically interested in learning more about how an Ombuds’ academic and professional backgrounds may or may not influence various aspects of their mediation practice. 

As part of his internship focus and graduate studies, he is undertaking research that will further explore this topic. In order to collect data from various Ombuds in the field, Smith has developed an online survey questionnaire. 

The link to the survey questionnaire, including an introduction page with more information, can be found below. Even if you are an organizational ombuds who does conduct mediation yourself, your input is still valuable. (SurveyGizmo.)  If you have any questions about the survey or research please contact Smith at tyler. smith @

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