September 12, 2014

Coalition of Federal Ombuds Announces 2014 Conference

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia will again host the CoFO Conference.  Set for on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the 13th annual event is open to those who are working as Ombuds in the Federal sector and others interested in the role.

Speakers will be internal and external ombuds from the National Institutes of Health, Small Business Administration, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, and American Red Cross. Topics will include ‘the activist ombuds,’ learning the ombuds role, ombuds and ADR practice, identity and culture, the reflective observer model, reporting and transparency both inside and outside the organization, conflict coaching, dealing with mental health challenges, ethics, hot topics (like workplace bullying), and more.  

The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) to 4:30 p.m.  The event is free, but registration is required. (CoFO 2014 Conf.)

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