August 31, 2017

Call for Submissions: International Ombudsman Association 2018 Conference

IOA seeks proposal for its 13th annual conference. Set for April 23-25, 2018 in Richmond, VA, the event attracts Ombuds and others interested in the field from diverse sectors around the world and have varying levels of experience. They represent professionals in academia, corporations, government, and other organizations. Proposals from conference speakers are due by September 29, 2017.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • all aspects of conflict management
  • cultural and global competencies
  • sector specific constituent issues
  • listening
  • interviewing
  • facilitation
  • coaching
  • maximizing an ombudsman’s impact on organizations
  • conducting training programs
  • working with other offices/support services in an organization
  • updates on legal and regulatory frameworks that impact ombuds
(IOA 2018 Abstract Info.)

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