January 18, 2019

ABA 2019 Dispute Resolution Conference to Include Ombuds Panel

The American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference will feature a panel session about all types of Ombuds organized and moderated by Liz Hill, Associate Director University of Colorado Boulder Ombuds Office. The conference takes place April 10-13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. The full agenda is still being developed and additional Ombuds-relevant events may be added.

Here are some of the known the details of the Ombuds panel:

April 11, 2019
10:45 am-12:00 pm

Session Title: Ombuds: What’s in a name?

Short Session Description: 75 minute interactive panel (we might even through in a game).  Ombuds add value and provide specialized services in a unique way for a wide variety of contexts. Come listen to this panel of experienced ombuds representing a breadth of programs, who will share insights regarding their different roles, functions and the benefit they provide to their organizations and constituents. Bring your questions for these ombuds who work in both the private and public sectors and who serve as internal and external resources.

Moderator: Liz Hill, Associate Director University of Colorado Boulder Ombuds Office

Panelists: Jill Kehaulani Esch, Esq. Ombudsperson for American Indian Families (Classical/public sector Ombudsman); Patrick Holman, former DOE ombuds (Federal Ombudsman); Roberta Opheim, Minnesota Mental Health Ombudsman (Classical/Advocate Ombudsman); Crystal Brakke, Ombuds for Teach for America (Non-profit Organizational Ombuds); Ralph Johnson, McKinsey & Company (Corporate Organizational Ombuds); and Wendy Friede, Consulting Ombuds, corporate, government, non-profit, international and franchise sectors.

(ABA DRS 2019 Conf Info.)

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