July 12, 2019

ACR Sets Agenda for 2019 Conference, Including Session for Aspiring Ombuds

The Association for Conflict Resolution will hold its annual conference in Tucson, Arizona, September 18-21, 2019. The theme of the 19th annual meeting is "Heal the Divide: A Focus on the Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society." ACR has an Ombuds Section and Ombuds are frequent presenters and attendees.  This year, researchers from Nova Southeastern University in Florida will present the only session about Ombuds:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:30-3:00 pm

The Roles, Functions, Standards and Added Value of the Organizational Ombuds. Creating the Role in the Government, Higher Education, and Private Sectors – Opportunities for Conflict Management Professionals
Neil Katz [Professor, Dept. of Conflict Resolution Studies, Nova Southeastern University]; Linda Kovack [Doctoral Researcher, Nova]; Katherine Sosa [Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, and Graduate Assistant, Nova]; and Kathy Watkins-Richardson [Production Editor, Journal for Peace and Conflict Studies, and PhD Candidate, Nova].
Katz, Sosa, and Kovak collaborated on an article for the Journal of IOA in January 2018. Katz was an author of the ACUS federal Ombuds study in 2016. And Katz and Kovak published their research on higher ed ADR resources for the Journal of Conflict Management in 2016. (ACR Conf Info.)

Related posts: 2009 ACR Conference Features OmbudsTenth ACR Conference Will Highlight Ombuds IssuesACR [2011] Conference to Feature Several Ombuds2012 ACR Conference to Feature Work of OmbudsOmbuds at the 2013 ACR ConferenceACR Conference Presentation on Ombuds in ADR Spectrum2014 ACR Conference Includes Two Sessions About Ombuds; 2015 ACR Conference Expands Ombuds OfferingsACR 2016 Conference Includes Ombuds WorkshopOmbuds' Presence Grows at 2017 ACR Conference.

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