November 19, 2019

IOA Initiates Conference Scholarship for New/Aspiring Ombuds; Continues International Scholarship

The International Ombudsman Association is offering two scholarship programs for its 15th Annual Conference set for March 30 to April 1, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The International Scholarship, which has been offered since 2014, will offer financial support for an Ombuds working in a country where the profession is not well developed. A new scholarship will support conference attendance for four people new to the Ombuds field or seeking to enter it, yet do not have organizational or institutional support to attend.;

Eligibility Criteria & Scholarship Requirements for the International Scholarship:
  • Practice as an organizational ombudsman in a country outside of the United States, where the profession is not well developed (other types of ombudsman professionals or other professionals are not eligible);
  • Provide evidence of financial need;
  • Participation of the recipient as a presenter or panel member during the Annual Conference is desirable; and
  • Foundations Training (if recipient of this scholarship has not previously taken the IOA Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice course, they may also apply to have the fee waived).
  • IOA membership is not required. Scholarship applicants and recipients are encouraged to consider joining IOA.
Eligibility Criteria & Scholarship Requirements for the New & Aspiring Ombuds Scholarships:
  • IOA membership;
  • Less than one year of Organizational Ombuds practice at the time of application;
  • No additional financial support from employer or other organization to attend the conference; and
  • Agreement to two hours of volunteer time during the conference and a brief summary about the experience for posting on the IOA blog.
The deadline for applying for either of these scholarships is December 16, 2019. (IOA 2020 Conf Scholarship Application.)

Related posts: IOA Scholarship Encourages Work of Kenyan Advocate [2014]; International Ombudsman Association Awards Scholarship to South African Dispute Resolution Specialist [2015]; IOA Hosts Two Scholarship Winners at 2017 Conference; Scholarships Brings Two International Recipients to 2018 Conference;
IOA Seeks Applications for International Scholarships to 2019 Conference; Call for Presenters: IOA 2020 Conference in Portland.

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