August 09, 2021

MWI Roundtable to Spotlight Ombuds

On October 20, 2021, Chuck Doran will host a Mediator Roundtable for MWI, the dispute resolution firm based in Boston. Doran, who is currently serving as an Ombuds for Iowa State University, will present on, " The Role of the Organizational Ombuds." The Zoom event is free for MWI members and $50 for non-members. 

Here's the full description:

October 20, 2021 from 12:30-1:30 PM ET

Panelist: Chuck Doran

Topic: The Role of the Organizational Ombuds

Description: An ombuds provides neutral, independent, confidential, and informal services to members of an organization to help them surface and resolve concerns. Ombuds use a variety of skills including confidential listening, interest exploration, brainstorming, and other skills familiar to mediators.

Despite drawing from a similar toolbox, how are the roles of the ombuds and mediator different and complimentary? Join MWI’s Executive Director and Ombuds, Chuck Doran, to discuss the differences, how an ombuds functions, and what mediators and other dispute resolution professionals might want to know about exploring the ombuds profession.

Registrants are encouraged to read the following blog in advance of the session –

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