Tom A. Kosakowski
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Ombudsperson at LaGuardia Community College

Started Aug 23, 2016 0 Replies

The public college in the borough of Queens, New York is hiring a College Ombudsperson. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the full-time position will work with a student body of…Continue

Student Advocate/Ombuds at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Started Aug 23, 2016 0 Replies

The public research university that is affiliated with both Indiana University and Purdue University, is hiring a Student Advocate. Despite the title, the position serves primarily as an Ombuds for…Continue

Ombuds at Howard University

Started Aug 11, 2016 0 Replies

The private university in Washington, D.C. has opened a search for its first Faculty Ombudsperson.  The full-time position will work with nearly 1,000 faculty and reports to the Faculty Senate and…Continue

Ombuds at San Antonio Housing Authority

Started Aug 11, 2016 0 Replies

The public housing program in Texas's second largest city is hiring a full-time Ombudsman.  The position works with over 70,000 residents, staff, individuals and groups to explore and assist in…Continue


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Eddie Habte Mekasha replied to Tom A. Kosakowski's discussion Ombuds at Columbia University
"Tom, it is interesting to see your post but  I have not seen any recent post or workshop on the topics recenly. Please, advise me that I may attend share my contacts at both Council Bluffs IA and Omaha NE."
Apr 5

Profile Information

What is your profession and title?
Ombudsperson for the Center for Health Sciences, University of California Los Angeles; Past President and Director of the International Ombudsman Association; Publisher of the Ombuds Blog
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
International Ombudsman Association, Miami, 4/13
International Ombudsman Association, Houston, 4/12
International Ombudsman Association, Portland, 4/11
International Ombudsman Association, New Orleans, 4/10
International Ombudsman Association, Denver, 7/09
International Ombudsman Association, San Diego, 4/08
International Ombudsman Association, San Diego, 4/06
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Los Angeles, 4/05

Basic Mediation Training and DRPA (California Dispute Resolution Programs Act) Certification, Los Angeles County Bar Association / Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., Los Angeles, 10/04

Ombudsman 101 and Ombudsman 101 Plus, The Ombudsman Association, Toronto, Ontario, 7/04

New Ombuds Workshop, University and College Ombuds Association, Phoenix, AZ, 4/04

Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, 6/96
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
International Ombudsman Association
What are you hoping to get from
Better collection of topical ADR information.
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What other ADR related sites do you visit?

Tom A. Kosakowski's Blog

Call for Submissions: International Ombudsman Association 2018 Conference

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

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.…


International Ombudsman Association Seeks Proposals for Professional Development Programming

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

The professional association for Organizational Ombuds is soliciting proposals for a "replicable core course which will introduce ombuds professionals to conflict theory" -- a new two-day course to be offered…


Professional ADR Opportunities with the United Nations

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 6:04pm 0 Comments

The Office of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Services is seeking independent consultants for two opportunities: conflict competency skills training; and on-call Ombuds and mediators.  The deadline for the skills training is approaching quickly, but the need for on-call expert neutrals is on-going.…

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 1:59pm on August 24, 2010, Susan Kee-Young Park said…
Hey, Tom. Keep up the good work!

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