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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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International Ombudsman Association Seeks Proposals for Professional Development Programming

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 for the first time in April 2017.  The…See More
Aug 14
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International Ombudsman Association Seeks Proposals for Professional Development Programming

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 for the first time in April 2017.  The…See More
Aug 4
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Feb 14
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The Ombuds Year in Review: 2016's Top Stories

This is the Ombuds Blog's sixth annual survey of the Organizational Ombuds stories.10. Internal Survey Promotes Expansion of UN Ombuds -- A report published by an independent oversight body in June 2016 recommended a more robust Ombuds program throughout the United…See More
Dec 31, 2016
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Professional ADR Opportunities with the United Nations

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.  Here are some of the details:1. Call for expression of interest for conflict…See More
Sep 1, 2016
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Aug 23, 2016
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Internal Dispute Resolution Programs May Improve Business Competitiveness

A study by Baylor University finds that efforts to help employees understand and embrace a company's values, strategy and goals — ‘internal branding’ — are very important for competitiveness. Prominent companies that…See More
Aug 23, 2016
Tom A. Kosakowski is now friends with Jonathan M. Hernandez and Joanna DiStefano
Aug 23, 2016
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FEMA is Hiring ADR Reservists for Disaster Response

The Department Of Homeland Security agency has posted a vacancy announcement for the FEMA ADR Corps. These "Reservist ADR Advisors" are temporary, intermittent, on-call Federal employees who are deployed on short notice for 30-60 days to large presidentially-declared disasters. Using a variety of ADR techniques, they work to resolve workplace conflicts and inform senior…See More
Aug 11, 2016
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Fellowship Opportunity With District of Columbia Education Ombuds

The Ombudsman for Public Education in Washington DC is accepting applications for its third cohort of fellows. The Ombudsman Fellows will, "work directly with families, learn about the education system in DC, learn about conflict resolution, develop…See More
Aug 2, 2016
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Jul 26, 2016
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Ombuds at Halliburton Co.

The Halliburton Dispute Resolution Program in Houston is hiring an Ombudsperson.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, or conflict resolution; and at least two years of experience in conflict resolution programs (including mediation and Organizational Ombuds work). Some travel is required. Four or more years of conflict resolution experience and management experience are preferred. No salary or closing date specified. (…See More
May 25, 2016
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Ombuds at Florida Gulf Coast University

The public university in Fort Myers has opened a search for its next Ombuds and Assistant to the President.  The position will serve all FGCU stakeholders, a population of about 16,000.  In addition to Ombuds duties, the position: "Supervises the support staff and the part-time faculty ombuds [and] Coordinates the professional development Grant-in-Aid program for FGCU faculty and staff [and] Acts as advisor in the resolution of informal disputes related to collective bargaining…See More
May 18, 2016

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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 ADRhub.com
Better collection of topical ADR information.
Do you/your company have a website?
http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
What other ADR related sites do you visit?
http://www.ombudsmanforum.ca/menu_e.asp
http://www.acrnet.org/publications/acrupdate.htm
http://federalombuds.ed.gov/
http://www.abajournal.com/
http://mediate.com/
http://www.lifehacker.com/
http://www.insidehighered.com/
http://chronicle.com/
http://danielrainey.blogspot.com/
http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
http://www.pon.harvard.edu/
http://www.campus-adr.net/weblog.php
http://omblog.icann.org/
http://mediationchannel.com/
http://www.happiness-project.com/
http://www.indisputably.org/
http://organizationalombudsman.wordpress.com/
http://www.theioi.com/
http://hr-forum-ccu.blogspot.com/
http://www.txombuds.org/
http://conflict2benefit.wordpress.com/
http://www.iacm-conflict.org/
http://www.usombudsman.org/

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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…

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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.…
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Internal Dispute Resolution Programs May Improve Business Competitiveness

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

A study by Baylor University finds that efforts to help employees understand and embrace a company's values, strategy and goals — ‘internal…

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

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