Tom A. Kosakowski's Blog – August 2010 Archive (4)

Recent Organizational Ombuds Job Postings

In the past several days, the following jobs have been posted at the Ombuds Blog:

  • University of Pennsylvania is hiring an Associate Ombuds. Applicants should have at least a master's degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience. Higher…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sobering Story of a Suicide Offers Glimpse Into Work of Ombuds

Last month, an editor of the renowned Virginia Quarterly Review took his own life after complaints of workplace bullying. An investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that the situation was known to administrators at the University of Virginia and that the victim had sought assistance from the campus Ombudsperson. In a follow-up story by ABC News, the victim's sister shared phone records showing calls to the UVA Ombuds office less than two weeks prior the… Continue

Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 20, 2010 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Navy Ombudsman Creed

This week, I came across the unofficial creed of the Navy Ombuds program. Written by Gayle Brinkley, it offers an apt description of most kinds of Ombuds work.



I am an Ombudsman
I am not a crutch.…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 14, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Forum of Canadian Ombudsman to Offer Training

FCO has published the agenda for its first-ever course on Ombuds fundamentals to be offered in Toronto, September 20 and 21, 2010. The two-day program for new and intermediate-level Classical Ombuds staff and complaint-handlers will feature nearly two dozen Canadian Ombuds. Many topics will be relevant also to the practice of Ombuds in other fields.



Day One
  • Welcome - Ian Darling, FCO…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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