IOA sponsors an annual writing competition designed to invite fresh academic insight on the role of the Organizational Ombuds, foster cross-pollination with other professional and academic communities, and endorse talent in the next generation of Organizational Ombuds.
Submission can address any topic the author deems relevant to the organizational ombudsman profession. Authors may draw source material from conflict resolution, law, policy, business, psychology, or other fields. Annual winners receive:
The competition is open to anyone who has not been employed as an Ombudsman. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2014. (IOA Writing Competition Info.)
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