Conferences & Professional Development

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IOA has developed a highly successful format of education, skill building, and theory that combine to provide both the new and experienced Organizational Ombudsman practitioner with a practical approach to addressing problems in his/her respective environments. Each Professional Development program focuses on the needs of the Organizational Ombudsman at a particular experience level, and provides demonstrations or role play, theory, and education appropriate for that level. Video segments are used to enhance the case studies and Ombudsman situations.

A training manual designed for use with each program serves as a continuing source of reference. Completion Certificates are provided for those who complete each program. Early-registration discounts are offered for each course. IOA members receive a discounted registration rate.

All of IOA's trainers, while volunteers, are experienced Organizational Ombudsmen. The use of a team approach in all their training provides participants with a variety of dispute resolution styles and techniques.

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Expand the Ombuds Profession for Greater Impact: Internal and External Outreach Is up to Us
Randy Williams and Caroline Adams
Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT/ 12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT/ 9:00 - 10:30 AM PDT

Professional Development Courses

October 23-27, 2017
Lord Baltimore Hotel | Baltimore, MD USA

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IOA 13th Annual Conference 

April 23-25, 2018
Professional Development Courses will be held April 20-22, 2018
Richmond Marriott | Richmond, VA USA


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