Core Course RFP: Conflict Theory

The Professional Development Committee is currently seeking individuals to develop a replicable core course which will introduce ombuds professionals to conflict theory. Please visit Core Course Development for more information and Step One: Proposal Submission to learn how to submit your proposal today!   

Course Title

Conflict: Theory and Applications for the Organizational Ombudsperson

Course Length

2 Days - 16 Hour Course

Course Content

This practical and interactive course provides organizational ombudsmen an introduction to conflict theory with a focus on both individual disputes and systemic conflict. Participants will develop an understanding of conflict theory together with skills and strategies for working with individuals and groups.  

Intended Audience

Participants will be required to complete Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice as a prerequisite to participating in this course. Participants may have a limited understanding of conflict.

Proposal Submission Deadline

Submit your proposal by August 31, 2017.

Course Development Timeline

  • Developer(s) Selection by September 30, 2017
  • Developer(s) Contracted by October 31, 2017
  • Course Design Completed by December 31, 2017
  • Instructor's Guide Completed by March 31, 2018
  • Teach the Core Course in April 2018 (at the IOA Annual Conference)


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