Annual Ombuds Day

Every Second Thursday in October 


Happy Ombuds Day from IOA!

Happy #OmbudsDay2022 from the International Ombuds Association! Earlier this month we asked you why ombuds work is more important than ever and how you see this year's theme of Resilience, Respect, and Resolve being reflected in your work. Thank you to everyone who shared their insights via video. Here are a few of the highlights.

 

How to Continue the Celebration...

We encourage you to share your Ombuds Day news, celebrations, and reflections on social media and on the IOA Blog. Post your photos and reflections using the hashtag #OmbudsDay or #OmbudsDay2022. If you would like to share an in-depth story with the ombuds community we invite you to submit a blog post to The Independent Voice.

What Is Ombuds Day?


Every second Thursday of October people from around the world take time to celebrate ombuds. IOA wants to invite you to take part in these celebrations.

Ombuds Day serves as an additional opportunity to educate and raise awareness among the public about the history and practices of the ombuds profession including the various ombuds models, the roles they play, the services they offer, and the value provided.

  Celebrations
 

The primary goal of Ombuds Day is to improve public awareness of ombuds. 

Our actions are intended to:

  1. Educate the public about the role of ombuds
  2. Explain the wide variety of services that ombuds provide
  3. Encourage greater use of ombuds programs and services
  4. Highlight the value ombuds bring to the institutions and constituents they serve.

 

What Is an Ombuds?


Ombuds (also known as ombudspersons and ombudsmen) are confidential, impartial, and independent conflict management professionals in universities; federal, state, and local governments; healthcare facilities; and a variety of other organizations. However, their roles and services are relatively unknown compared to other methods of resolving conflicts such as mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Learn more about ombuds.

 

Ombuds Day 2022


The Fifth Annual Ombuds Day took place on Thursday, October 13, 2022. This year's theme was Resilience, Respect, Resolve.
 

  Ombuds Day Website  

  Ombuds Day Toolkit  

 


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Past Ombuds Day Milestones

2021 Ombuds Day Video

 

Proclamations 2021

2020 Ombuds Day Videos & Recordings

View recordings and recaps of selected 2020 events below:

Proclamations 2020

Proclamations (2018-2019)

 

Celebrations (2018-2019)