Your IOA Membership

Your Membership Connect and Grow
Member Center IOA Online CommUnity and Resource Center
Your IOA Profile Online Learning Center
Member Benefits Mentor Program
Job Board Events and Training
IOA Branding Materials Ombuds-Related Groups
IOA Ombuds Program IOA Branded Apparel and Gear
Organizational Values & Community Norms Outsourced Ombuds and Consultant Directory 
IOA Member Resources and Webpages Volunteer
Volunteer Recognition Program



IOA Member Center

The Member Center is your hub for all things IOA. Find links to categories to help you take full advantage of your member benefits and access all of our online resources.

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Your IOA Profile

We are excited to announce our profile system has gotten an upgrade. Improvements have been made to the systems layout to help you more easily edit your details and access your invoices. Please log in using your username and password to access your account and view this new profile layout. 

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Membership Benefits

The International Ombuds Association (IOA) is pleased to offer valuable membership benefits to help you connect and grow as a professional. IOA provides professional development, networking, mentoring, a peer-reviewed journal, a news blog, and many online resources, as well as a robust and engaging Annual Conference.

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IOA Online CommUnity

The IOA Online CommUnity is the newest networking resource for IOA members to collaborate, connect, and learn with each other. Log in using your IOA username and password for access to the IOA Online CommUnity platform.

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Online Learning Center

IOA's Online Learning Center hosts all of IOA's recorded webinars, conference recordings, member meeting recordings, Virtual Foundations Courses, Virtual Core Courses, Virtual Nuts & Bolts of Setting Up an Ombuds Office Courses. Simply use your existing IOA Profile to log in, track your progress, and obtain PDH credits.

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Join the Mentoring Program

The mission of the IOA Mentoring Program is to help new ombuds transition into their ombudsing role in a positive and rewarding way by connecting them with an experienced ombuds. This personal relationship provides the new ombuds an opportunity to have an ombuds friend, to gain assistance, and discuss the profession and its challenges and opportunities.

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Upcoming Events and Courses

Sign up for a Core Course, Virtual Foundations or a Webinar. Save the date for upcoming member events, including annual conferences and monthly Community Connections. 

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Become a Volunteer

As a volunteer-led association, IOA offers a variety of opportunities for member involvement. Volunteerism may involve joining a committee or task force, mentoring a new ombudsbecoming a presenter or facilitator for a professional development program, or gaining a seat on our Board of Directors. 

Get Involved

IOA's Ombuds Program

If you are an IOA member who would like to contact the IOA Ombuds, please visit our resource page for more information.

Visit Our Resource Page

Volunteer Recognition Nomination

Help IOA recognize deserving ombuds for their accomplishments and contributions to our field. Submit a nomination for an IOA Distinguished Emeritus Member today.

Submit a Nomination

Branding Materials

Our branding helps us celebrate the growth and evolution of our organization and our profession. It reflects a modern interpretation of our core values and traditions while incorporating elements of our 2021-2024 Strategic Direction.

Download Branding Materials

IOA Job Board

The IOA Job Board is designed to promote the profession and support skilled ombuds practitioners in finding jobs.

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Outsourced Ombuds and Consultant Directory

If you are looking for assistance in developing or enhancing your ombuds program, you may want to consider the option of working with an  ombuds. IOA has recently created the IOA Outsourced Ombuds and Consultant Directory (OOCD) to facilitate these connections.

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Ombuds-Related Networks and Groups

Connect with Ombuds Professionals in Other Communities. 

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