Celebrate Ombuds Day, Virginia Mediation Network, 10/8/20, 11am-1pm

Increasingly, organizations are establishing Ombuds roles to facilitate the informal resolution of concerns of employees, managers, students and, sometimes, external clients of the organization. They also bring systemic concerns to the attention of the organization for resolution. They are the long-lost siblings of mediators and other ADR providers.

Panelists: Bryan Hanson – Graduate School Ombuds at Virginia Tech, past president Association for Conflict Resolution*** Dawn Miller Sander – Conflict Transformation Associates, LLC, co-founder Mid-Atlantic Ombudsman Network *** John Settle – Settlements, VMN Mediator of the Year (2018)*** Reese Ramos – University Ombuds at Virginia Tech, past president International Ombudsman Association.

Go here for more information and registration. This is a free event.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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