Annual Ombuds Day

Every Second Thursday of October

 

What Is Ombuds Day?


Every second Thursday of October 2020 people around the world take time to celebrate Ombuds. IOA wants to invite you to take part in the celebration. 

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.

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, ombudsman, 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 2020


Thank you to all of the ombuds and ombuds supporters who participated in #OmbudsDay and helped spread the words about how ombuds can benefit people and organizations.

There are still ways to keep celebrating. Learn more about different events and celebrations Ombuds Day on this page on the Ombuds Day Website.

View recordings and recaps of selected events below:

  Ombuds Day Website  

  Ombuds Day Toolkit  

 

Questions About How to Take Part in Celebrations?


Contact your 2020 Ombuds Day Task Force Liaison.  Liaisons also want to hear about your events and proclamations! 


Follow the Celebration on Social Media — #OmbudsDay

  Twitter: Follow @IntlOmbudsAssoc  

 

  Check Out #OmbudsDay  

 

  LinkedIn: Follow IOA
 

Past Ombuds Day Milestones


Proclamations (2020)

 

Proclamations (2018-2019)

 

Celebrations (2018-2019)