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SOLD OUT | Foundations Course | Chicago, IL | July 2022
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
8500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
United States

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Monday, July 25, 2022, 8:30 AM to Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 2:30 PM CST
Category: Foundations Courses

Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice Course 


Course Dates & Times

  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday/Tuesday
  • 8:30 AM  2:30 PM Wednesday
Registration & Fees | Course Description | Location 


Registration

Registration Rates:

  • $1695 USD IOA Members
  • $1995 USD Non-Members
Registration for this course is now closed.

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Course Description

Foundations of Organizational Ombuds Practice is offered multiple times each year in various locations, and online. The course covers the fundamentals of the organizational ombuds role based on the principles of confidentiality, neutrality, independence, and informality. Learn how to work with visitors to an office as well as how to act as a change agent within your organization. Practice key ombuds skills of listening, asking questions, clarifying, generating options, and moving to actions throughout the ombuds process. In addition, an experienced and highly committed faculty of ombuds will share best practices around setting up an office and evaluating and communicating the effectiveness of the office.

Learn more about the Foundations course.


Who should attend:

The course is designed for recently appointed ombuds. Its objectives are to help new practitioners: 

  • Recognize the dimensions and parameters of the organizational ombuds role
  • Reflect on their own personal relationship to the role
  • Develop basic skills to perform the role effectively
  • Learn best practices
  • Identify resources to learn more
  • Build a community of practice

This course applies to ombuds programs in organizational settings. It does not address some features unique to other models of ombuds practice, such as classical, advocate, or legislative.


Additional Details

Course Limit

36

Prerequisites

None

Professional Development Hours (PDH)

This course has been approved for 15 Professional Development Hours towards the Candidate for CO-OP® and CO-OP® credentials.


Course Location

Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
8500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60631
USA

The course fee does not include travel expenses or the cost of accommodations. Housing arrangements should be made directly with the hotel once you've received a registration confirmation. 

To reserve a room at the discounted rate starting at $165.00 USD per night (single/double occupancy), reserve onlineThese rates will be available to attendees, based on availability, through Tuesday, 5 July 2022.

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 Questions?

Email the IOA office at [email protected].

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