Tuesday, June 16th
Speaker: Natalie Landau Gibson
Ombudsperson, UCLA
Moderated by Brandon Taylor Charpied

The role of the Ombudsman in the field of conflict resolution and conflict management is one that has deep roots and has significantly adapted and grown its presence all over the world. This virtual seminar will cover the history of the Ombuds profession, the foundational principles of practice, and an overview of its more modern evolution. While Ombuds programs exist in various forms in different countries and across sectors of society, the focus of this presentation will be on Organizational Ombuds in particular, how they practice within institutions in the United States, and the value that they add. Participants will also gain an understanding of how the International Association for Conflict Management has engaged with the Ombuds field, and what it means for the IACM community to have an ombuds available.