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Ombuds Day 2020

This Thursday, October 8th, is Ombuds Day 2020! A day to celebrate ombuds and their work to help people and organizations engage with and solve...

Trust in the Workplace

When people come to the ombuds office with workplace issues, one of the prominent issues is about trust. Or rather, that trust has been “broken.”...

Staff Senate – Building Inclusive Leadership

The first Wednesday of the month, July 1st, marked the first meeting of the 2020 – 21 NC State Staff Senate. New Chair Pat Gaddy...

Ombuds Office – Words of Support

With recent events fresh in our hearts and minds these are difficult times. The pain and anger are real. The demands and needs for change...

Ombuds 20:3 / One Sided Conflict Resolution

For the latest Ombuds 20 virtual meeting (4/1/20), with staying home the current norm to battle covid-19, it seemed fitting to focus inward, on one...

Ombuds – 20

In this challenging covid-19 environment, the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, Roy Baroff, starting today (March 18 and running for the next 10 Wednesdays)...

Covid 19 and the Ombuds Office

If we step back several months, It’s almost beyond our imagination that we’d be where we are today. It’s been a very short and very...

Ombuds Role and Risk Management

I’ll be participating later this week in a URMIA (University Risk Management & Insurance Association) regional conference in Raleigh where I’ll have an opportunity to...

Total Leadership

I was recently asked by various faculty leaders (a Dean and Department Head) to present some ideas about building teams. Based on work as ombuds...