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Perspective Together

In a recent interview, Leland Melvin, engineer and a retired NASA astronaut (he served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist) explained the...

Ombuds 20:9 / Skilled Listening

The 9th Ombuds 20 (5/13/20) focused on the art and a little science of listening. We focused on Step 2 (Clarify Perceptions) of Dudley Weeks...

Ombuds 20:8 / Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution

Ombuds 20 continued last week (May 6th) with a Gratitude Meditation led by Katie Belusa from NC State Wellness and Recreation followed by a focus...

Ombuds 20:7 / Pros and Cons

Another Wednesday and another Ombuds 20! Twenty minutes with the ombuds to catch your breath, learn about ombuds services and receive a conflict engagement tip....

Ombuds 20:6 / Difference Analysis

With spring in full gear and summer around the corner, a typical North Carolina plan takes shape – when are we headed to the beach...

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)...

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...

Skilled Listening – an ombuds super power!

One of the most important skills I bring to the ombuds role is listening. It’s one of our ombuds super powers! For many people who...