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Ombuds Day

Oct 13, 2021

Ombuds Day 2021

Thursday October 14, 2021 marks the fourth annual Ombuds Day!!! This is a program established by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds Committee and further supported by the International Ombuds Association. Need some help and not sure where to turn – Go Ombuds ! Here’s an Ombuds Day Proclamation from the Governor of…

Oct 5, 2020

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 problems! Today’s ombuds is a trusted navigator, helps empower people to make decisions, connects people with resources, and coaches them through conflict. Ombuds are guided by standards of practice and…

Oct 7, 2019

NC Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims 2019 Ombuds Day

NC Governor Roy Cooper recently issued a proclamation celebrating Ombuds Day! Take a look and meet your NC State University Ombuds on Wednesday October 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm in Talley Student Union!

Oct 3, 2019

Ombuds Day 2019

Dec 5, 2018

Ombuds Day 2.0 – Thank You NC State

We celebrated Ombuds Day across campus on Monday with some great visits! (This was our 2.0 effort due to tropical storm Michael that had rudely postponed our planed October 11th celebration.) We hosted across campus starting at Park Shops, then on to DH Hill Creamery, then to Talley, then to the Vet School and finished…

Oct 11, 2018

Ombuds Day – rescheduled at NC State due to visit from Michael!!

Well – here we are – the first ever Ombuds Day! An opportunity to celebrate ombuds and the ombuds role across the nation, the world and here at NC State University! At NC State, we the Student (Mike Giancola) and Faculty & Staff (Roy Baroff) ombuds’, planned a roving open house across campus. We know you were…

Oct 8, 2018

Avoiding conflict does not mean one avoids conflict ??!!

I recently had an “ah ha” moment about “avoiding” conflict. ¬†With 30 years experience as a mediator, attorney and currently as the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds, I think a lot about how people deal with conflict. According to research in the dispute resolution field, the most popular means of addressing conflicts is to avoid…

Sep 27, 2018

Ombuds Day Celebrates all types of Ombuds – 10/11/18

I posted earlier this month about an historic event – the first ever Ombuds Day! And, as the day approaches, it has me thinking about the different types of ombuds. So, here’s a description of the three main ombuds structures based in part on material provided by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds…

Sep 11, 2018

Ombuds Day – 10/11/18

Meet your NC State University Ombuds’ across campus to celebrate the first ever Ombuds Day!! The American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds Committee and other ombuds organizations including the International Ombudsman Association have set October 11, 2018, as ombuds day. Your NC State ombuds’ – Mike Giancola (Student Ombuds) and Roy Baroff (Faculty & Staff) will…