International Ombuds Association
The International Ombuds Association is the largest international association of professional organizational ombuds practitioners in the world, representing more than 1,000 members from the United States and around the globe. The association supports ombuds working in and with corporations, universities, non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-governmental organizations. IOA works to promote the continuous development of the organizational ombuds profession through its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and its strategic partnerships and communications with professionals sharing similar functions and with government agencies and other organizations.
SBI is proud to partner with IOA to help the ombuds profession continue to evolve by looking for new and innovative ways in which to best meet the needs of its growing membership and to enhance the membership experience.
SBI provides a Managing Director to oversee operations and partner with IOA’s independent Executive Director to support IOA’s Board of Directors and implement its strategic priorities. The SBI team provides marketing, member services, and finance support, as well as event managment for in-person and online professional development programs, including an annual conference with more than 500 attendees and 40 educational sessions and a number of virtual webinars and other courses. Additionally, SBI provides support to the Board of Certification for Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners (CO-OP®).
- Partner Since: 2019
- Geographic Reach: International
- Services Provided: Board Support, Event Management, Financial Management, Marketing & Communications, Member Services, Technology Solutions
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