International Ombudsman Association

The International Ombudsman Association is the largest international association of professional Ombuds practitioners in the world, representing almost 900 members from the United States and around the globe. The association supports ombuds working in corporations, universities, non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-governmental organizations. IOA works to promote the continuous development of the 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 ombudsman profession continue to evolve by looking for new and innovative ways in which to best meet the needs of our growing membership and to enhance our membership experience.

SBI provides IOA with event support for in-person and online professional development trainings, including an annual conference with more than 40 educational sessions. SBI helps the association in offering networking opportunities, a quality professional journal, and online resources, including an online discussion forum. Additionally, SBI provides support to the Board of Certification for Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners (CO-OP®).

International Ombudsman Association
  • Partner Since: 2019
  • Geographic Reach: International
  • Services Provided: Board Support, Event Management, Financial Management, Marketing & Communications, Member Services, Technology Solutions
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