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Learn more about the various services offered by the Office of the Ombuds.
The Ombuds Office provides one-on-one meetings for any member of the Gallaudet University community (students, staff, faculty, alumni, families of students, and so forth). The 1:1 meeting is a safe and confidential space where sensitive concerns/conflicts are discussed and clarified. This space is also non-judgemental...
With the Ombuds, you will receive confidential conflict coaching to help you develop tools for managing conflicts/problems. This is an opportunity to explore different perspectives and support you in identifying the best plan for you. This is also an opportunity to consider multiple perspectives, various...
As needed, the Ombuds Office does informal mediation between two or more parties. Informal mediation is confidential and informal which differs from other formal processes which could impact the confidentiality of the individual/group’s process. Another key significance of informal mediation is its voluntary nature; all...
At times, parties during a conflict are not ready to meet in person or speak directly to one another. The Ombuds Office can support the parties by offering shuttle diplomacy; we become an intermediary and go back/forth between the parties until they are ready for...
Facing conflicts, group conversations can be difficult to manage. The Ombuds Office can behave as a navigator by providing facilitation to help groups to manage difficult conversations. In a safe, informal, and confidential space supported by the Ombuds, group members can focus on important issues,...
The Ombuds Office believes in offering all members of the Gallaudet University community an opportunity to learn about managing conflicts. Thus, we offer a variety of training topics related to improving conflict management and communication skills, building relationships and team cohesion, fostering an understanding of...
The Ombuds Office is always looking for experienced facilitators from the University community and outside to help our facilitation work. The facilitators are screened based on the visitors' preferences and needs. If you are interested in becoming one of our facilitators, please fill out the...
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