Category Archives: Ombudsman Discussions and Topics

Discussions and articles and issues relating to the various models and approaches to ombudsman practice.

REALTOR® Ombudsman Programs

Need a simple turnkey program to meet the NAR requirement? The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has adopted policy that requires all local and state associations of REALTORS® to offer, either directly or as part of a cooperative enforcement agreement, … Continue reading

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Ombudsman Programs Expanding into New Professional Fields

Ombuds Programs for REALTOR® Transactions For many years one of the essential services that REALTOR® associations have provided is a review process for ethics complaints. And, for some years now, local and regional REALTOR® associations have experimented with ways to improve the … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the Cost-Benefits of Your ADR Program

Cost-Benefit of Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes for Employers: A study in metrics and program design. Organizations that are considering implementing new programs to address disputes in the workplace frequently wonder whether the cost of administering internal conflict resolution processes will … Continue reading

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Summary of Activities for 2012

Introduction 2012 was an incredibly busy year for our Business Excellence Solutions collaboration! As an entity, we have grown to the point where we have had to revisit our structure to ensure that we continue seamless support of our diverse … Continue reading

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Announcing an exciting new relationship!

We are excited to announce that the Business Excellence Solutions Team is working with the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR) Ombudsman to implement and operate its new IFFOR Office of the Ombudsman. IFFOR is an international not-for-profit organization based … Continue reading

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New Ombudsman Program for Real Estate Transactions in Albuquerque

New Ombudsman Program for the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® In my November 2, 2011 blog post, “Update on Recent Activities,” I discussed a new ombudsman program that I had served as the primary consulting resource to help establish. I am … Continue reading

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2011 in Review

Summary of Activities for 2011 2011 turned out to be a busy year! During this year we worked with a number of key clients and performed challenging and rewarding work. Among others, clients this year included: The United States Department … Continue reading

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Recent Activities

An Update on Recent Activities If you have checked in to look for blog updates since mid-summer, you will have undoubtedly noticed that there was silence.  For those waiting for the next posting on relating to the “Twelve Tips for … Continue reading

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Is an Ombudsman Program Right for Your Organization

Ombudsman Programs Overview In our final entry regarding ombudsman programs, we discuss some of the factors you may wish to consider, if your organization is considering an ombudsman program. Is an Ombudsman Program Right for My Organization? The decision to … Continue reading

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Next Installment: What does an Ombudsman Programs Offer an Organization?

In this post we continue our discussion about ombudsman programs.  Today’s posting focuses on: What Does an Ombudsman Program Offer? An ombudsman program in your organization can potentially provide a highly confidential way for employees or members, and potentially, clients, … Continue reading

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