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Schedule a Visit

  • Call 277-2993 to make an appointment (including satellite campuses)
  • E-mail using the links on our Contact Us page (we cannot guarantee confidentiality of e-mail, please call for confidential communication)
  • For detailed information about the visit, click here (pdf link)
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Confidential, Neutral, Informal, and Independent

Ombuds Services for Staff adheres to the principles and Standards of Practice established by the International Ombuds Association (IOA).

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Documents


The following documents are reviewed during your first visit and provide some information about what to expect when you come for a visit or mediation:

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Download the 2016 UNM Ombuds for Staff Annual Report (pdf link, 15MB)


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What is an Ombuds?

Ombuds
\ˈäm-ˌbu̇dz, om-buh dz, awm-, om-buh dz\

The primary duties of an organizational Ombuds are:

  1. To work with individuals and groups assisting them in developing options to help build communication and collaboration.
  2. To facilitate your efforts to learn from diverse perspectives in the workplace.
  3. To bring systemic concerns to the attention of the organization for resolution.

What an Ombuds does:

    • Actively listens to understand people while remaining neutral with respect to the facts.  The Ombuds doesn't listen to judge or decide who is right or wrong, s/he listens to understand all perspectives.  This is critical for developing options for resolution.
    • Refers people to appropriate resources for support in improving things at work


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Upcoming Outreach, Trainings, and Events

Events are posted with permission.  Ombuds Services for Staff honors the confidentiality of all of the groups and individuals that engage with our office.

Planning Session for Camp Rising Sun and Recreation Program, CDD
Aug. 24 and 25
Facilitation 


Sept. Skills Refresher/Brown Bag for Trained
Mediators

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 @ 12:00p - 1:15p (the second Wednesday of every other month)
Ombuds Services for Staff office (Building 29, 1800 Las Lomas)
Join the Ombuds staff and your colleagues for an enriching hour of (low pressure) skill development.  You are welcome to bring something to eat.  We hope that you will be able to join us, enjoy good company, and have fun practicing skills from your mediation training!

Conflict Resolution:  Order Matters
Office of the Vice President for Research, Research Administrators Symposium 
Thursday, Sept. 28th, 45 min. presentation

Constructivist and Support Listening Workshop
HSC Mentorship Program
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 

November Skills Refresher/Brown Bag for Trained Mediators
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 @ 12:00p - 1:15p (the second Wednesday of every other month)
Ombuds Services for Staff office (Building 29, 1800 Las Lomas)
Join the Ombuds staff and your colleagues for an enriching hour of (low pressure) skill development.  You are welcome to bring something to eat.  We hope that you will be able to join us, enjoy good company, and have fun practicing skills from your mediation training!

Conflict Resolution 101
UNM's CAPS Student Leadership Program
Oct. 20, 2017

2018 Skills Refresher/Brown Bag for Trained Mediators
The second Wednesday of every other month

Jan. 10, March 14, May 9, July 11, Sept. 12, Nov. 14
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Ombuds Services for Staff office (Building 29, 1800 Las Lomas)
Join the Ombuds staff and your colleagues for an enriching hour of (low pressure) skill development.  You are welcome to bring something to eat.  We hope that you will be able to join us, enjoy good company, and have fun practicing skills from your mediation training!

Conflict Resolution:  Constructivist Listening
ULead: Leadership Development Program
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017