The Osgoode/FCO Certificate Essentials for Ombuds 2015 • Toronto
September 28 – October 2, 2015
Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
Fee per Delegate: $3,150 plus HST
The Professional Development Program at Osgoode Hall Law School and FCO are pleased to announce that the 3rd offering of ‘Ombuds Essentials’ is scheduled for Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2, 2015.
The Essentials for Ombuds is a five-day intensive training collaboration between the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and Osgoode Professional Development.
Now in its third year, this unique program, both comprehensive and in-depth, is intended to meet the needs of recent appointees to the Ombuds role or Office, as well as providing those with more experience an opportunity to become conversant with both the theory and practice of the Ombuds role, wherever it is located. You will develop a deeper understanding of the requirements and expectations for Ombuds by exploring and examining the myriad evolving issues and challenges facing those who practise in the Ombuds field today, and by reviewing best practices of Ombuds across the country.
Taught by a highly distinguished faculty of practising Ombuds, lawyers and academics from across Canada, all of whom are leaders in their field, the certificate program will give you the theory, knowledge and practical skills to competently and confidently handle day-to-day challenges as well as more complex issues. The teaching style is a mixture of lectures, group discussion and hands-on practical exercises, providing a rich, interactive learning format
This five day certificate program will be held at the Osgoode premises in the heart of downtown Toronto. The program will cover: Establishing the Framework for Effective Ombuds Practice; Scope of the Ombuds Role; Inquiries and Investigations (Individual and Systemic); Trend Analysis and Challenges & Opportunities for Ombuds; and Own Motion Initiative and Report Writing.