The Ombuds Office provides confidential and impartial assistance to staff, faculty and students by listening to their concerns, facilitating communication and conflict resolution, and offering information and referral. The Ombuds website includes a variety of resources on skill building, known as Quick Tips and includes a Library of recommended books.
Click here to sign up for workshops on either East or West campuses.
HIGH CONFLICT BEHAVIOR – What Is It and What Can You Do About It
High conflict behavior creates unnecessary stress, effects team motivation and morale, and negatively impacts both individual and organizational performance. This workshop will describe high conflict thinking and high conflict behavior. Participants will learn and practice the BIFF response to high conflict behavior.
October 12, Friday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, HSC, Level 2, Room 101
October 31, Wednesday, 1 pm to 2 pm, Frey Hall, Room 201
COMMUNICATION TOOL KIT – I Hear You
Communication is the key to establishing and maintaining effective and meaningful relationships. If you wish to be understood, you must also seek to understand. Through discussion, exercises and videos participants will learn and practice communication techniques.
October 23, Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, HSC, Level 2, Room 101
October 17, Wednesday, 1 pm to 2 pm, Frey Hall, Room 201
CHANGE AND TRANSITION – Navigating New Waters
It’s not uncommon for both individuals and institutions to resist change. Change is a process. It is often associated with uncertainty and themes of loss. Learning to cope with change and adapt to a new normal can be both challenging and rewarding.
October 30, Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, HSC, Level 2, Room 201
November 7, Wednesday, 1 pm to 2 pm, Frey Hall, Room 201