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A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina- A Radical New Role for Conflict Management Professionals

 Using Hurricane Katrina as a model, this speaker will discuss the phenomenology of disasters in America. Various deleterious factors can be forecast that impede effective emergency response. These factors can be better managed when one person is placed in a role to oversee and manage the crisis phase of a disaster. A Conflict Management Professional can unify the ad hoc crisis management team and ensure its accountability and engagement. Provision of a structural solution of this nature would signify a commitment by our government to mitigate human misery in disasters.

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Why Contact an Ombudsman? A Conversation with the Cornell University Ombudsman

What is an organizational ombudsman? Tune in and listen to Linda Falkson and Adam Kleinberger from the Cornell University Ombudsman Office, as they talk about how their office helps people regarding a problem or conflict, as part of the caring community serving students, faculty and staff. They offer an explanation of the ethical principles that guide their work– independence, neutrality, confidentiality and informality and how they are helpful to those that visit with them by offering a safe place to discuss their concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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