July 26, 2007

Cal Caucus Annual Conference in Pacific Grove

The California Caucus of College and University Ombuds has announced the details of its 34th Annual Conference at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Penninsula, November 11-14. The theme of the conference is "Ombudsing in an Age of Anxiety: Connecting Face to Face." In addition to the popular social events, the program will include sessions on:

  • Bullying in the Workplace
  • What Would You Do?
  • How I Made a Difference in an Anxious Case
  • What Causes Anxiety?
  • Communication in an Ombuds World
  • Group Facilitation
  • Intervening with Suicidal Ideation
  • Electronic Media & the Role of the Ombuds
The cost for the event, including three nights lodging, is just $450 (double occupancy) if you register by August 31. Contact Lewis Redding, the JPL Ombuds, for more details (lewis[dot]a[dot]redding[at-sign]jpl[dot]nasa[dot]gov).

Don't let the name put you off. The conference is well attended by people who are from outside California, who do not work in higher education, and who are not ombuds.