• The Value of IOA Membership

    The Value of IOA Membership

    The International Ombudsman Association (IOA) is the largest international association of professional organizational ombudsmen practitioners in the world, representing more than 600 members from the United States and across the globe. Learn more about the various benefits of membership.
  • Annual Conferences

    Annual Conferences

    Each year, hundreds of practicing organizational ombudsmen and those interested in the profession gather from around the world to learn, network, build their skills and reconnect at the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) annual conference. This lively and educational event is a highlight of the IOA’s work.
  • What We Do

    What We Do

    What is an organizational ombudsman? Learn about the role, it’s functions and its historical origins.

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The mission of the International Ombudsman Association is to support and advance the global Organizational Ombudsman profession and ensure that practitioners work to the highest professional standards.

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The International Ombudsman Association (IOA) is a volunteer-driven organization, so we depend on the talent, skills and energy of our members to bring the Association’s work to life.

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Member benefits include discounted training and conference registration, access to the Association's Listserv and Members-Only web page, and contacts with other practicing Ombudsman professionals.

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