Conflict Resolution at Stanford

University Ombudsperson David Rasch and Medical School Ombudsperson Jim Laflin will discuss a range of issues related to resolving conflict in an academic institution like Stanford. Through exploration of a series of questions they will describe how the Ombudsperson uses informal and confidential means to assist faculty, staff and students with the broad range of problems, conflicts, and misunderstandings that are commonly brought to the office. The presentation will include a variety of strategies and resources for resolving concerns and disputes at Stanford. There will be time for questions and discussion.

About the Speakers: David Rasch has been the University Ombudsperson at Stanford since 2004. He is a licensed psychologist, and prior to this position, he was Director of the Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center. He was President from 2014-2015 of the Board of Certification for Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners, and is a current member of the International Ombudsman Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has recently completed his 30th year working at Stanford. Jim Laflin has been the Ombudsperson at the Stanford School of Medicine since mid-2014. He has been an attorney for over 35 years and before coming to Stanford was a professional mediator for 20-plus years.  He has written and lectured extensively on conflict resolution and negotiation topics.  He is a current member of the California State Bar, the International Ombudsman Association and the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds.  

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:00
Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr. Cypress Lounge Conference room
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