Planning and Delivering Training

Internetombudsman.biz consultants have been recognized as some of the best and most experienced Ombudsman trainers in the world. The consultants have lectured at many Ombudsman conferences around the world, and have actively developed and provided training for individual Ombudsman programs in both the developed and developing world.

Suzanne Belson

Suzanne Belson

Suzanne Belson has more than thirty years experience in the ombudsman field, eleven as Senior Investigator with the Department of National Defense/Canadian Forces Ombudsman and, prior to that, as the Ombudsperson at Concordia University in Montreal for twenty-two years from 1978 to 1999. Suzanne is a founding member of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman, and served for ten years on its Board of Directors. Since 2005 she has chaired the Forum’s Education and Training Committee, which develops and offers a wide range of professional development courses for ombudsman and their staff.  More

Duncan Fowler

Duncan Fowler

Duncan Fowler has had extensive experience in helping to create and establish new ombudsman offices, such as the State of Arizona, and the Region X EPA. He has either revised, written or consulted in the creation of detailed office policy and procedure manuals. These manuals reflect the offices’ statutory or mandated functions. They reflect both best practices and model standards.  More

Dean Gottehrer

Dean M. Gottehrer

Dean M. Gottehrer is the former President of the United States Ombudsman Association. Dean is the author of ‘Essential Characteristics of a Classical Ombudsman’ and ‘Fundamental Elements of An Effective Ombudsman Institution’. Dean has been instrumental in helping to create new Ombudsman programs in the former Soviet States, Eastern Europe, and Africa.  More