Areas of Experience
Brian Bloch, MA has over 20 years of experience as an ombuds. He started and developed three Ombuds offices in three different sectors: Government, NGO, and Faith-based. At the Department of the Interior, he set up an ombuds program that now has 5 ombuds and serves over 65,000 employees. He also started the ombuds programs at the Ashoka Foundation and ISKCON–both international organizations that work in more than 70 countries.
Brian spent two years on a project of the Supreme Court of India introducing mediation into the court system. He has trained over 400 mediators and 50 ombuds. He has served on the board of the International Ombuds Association (IOA), and as associate editor of IOA’s academic journal. He is an IOA Certified Organizational Ombuds and is presently on the committee that certifies ombuds. In addition to his ombuds work, Brian is a seasoned mediator, facilitator, conflict coach, and trainer.
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