The Ukraine Crisis – A Joint Statement

As the humanitarian crisis deepens in Ukraine, the Foundation for Self Leadership and the IFS Institute, along with the entire IFS community, stand firmly with the people of Ukraine and surrounding countries, and those with loved ones impacted by this crisis.

We extend our support and love to the Ukrainian people, who have been facing horrific attacks, uncertainty and, in many cases, relocation to other locations. What we have been observing violates our core values of humanity, harmony, and love.

As a global IFS community, we also recognize our International Partners, and IFS practitioners in Russia. You have bravely supported the Ukrainian community and continue to express your dismay at the ruthless invasion and the devastation it has caused. We appreciate the challenges you’re encountering and stand by your side as well.

Together, we offer updated and new resources that may help provide support and for some, a greater understanding of the roots of these conflicts with an IFS lens.

Donors Rise to Shivas Challenge

Joy Shivas, MSW, LCSW, and former Assistant Trainer, has been a generous supporter of the Foundation for Self Leadership since 2019. Last year, she asked the IFS community to join her.

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Foundation Searches for an Experienced Program Coordinator/Executive Associate

To help manage its steady growth and expanding portfolio, especially in view of its new IFS Leadership Fellows initiative and public-facing online events, the Foundation is searching for an associate to provide much-needed support in the areas of program development and implementation as well as general assistance for the executive function.

The sought-after Program & Executive Associate (in a new position) will work remotely in a part-time capacity (10-12 hours per week) as a member of the Staff and Volunteers Associates Team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the new Associate will help the Director carry out his oversight responsibilities and will coordinate/manage various Foundation activities, including the Leadership Fellows Program and community forums, closely interfacing with a broad cross-section of stakeholders and pertinent members of a large and growing community of practice.

New OUTLOOK Editor Appointed

On March 1, 2022, Helen E. Lees, PhD, was named as only the second Editor in the history of OUTLOOK, the Foundation’s biannual publication.

Helen is an academic and journalist with 30 years of writing experience, including editing a university newspaper, a handbook, a book series and, for 12 years, an online academic journal seeking to support the building of a new academic sub-discipline of alternative education.

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