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February is Black History Month - this serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging and confronting systemic injustices while celebrating the rich heritage, achievements, and resilience of Black people around the world. It is a time for dialogue, reflection, and action towards building a more equitable and inclusive society for all. While its origins lie in the United States, its message resonates globally due to the shared experiences of the African diaspora and the ongoing fight against racism, oppression, and inequality.

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Support in Devastating Times


Message from Dick Schwartz

The situation in the Middle East has evoked many parts in me, as I’m sure it has in you, and I have been actively working with them. One part felt moved (and some in our community were looking to me) to make a statement.  So, I wrote something, trying to apply aspects of IFS to the conflict.  

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What a Difference a Year Makes 

Last summer we offered a community survey to guide us in our work to meet the demand fueled by the growing awareness of IFS. We’re grateful to the thousands who replied and provided important insights on the community we serve as well as learning preferences. We have used these insights to guide us as we are expanding our learning programs while working to maintain high quality events and steward the integrity of the IFS model.

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On Self Led Problem Solving

Dear all,

This past week I have been thinking a lot about problem solving. As one of the leaders at the Institute, I hear frequently from a wide range of stakeholders on issues important to them and then working with our team and others to figure out how to solve them. Important issues such as;

· How do we grow the number of programs offered while maintaining the integrity of the teaching?

· What additional offerings do we want to provide, in what order and to whom?

· How do we expand the accessibility of our offerings?