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International Leadership Council

The International Leadership Council (ILC) works in collaboration with the TFI Board in order to broaden the group of people at the center of direction setting. The Leadership Council is a fluid group that can reflect the full wisdom and evolve to meet the needs of the worldwide Focusing community.

The International Leadership Council members are:

Evelyn Fendler-Lee

Evelyn Fendler-Lee (Bio)

Ruth Hirsch (Bio)

Sergio Lara Cisternas

Sergio Lara Cisternas

Roberto Larios

Roberto Larios

Claude Missiaen

Claude Missiaen (Bio)

YongWei Xu

YongWei (Carol) Xu (Bio)


Evelyn Fendler-Lee
serving until summer 2021 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Ruth Hirsch
serving until summer 2020

Sergio Lara Cisternas
serving until summer 2018 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Roberto Larios
serving until summer 2019 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Claude Missiaen
serving until summer 2020 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

YongWei (Carol) Xu
serving until summer 2022 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Catherine Torpey

International Leadership Council Roles and Functions

ILC roles and functions, 2016.06.15

International Leadership Council History

ILC History, 2019.02.11

Procedure for Addressing Concerns Regarding Individuals

ILC Concerns procedure, 2018.10.02

International Leadership Council Meeting Minutes

ILC meeting minutes, April 23, 2019

ILC meeting minutes, April 9, 2019

ILC meeting minutes, January 8, 2019

ILC meeting minutes, December 11, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, November 27, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, November 13, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, October 9, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, August 17, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, July 10, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, June 26, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, June 12, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, May 22nd, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, April 10th, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, March 27th, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, March 13th, 2018

ILC meeting minutes, February 27th, 2018

Nominating Process

(June 2016) We have completed a nominating and selection process to replace outgoing members of the Board and the International Leadership Council. Read more here: English   中文   Español   Français 

Why we use a nominating committee

Criteria for nominating

Steps and Timeline for the 2016 process

Open Space Groups

Below are summaries of the results from the Open Space groups at the Certifying Coordinators’ Assembly in May, 2014 in English, French and Japanese.

1. Our Purpose English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

2. Participation Mode English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

3. Roles and Responsibilities of Certifying Coordinators English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

4. Responsibility English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

5. New Organizational Structure English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

6. Communication English  Français  Deutsch  日本語

7. Organization Models [PPT - English]

8. Structure Developing Vision Future Model [DOCX - English]

The International Leadership Council welcomes hearing from you about these subjects, or anything else related to Focusing. You can contact the International Leadership Council at

From the TFI Newsletter "In Focus"

Hello from the International Leadership Council
Deutsch | English | Español | Français | 日本語 |

Note from International Leadership Council Member Marine Fréminville
English | Français

Note from International Leadership Council Member Barbara McGavin

Finding a Right Way to Connect — Hejo Feuerstein

Meet a member of the International Leadership Council — Ruth Hirsch

Update Your Listening and Therapy with Focusing: synopsis of a new work — Akira Ikemi, Ph.D.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement Français | 日本語

Proposed Process for Naming of Coordinators

View materials related to the Proposed Process for Naming of Coordinators.

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