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About Solution Focus

Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what's wanted (not what's wrong), what's going well (rather than what's gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.

This group was formed in 2002 and has held international conferences every year since, attracting participants from over 20 countries. We have also held three summer universities and events in Japan (J-SOL) and North America. Read about the SOLWorld charter, past SOLWorld events, the Steering Group and the innovative and effective way that SOLWorld operates. To find out more about the Solution Focused approach, Jumpstart into SF. To start finding your way around, read about making the most of SOLWorld.

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Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!

Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!Joske Diesfeldt “l’Orchestre Confluences” with musicians from different horizons perform the…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Dec 29, 2016.

SOL World Summer Retreat 2017, Greece


Tags: 2017, Summer, SOL, Retreat, SF

Started by Irini Nikolaidou in Conferences and events Dec 1, 2016.

SF worldconference call for papers now online

Call For Papers, Workshops, Spaces for the SFworldconference…The SF worldconference will take place September 22-24, 2017 in Bad Soden, Germany (near Frankfurt airport)Please fill in our call for…Continue

Started by Kirsten Dierolf in Conferences and events Sep 3, 2016.

What's Working in Sustainable Agriculture? 1 Reply

This free webinar will give you some exciting strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, as well as an effective way to decode your own solutions and share them widely!Access the webinar…Continue

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice. Last reply by Mark McKergow Jun 10, 2016.

Struggling to get people moving? Fix it with one simple meeting.

Hi fellow SolWorld-er :) Are you are finding that getting your collaborative partners moving is tough? Especially working across sectors, borders, cultures etc. A really good meeting can change that.…Continue

Tags: Sharing, Solutions, Knowledge, Collaboration, Building

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice May 11, 2016.

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Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Aug 22, 2017.

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


Created by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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