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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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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.

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.

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.

How do you run an inspiring collaborative meeting?

Hi everyone,I want to invite you to my free webinar, which will give you a step by step guide of how to design a collaborative meeting for between 10 and 100 people that will leave people inspired,…Continue

Tags: Sharing, Solutions, Knowledge, Collaboration, Building

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice Apr 21.

A very happy and inspirational 2016 !!

I wish you a very happy and inspirational 2016 !!Joske Diesfeldt of the Association for Organization Development…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

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Véronique Philips is attending Kirsten Dierolf's event

SF worldconference at Ramada Hotel Bad Soden, Germany

September 22, 2017 at 6pm to September 24, 2017 at 7pm
The SF world conference 2017The SF world conference will take place on 22-24 September 2017 in Bad Soden, Germany (near Frankfurt airport). We aim tobring together Solution Focused practitioners from all over the world and from all applications of Solution Focus: therapy, organizational work, education, social work, etc. We want to be as inclusive of all SF practitioners and their organisations and networks as possible to facilitate learning, exchange, mutual support, and the further…See More
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SOL Trainers Network

A network for anyone who trains people in solution-focused approaches
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SF Coaching

This is a group to discuss all aspects of SF coaching. Please share your questions, comments, insights and any interesting cases.
Gareth Evans joined Paul Z Jackson's group

SOL Trainers Network

A network for anyone who trains people in solution-focused approaches
Gareth Evans joined Paul Z Jackson's group

SF Leadership

Applying solutions focus to leadership
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SF in health care organisations

Sharing ideas and projects on implementing and using SF in health care organisations.  Idea was born by the participants of Christine and Bart's workshop on SF work in health care at the great solworld conference 2012 in OxfordSee More
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Leah Davcheva is attending Katalin Hankovszky's event

SF research camp in a winter resort at Rogla, Slowenia

February 6, 2017 to February 9, 2017
Research Camp is a format, where you can combine activities around scientific research on Solution Focus and its applications with winter activities.Aim of this event is to link people who are interested in (scientific) descriptions of what we do in a solution focused way with our clients._gather and introduce completed and ongoing research projects_inspire fellow researchers with reinforcement and questions_identify ways and prefered directions, collaborations for further research as far…See More
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Réka Török is now a member of SOLWorld
Oct 20

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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 Jun 1, 2011.

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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