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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.

We have friendly relations with the many SF organisations around the world, particularly with SFIO (SF In Organisations). Many people are involved in both groups.

This website is no longer active on a regular basis.

The site serves mainly as an archive. If you have become a member, you can make posts but don’t expect an answer. No marketing allowed! The Events section is still updated with forthcoming events. 

If you are interested in live discussions (which are still very active), please sign up for the SOLWorld email discussion group (LINK: https://groups.google.com/u/1/a/solworldlist.net/g/solworldlist).

If you need help, don’t hesitate to ask the administrator to register you. Write a mail to: solworld.org@gmail.com and state in the message which e-mail address you want to use for the mailing list.  

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Covid 19 and SF: More SF Conversations!

Dear SF-friendsWe hope that you stay safe and healthy during these times. As the Coronavirus, Covid-19 and with it the dominance of „problem narrative" are spreading, we want to share possibilities…Continue

Tags: Conversations, Focused, Solution, Corona, Covid-19

Started by Dominik Godat in SF applications Mar 17, 2020.

Covid 19 and SF: More SF Conversations!

Dear SF-friendsWe hope that you stay safe and healthy during these times. As the Coronavirus, Covid-19 and with it the dominance of „problem narrative" are spreading, we want to share possibilities…Continue

Tags: Conversations, Focused, Solution, Corona, Covid-19

Started by Dominik Godat in SF applications Mar 17, 2020.

Positive Thinking - Barbara Ehrenreich 4 Replies

Hi everybody,great visualisation on the downfalls of positive thinking:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5um8QWWRvocheers,  Bart Continue

Started by Bart van Loon in Uncategorized. Last reply by Els Deboutte Nov 4, 2019.

SF coaching clients required for research project

Dear SF community,I am an educator, coach and a Masters student at Oxford Brookes University currently working on my dissertation. I would like to interview 4-5 coaching clients who have been coached…Continue

Started by Stephen Lawson in SF practice Mar 29, 2019.

Find a Solution Focused Practitioner in Norway?

A friend of mine has a sister living in Tromsø who has anxiety and depression and difficulty making decisions.  She is British but has lived in Norway for a long time.Does anyone know an SF…Continue

Started by Penny West in SF practice Nov 25, 2018.

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SOLWorld 2023 conference at Vienna, Austria

June 8, 2023 to June 10, 2023
We would be delighted to welcome you to the SOLworld Conference 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Together, we will have three days full of inspiration, co-creation, learning, acting, observing and reflecting about the impact solutions focus can have on the lives of many in and after such a crisis. More information about contributing and registering at https://www.solworld2023.at/See More
Sep 24
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SOLWorld 2023 conference at Vienna, Austria

June 8, 2023 to June 10, 2023
We would be delighted to welcome you to the SOLworld Conference 2023 in Vienna, Austria. Together, we will have three days full of inspiration, co-creation, learning, acting, observing and reflecting about the impact solutions focus can have on the lives of many in and after such a crisis. More information about contributing and registering at https://www.solworld2023.at/See More
Aug 23
Balazs Kovecse is attending Wendy Van den Bulck's event
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SOL summer retreat 2022: Nourishing your SF Roots at Physical hub in Balen (north of Belgium) + any location of your choice :)

August 8, 2022 at 7pm to August 12, 2022 at 6pm
Dear SOL World friends,Sarah Cudmore, Klaus Schenck and Wendy Van den Bulck have recently had a first dream session together about arrangements for the SOL Retreat this coming year. A lot still has to figured out and co-created, as a first step, this mail is a ‘save-the-date’.The basic concept stays untouched: the Retreat is an opportunity to meet other SF practitioners in an informal environment so that we learn more about how we each think and apply SF in our work and lives. And to co-create…See More
Aug 8
Klaus Schenck is attending Wendy Van den Bulck's event
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SOL summer retreat 2022: Nourishing your SF Roots at Physical hub in Balen (north of Belgium) + any location of your choice :)

August 8, 2022 at 7pm to August 12, 2022 at 6pm
Dear SOL World friends,Sarah Cudmore, Klaus Schenck and Wendy Van den Bulck have recently had a first dream session together about arrangements for the SOL Retreat this coming year. A lot still has to figured out and co-created, as a first step, this mail is a ‘save-the-date’.The basic concept stays untouched: the Retreat is an opportunity to meet other SF practitioners in an informal environment so that we learn more about how we each think and apply SF in our work and lives. And to co-create…See More
Aug 2
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fremtiden:live 4 at Copenhagen, Denmark

November 29, 2022 all day
fremtiden:live (future:live) is a Danish SOLWorld one-day conference that will take place this late autumn.It's in-person placed in Copenhagen, Denmark and will be held in Danish (except for one workshop in English). future:live is a conference with the purpose of spreading the knowledge of the Solution Focused Approach (SF) in organisations within areas such as organisational development, HR, management, coaching, and employee and team performance.This year's theme is "Re-tune In Times of…See More
Jul 19
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Jul 14
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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.
Jul 13
Profile IconMarco Angriman, Gudrun Fransen, Colin Slattery and 6 more joined SOLWorld
Jul 13
John Clapham updated their profile
Jul 13
John Clapham joined Paul Z Jackson's group
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SF Leadership

Applying solutions focus to leadership
Jul 13
Laura Sciore updated their profile
Apr 9
Pauline Haver updated their profile
Mar 24

Books by SOLWorld members on amazon.co.uk

Books by SOLWorld members and other classics on amazon.de

 
 
 

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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…

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

Making the most of SOLWorld.ning.com

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

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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

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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. …

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

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