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The value of Ning / SOLworld
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark McKergow Oct 4, 2012.

SOLWorld Toronto invites proposals

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Kay May 20, 2009.


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Toronto, Canada
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Consultant, Trainer, Other (please specify it in "About your connection...")
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What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
Change facilitation in strategic planning, management and team development, brand and customer experience implementation and organizational alignment. All of his work focuses on the things that matter to the end customer. SFCT founder
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From the other Alan Kay, the scientist (invent the future), Making things simple . A way to make solutions happen

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 12:22

SOLWorld Toronto

September 23 - 25 September, 2011
Hart House, University of Toronto , Toronto, ON
Website, programme and RFP coming soon
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North America's second SOLWorld conference.

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 0:57 — 2 Comments

Google on the ropes? Zappos the best ever? Neither. One uses organizational planning. How’s that relevant to my organization?

In my efforts to talk about issues organizations face and then weave SF into the conversation (vs weaving client issues into the SF conversation) I posted this blog. I mention this one because I have seen a lot of managers - usually the younger ones - who realize that organizational planning isn't something that gets done to them by HR or OD, but a strategic issue that ties in with strategic and operational planning.…


Posted on December 7, 2010 at 11:14

Problem Focused Organizations: looking for a solution

I'll shortly publish a book (a somewhat thin affair, but of substance). The theme of the book is that organizations need to rid themselves of problem focus.

Not very solution focused I hear you say. Yes, but the message is for managers in organizations who want an additional tool to help them deal with change, planning etc.

Hence, the 'positioning' around problems. An attention getter!

My opening shot on the theme is in this blog post:…


Posted on November 13, 2010 at 22:06 — 4 Comments

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At 20:53 on March 21, 2011, Eniko Tegyi said…

Dear Alan,

so nice to see you again - electronically, for the time being...:)

At 10:50 on October 17, 2010, Katalin Hankovszky said…
What a nice page, Alan! :)
At 20:01 on September 12, 2010, Nicoline Wackerberg said…
Hi Alan,

Just saw the video on youtube from you and Petra. very good!!!! Its good to get the essence in 2 minutes Well done. I am still preparing my visit to USA and I hope you can give me some details on the Toronto hospital or a ward that is using that possible?
L. Nicoline
At 4:55pm on August 22, 2010, Carin Mussmann gave Alan Kay a gift
Lovely pictures Alan, thank you, Carin
At 17:44 on May 19, 2009, Katrien Schober said…
Hi Alan,

That's true....time is always too short when you're having fun....
I'm sure we will meet again....

Greetings from Holland
At 12:32 on May 18, 2009, Liselotte Baeijaert said…
Dearest Allan,
BIG BIG thank you for the pictures!!! What a great way to remember a magnificent evening!! Let us know when and how we can do something for you!
At 15:54 on January 25, 2009, Monika Houck said…
Hello Alan,
good to hear from you.
yes, you are right projectmanagement and IT are great areas for the SF approach.
It make a big difference to the usual approach.
Especially important in projects as it is an area where listening is so important - and taking your clients view - who is the expert on his needs.
Take care
At 21:25 on May 19, 2008, Marco Matera said…
Thank you lot for the video-song. Just a jump in emotions
At 11:44 on May 18, 2008, Jesper H Christiansen said…
Hi Alan! Nice to meet you again. Hope to see you at SOL-Lab(?)
At 19:22 on May 17, 2008, Alan Kay said…
Thanks Marc, have been trying to include the innovation page. Will make it happen. Alan.




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 Mark McKergow Dec 2, 2022.

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