Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

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SOLWorld Online Open Space workshops at

June 27, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm
At SOLWorld 2016 in Liverpool we really enjoyed the Open Space workshop format, where anyone could propose and lead a session and we could join/leave at any time (there were 50 workshops over the 2 days!).We came up with an idea to try running lots of workshops online at the same time and have tested Zoom video software which works really well.On Monday 27th June at 8pm UK (BST/GMT+1 / 9PM CET we will be running the first ever SOLWorld Online Open Space session, with 8-10 workshops running in…See More
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Oct 20, 2015
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An Aussie in Berlin

G'Day All,I'm visiting Berlin for a couple of weeks from the 29/10/15 and would love to connect with any SF people in or nearby.The impression I get from SolWorld and the SFCT is that is such a strong community of SF Practitioners in Europe. I'm in Berlin scoping out opportunities for work (in IT) but one plus of being based in Berlin would be the opportunity to immerse myself further in the SF community which is a little tricky to do from the far off frontiers of Australia ;-)Cheers.RodSee More
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Travel, meet, and connect! Imagine......that you can travel anywhere in the world and meet sf-friends! This group is for everyone who is interested in travelling and meeting and/or inviting sf-friends. For a living and connecting sf-community!See More
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Solution Focused Project Management

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best summer ever

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SOL Trainers Network

A network for anyone who trains people in solution-focused approaches
May 19, 2009

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
Melbourne, Australia
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Leader, Coach, Consultant, Trainer, Other (please specify it in "About your connection...")
What is your website (if any)?
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
I came across SF work in 2003 in Mark and Paul's book and then went on to read many books and use the SF approach in my private practice and now in organisations as part of leading teams in Agile and Lean practices.

Rod Sherwin's Blog

A solutions focused approach to communities, countries, and the world

I was very excited to listen to a teleseminar recently about a Solutions Focused approach to communities, countries, and the world.

The teleseminar was by Eleanor LeCain on "Breakthrough Solutions That Can Improve Your Life and Change the World". Eleanor talks about Citizen Solutions councils that can identify solutions that are already happening in their communities and states, but not widely known about, and get them up onto the internet at a website called… Continue

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Holacracy: an emergent form of human organisation

For a long time I have felt that democracy is out of date and that there must be a better system for organising complex human society. Sort of SF on a macro level. I came across Brian Robertson who created a software company called Ternary Software to implement and prove all the modern practices for software developement and human organisation. The theories had to be practical and work to run a successful organisation.

The new approach is… Continue

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 1:18 — 8 Comments

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At 18:01 on October 27, 2008, Coert Visser said…
Thanks Rod!
At 22:33 on May 18, 2008, Mark McKergow said…
Hi Rod, welcome!





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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