Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
I am looking for some ideas / references for a future perfect sequence that I want to do with a large group of approx. 400 people. I have only a timeframe of one hour! So of course we will travel on the surface. But this can/should be a start of something that follows. Who has done such a thing, and has any ideas how to do it in a exciting, funny way?
A couple of weeks ago Paul Z Jackson posted the following message on Facebook: "champagne on ice for 10th anniversary celebrations of The Solutions Focus.... many small steps to get this far..."
To which I replied: "Won't ask what you are proud of, nor what you are grateful for, nor how you did this, nor who helped you and how you've made good use of it, let alone ask you what you will do more of (or keep doing), or what you will do differently. Nope won't do all of…Continue
This book was born as a challenge: how to introduce Solution-Focus in terms so simple that even…Continue
as most of you are aware of, France is not exactly the Promised Land when it comes to SF. We are about to change this. First contacts have been made, and our next step is an information day of practical work where we will brainstorm, get to know each other better and do, guess what, practical work.
If you happen to pass through Paris on december 12, you are very welcome to join us! Although the final objective is to get SF going in France and…Continue
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I've just translated an article that I've wrote for the Danish Ministry of Education into English. It's about a project involving teachers and their teaching and learning environments in general regarding working with innovation in the field of education.…
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As promised I bring you some writing from the Oxford workshop "a SF approach to working with large groups".
Or... to be honest I actually break my promise but for the better.
So many good conversations with great inputs followed during, inbetween and after the workshops (I ended up doing a Opens Space on same topic) so I've decided to put on whatever I write regarding working with large groups on:…Continue
Added by Jesper H Christiansen on September 20, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
I'd like to invite anyone who does SF(B) work in Africa to join the ning group SOLWorld-Africa. Please share your experiences and stories. Also, let us know whether you know of any national associations for SF practitioners and if so, in which particular African country. Thanks, Svea
Wow - Elke, your workshop was so motivating. I love the way you explained to us how you work. You instantly "translate" what your coachees says into a picture with duplo figures. You use all the SF elements like treasure chest (strengths), cup (preferred future), tiny pieces of paper (little steps) etc. I can imagine that your clients benefit a lot from the way you work with them.
You really motivated me to try something new. Wow. Thanks a lot, cheers, Julia
Dear Liselotte and dear Karolien
your workshop was great. You gave a very concrete and easy-to-apply example of how to apply SF in an organization. I will put the four steps of the conversation tables soon into practice
1. appreciation round "what is already there?"
2. future perfect "one step into future"
3. on which domains do we want to focus?
4. three little steps
Thanks for sharing! Your workshop was a great KISS example. Keep it short…Continue
Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:36 — No Comments
such a funny start into the conference. I loved the way you invited us to welcome all the countries.
And the way you made us share what "keeps us awake at night" - your questions really make curious and invite to join the experience. I also loved the idea of "No. 1 best hope" on the sheets of paper which were then thrown in the air. Would like to know more about your wonderful exercises :-)
Best regards, Julia
Dear Aoki san
your blinking glasses which make us see great things are a great idea to use in small and big groups. I will try it. Thanks. Deep bow, Julia
Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:22 — No Comments
Dear Monica and Brenda
WOW!!! Your workshop was really interesting and very practical. I love the team-building exercise with the marble (great metaphor: marble = preferred future) and the plastic channels. See how people work together to get the marble (their preferred future) together in the basket.
I'm looking forward to try it out! Great stuff - your workshop.
Best regards, Julia
Dear Jenny and Shakya
your workshop gave me great ideas of how to do it. Before the workshop I thought that I have to explain to participants and clients what I do. Now I dare to explain less and just do! Funny, much more playful and effective.
My take away from your workshop was: do SF instead of talking about it. Little steps. Give example - even if I'm the only one.
Thanks for your great workshop!! Best regards, Julia
This summer has been full of busy, rewarding weeks, but the last couple have been particularly so. Last Monday I cheered myself hoarse at the Paralympics, and from the middle of the week onwards I was making final preparations for the SF evaluation workshop I was delivering at the SOL World 2012 Conference in Oxford. At the same time, both children were taking new buses to new schools – each of them excited,…
I hope all of you at the conference are enjoying yourselves. My thoughts are with you all.
Added by Owen Charnley on September 7, 2012 at 15:27 — No Comments
As I look from my bedroom high over the magnificent quadrangle of Keble College, the signs are promising for a good day at the SOL2012 conference.
Yesterday afternoon, 30 people gathered at Science Oxford for our pre-conference and enthusiastically learned our 12 Things You Need To Know about Solutions Focus. They asked some great questions, which we can track through the conference, such as how much can one embrace SF in our personal lives, and does the methodology allow for…Continue