Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

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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.


Case study - Using the SF Approach to find £1.5 billion savings on HS2 (High Speed Train) Programme UK 4 Replies

Solution Focus Case StudyThe High Speed 2 rail project (HS1 was the Channel Tunnel project) will be Europe's biggest infrastructure project, if it receives government approval to go ahead. As part of…Continue

Tags: HS2, SolutionFocus, SolutionFocusCaseStudy, YesAnd

Started by John Brooker in SF Success Stories. Last reply by Hans-Peter Korn Mar 28.

Did you know? Facebook and LinkedIn

on Facebook there are several groups where SOLworld is present:Group: SOLworld - Sharing and Building Solution Focused Practice in Organisations…Continue

Started by Katalin Hankovszky in SF practice Feb 16.

Swiss SF-Symposium, Lake Lucerne, May 28./29 2015: Registration is opened (use early bird!)

As this symposium is in German language the following text is in German:Unter dem Titel:"Lösungsorientierte Zukunft: der Dreh zur Vielfalt"widmet sich die 3. Tagung des Netzwerks für…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in Conferences and events Jan 14.

Using a "SolutionStage" for developing a strategy in a big IT company

The challenge:A department specialised on data warehousing with 40 people working there, of an IT service provider with over 2000 employees had to define the future service strategy. In this…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in SF Success Stories Jan 12.

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!Please enjoy: Playing for Change, Episode 101: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! at you are…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

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Judith Stephan might attend Dominik Godat's event

SOLworldDACH-Konferenz 2015 at Ramada, Bad Soden (in der Nähe von Frankfurt)

May 29, 2015 to May 30, 2015
The second regional German-speaking SOLworld-Conference!Weiter geDACHtZum zweiten Mal gibt es die internationale SOLworld Konferenz zum Austausch über lösungsfokussiertes Arbeiten in Organisationen auf Deutsch. Die Konferenz ist von und für Menschen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (DACH). Wir freuen uns darauf. dass bei unserer zweiten Konferenz fleißig weitergeDACHt und weitergemacht wirdDie Konferenz findet 2015 vom 29. Mai 2015 ca. 12:00 bis zum 30. Mai ca.18:00 in Bad Soden in…See More
1 hour ago
Ingemar Wikman left a comment for Julia Kalenberg
"Hi Julia! All the same to you and all the best! Best regards, Ingemar"
Julia Kalenberg left a comment for Ingemar Wikman
"Dear Ingemar I'm happy to see you as a new member on SOL world. Welcome here!! I appreciated our skypecall very much and I'm looking forward to getting to know you personally. Warm regards, Julia "
Salvatore Isaia commented on Marco Matera's group SOL-It
"E sì, per il 2015, però ti tengo aggiornato sugli eventi successivi!"
Marco Ronzani commented on Marco Matera's group SOL-It
"Bella notizia. Conferenza a Matera. E mi dispiace, sono già occupato in quelli giorni. Parliamo del 2015 vero? Saluti Marco"
Ingemar Wikman is now a member of SOLWorld
Klaus Schenck left a comment for Andreas Lowinger
"Welcome to the SOLworld, Andreas! LG, Klaus"
Apr 12
Andreas Lowinger is now a member of SOLWorld
Apr 10
Marco Matera commented on Marco Matera's group SOL-It
"Ciaooooo un Matera a Matera wow. Si volentieri parliamone. Ho diversi workshop già collaudati oppure possiamo disegnarne uno ad hoc. Magari a voce è più facile."
Apr 9
Salvatore Isaia commented on Marco Matera's group SOL-It
"Salve a tutti, io e Max Pürstl vogliamo organizzare una conferenza sull'approccio Solution Focus a Matera, il 2 e il 3 ottobre patrocinanta dall'European Brief Therapy Association. Siamo molto interessati a sapere se c'è…"
Apr 9
Katalin Hankovszky joined Kamila Novakova's group

SF Body Of Knowledge

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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.

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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