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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.

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What's Working in Sustainable Agriculture? 1 Reply

This free webinar will give you some exciting strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, as well as an effective way to decode your own solutions and share them widely!Access the webinar…Continue

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice. Last reply by Mark McKergow Jun 10.

Struggling to get people moving? Fix it with one simple meeting.

Hi fellow SolWorld-er :) Are you are finding that getting your collaborative partners moving is tough? Especially working across sectors, borders, cultures etc. A really good meeting can change that.…Continue

Tags: Sharing, Solutions, Knowledge, Collaboration, Building

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice May 11.

How do you run an inspiring collaborative meeting?

Hi everyone,I want to invite you to my free webinar, which will give you a step by step guide of how to design a collaborative meeting for between 10 and 100 people that will leave people inspired,…Continue

Tags: Sharing, Solutions, Knowledge, Collaboration, Building

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice Apr 21.

A very happy and inspirational 2016 !!

I wish you a very happy and inspirational 2016 !!Joske Diesfeldt of the Association for Organization Development…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

New ideas for SF group meetings 5 Replies

Our guest at the London SF group in August was Eugen Staub.  We talked about SF groups that meet, like London, to share good practice and spread the word.  What works well in Switzerland?  Eugen goes…Continue

Tags: variety, Space, Open, meetings

Started by Paul Z Jackson in SF practice. Last reply by Eugen Staub Sep 4, 2015.

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Aug 20
Christina Stenner is attending Susanne Burgstaller's event

SOLworld DACH 2016 in Vienna, Sept 9-10 at Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf

September 9, 2016 at 2pm to September 10, 2016 at 6pm
We invite all German-speaking SOLists to join us at the 3rd SOLworld DACH conference, this year held in Vienna/Austria. We offer a varied programme with many practical workshops offered by SF practitioners from within organizations as well as by external coaches. We will pioneer "case workshops" where clients present a case and the participants will give feedback based on the "Clues" for SF work. Since this year we are particularly interested to explore the roots and sources of inspiration for…See More
Aug 18
Christina Stenner is now a member of SOLWorld
Aug 18
Profile IconJesper H Christiansen and Bart Neels are attending Ewan Muirhead's event

SOLWorld Online Open Space Workshops -Thursday 1st September 7pm (UK)/8pm (CET) at

September 1, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
On Thursday 1st September at 7pm UK (BST/GMT+1) / 8PM CET we will be running the next SOLWorld Online Open Space session, with 8-10 workshops running in groups of 4 or 5 for 45mins in Session 1 at 7pm (UK) and another 4-5 topics for 45mins in Session 2 at 8pm (UK). Here is the wrap-up video from the first session: you would like to run/propose a session please comment below or reply to the…See More
Aug 17
Wendy Van den Bulck is now a member of SOLWorld
Aug 17
Katalin Hankovszky added a discussion to the group SOLution Focused Writers

can you share some examples: how do you stick with writing,...

Can you share some examples: how do you stick with writing, stay solution focused and appreciative with yourself - if it's a MUST write situation? Any inspiration is much appreciated :)See More
Aug 16
Katalin Hankovszky replied to Ewan Muirhead's discussion Welcome - post blog links here so we can share them on Facebook/Twitter! in the group SOLution Focused Writers
"here a blog link, driven (and mostly written) by Jesper Christiansen: "
Aug 16
Katalin Hankovszky commented on Ewan Muirhead's group SOLution Focused Writers
"Huh, I'm happy I'm in! at least I'm acting as if I was an SF writer. I'm definitely a Want-To-Be! - thx for creating this group. Let's write and read :)"
Aug 16
Katalin Hankovszky joined Ewan Muirhead's group

SOLution Focused Writers

A group for writers of Solution Focused blogs, books and academic papers to share ideas, tips and techniques!See More
Aug 16
Tim Newton might attend Petra Mueller-Demary's event

SOL CEE conference in Bucharest at Bucharest - Restaurant Elisabeta

October 13, 2016 to October 14, 2016
With the SOL CEE 2016 we  aim to create a shared learning space for business players and Solution Focus practitioners and enthusiasts, for newcomers as well as SF oldies, for CEE citizens and SOLworld community members from around the world. A sparkling event were new ideas, projects and connections can emerge.See More
Aug 14
Zarina Ismail commented on Simon Lee's group SF Asia
" I have had great success with SF in training people for horseback archery-an ancient martial art. While the physical exercise prepares the body, SF prepares the mind. "
Aug 9
Zarina Ismail joined Simon Lee's group

SF Asia

Developing SF practices across Asia.Share your learning in cross-cultural and diversity coaching as SF practitioners and coaches in Asia.See More
Aug 9

Books by SOLWorld members on

Books by SOLWorld members and other classics on





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.

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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