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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 to a group hosted by Dominic Godat in Lucerne.  It’s an unusual group for Switzerland, because most coaching development groups are formalised and rather bureaucratic.  This one isn't.  There are no development credits and no one asks your credentials.
The group meets every 6 weeks, on a Monday morning, for 3 hours, with those who work for companies taking a half-day off.  About 15 people attend, and many stay for lunch afterwards, like a family thing.  There are a regular 8, with another 15 irregulars, as the group is open to all and attracts a mix of business people, therapists and consultants.  
Dominic and his wife Elfie always introduce the session, then hand over to a process facilitator.  There may be a sharing of success stories and highlights, then perhaps a practice of new tools.  They'll take about tips and techniques that they can get to use with clients afterwards. Sometimes there's a live coaching within the group.  If more than 15 show up, then it's Open Space.   Topics are not planned in advance, unless someone has requested something on their email post list.
We talked too about London's plans to have more variety in our sessions.  The monthly meeting works well, and we could branch out too into an occasional longer meeting, say a half-day, perhaps with a proposed topic or a guest workshop leader.

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Dear Paul. Thank you very much for this excellent summary :-)

Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz Eugen Staub

I have heard a lot of good things already about the Swiss intermission group, and I guess we could learn from this in Austria too! so thanks for sharing!!

I am pleased to notice: Our meeting from August 7th has inspired me a lot and I have therefore published my most recent newsletter today on this subject. Interested? Under the following link you can find the German version: Impulsletter

I just got back to Australia after spending a month in Switzerland (Bern) for family reasons. I would have loved to come to such a meeting.

Maybe next time? Is there a mailing list I can be added to?

Herzliche Grüße aus Australien, Preeti Helena :)

Here you will finde informations about the group from Dominik and Elfriede: http://www.godat.ch/austauschcoaching.html

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