Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
Many useful resources have emerged from this year's SOL2013 International Business Event in Bad Pyrmont and we wish to share them here on this site. You will find the SOL talks, Workshop material, Marketplace tools, photos, videos and more.
Many many thanks to all of this year's contributors!
Your SOL2013 Organising Team,
Anton, Annie, Christoph, Penny and John.
A very special thank you to Hannes Couvreur and Erwin Herremans for the participant's Guide:
Sponsored by SFCT
Kirsten Dierolf: Clues - What is quality in SF work?
Mark McKergow: SF practice as an example of the philosophical avant-garde of our age
Adam Turner: How SF creates the space for vulnerability and growth in the multicultural context of Asia
Prof. Dr. Olesch: Success Story – How we became one of the top employers in Germany http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5mv21Q_1k
Paul Z Jackson: Changing the world – one conversation at a time
John Nicol: Managing Projects with SF
Armin Siedler: A journey from Frankfurt to Palo Alto ...- a school's transformational path…
Dominik Godat: Solution Focused Leadership – what works in practice?
John Brooker's 2 amazing powerpoint overview of the event:
Our SOL Talks facilitator: John Brooker!
WORKSHOP AND MASTERCLASS MATERIALS
Alan Kay's Kitchen Table: SOL2013KitchenTablePlenary.pdf
David Weber's workshop: SF Approaches to Teaching in Universities:SFApproachesUniversity.pdf
Bart Neels worskshop: AgingAtHome.pdf
Alan Kay's Post-Conference: SOL2013StakeholderWorkshop.pdf
Peter Röhrig: SFCTReviewProcess.pdf
Dominik Godat on SF Leadership:
CLUES & PRECIOUS MEMORIES
Dear SOL Team,
Yes, SOL2013 was a just great!! Thank you for this experience. There are so many memorable experiences, that it's hard to highlight a single one. Here some of my favorites:
This is a cool idea and I really look forward to see all the resources and the memories!
Godat Coaching GmbH
I really loved the Bad Pyrmont conference, thank you organizing team, SO SO
Here are a few of my highlights (in the order of their appearance):
Thank you thank you thank you!!! For a great conference! Tough act to
follow, methinks J
Kind regards, liebe Grüße,
For me the highlights were the kindness of the participants and of course the waltz.
You all did a great jobb with SOL2013!
Hope we can do the same in Stockholm with SOL2014!
it took me several days to “land” again after this very inspiring conference. You did an excellent job!
I have a few good memories of the conference: the Kgotla workshop (Stan Cloete), the informal talks between and after workshops and SOL talks, the Cabaret (it was big fun!), the open and safe community feeling, new people I met, the party on Thursday, …
However, one moment stands out: our team coaching!
It gave us the energy and confidence to keep working as a team on our shared vision for the future and to be really resilient and persuasive.
And it worked!
We had a very good meeting last week with an important stock/stakeholder and a solution is emerging!
So thanks to Björn and all our supporters!
Best memory? The stories. I've come home with a huge collection of those. Wonderful gifts that have already inspired some other people back home.
Which reminds me of another story. One that began on a late afternoon in an Oxford College where a SOL conference had just taken place. The place went quiet again. And in the warm light of this late afternoon sun, a group of people got together, determined to make things happen. How? Nobody knew. Where? On a ship? Perhaps. But something magical was in that room. And I guess it was the generosity and the willingness to trust each other, that together, something would emerge. And in the end, it did. So my best memory will be this story. Of us, making it happen.
Lots of love,
As for best memories of SOL-Bad Pyrmont-2013, here are a couple of thoughts:
Each SOL Conference has its own signature in my experience and memory. For example, my first SOL conference (Cologne, 2008) was notable for being a breath of fresh air for me. Here were all these people who thought about organizations and consulting in much the same way as I did. What a thrill just getting to know them, and the SOL community and its culture.
The Bad Pyrmont conference was memorable for me for several reasons. First was the outstanding organization of it all. The organizing team produced impressive results in logistics and administration. (And chose outstanding conference bags to issue to participants!) Second, the SOL Talks programming was a wonderful idea. I think that this should be a regular component of any future SOL conference. The 12- to 15-minute focused presentations provided food for thought in a manner that was easy to digest and facilitated good, focused discussions with neighbors in surrounding seats. Third, the food was brilliant! Finally, I personally found myself constructing professional relationships more intentionally than I have in previous SOL conferences. Related to that, I got to know several people better than I had yet, because I went out of my way to get to know them.
Last updated by Annie Bordeleau Jun 15, 2013.