Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

The SOLWorld Charter

SOLWorld stands for Solutions in Organisations Link-up. The strap line is "Sharing and Building Solutions Focused practice in organisations".

For us, sharing is the key word. The originators of the approach, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, have not trade marked their work. Indeed, the SF approach itself is based on collaboration.

It is important to us that SOLWorld retains this generosity of spirit and the collaborative ethos. No-one owns the Solutions in Organisations Link-up name. We do not favour a membership based organisation with the corresponding administrative costs and duties.

National or regional groups holding conferences under the SOLWorld umbrella subscribe to the following principles:

  • Delegates are SF practitioners working primarily in organisational and business environments
  • Their practice reflects SF ideas and principles
  • SF ideas and principles belong to everyone
  • SOLWorld conferences are designed with processes which exemplify the SF approach
  • They encourage conversation and dialogue as well as formal presentations and workshops
  • The distinction between audience and presenters is minimal: the audience is encouraged to participate and presenters are encouraged to join the audience for other presenters
  • Presenters are expected to attend and participate in the whole event

International conferences adhere to the same principles. We hope that different countries will volunteer to host the events.

Funds to support this website are raised from meetings. Event organisers are asked to pay a per capita levy of the order US$5 - 10 or €5 - 10), to be agreed in advance.

Last updated by Mark McKergow Dec 25, 2009.




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Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

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Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Aug 22, 2017.

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 Mark McKergow Dec 2, 2022.

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