Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

This page contains materials relating to sessions and discussion at previous SOL conferences and events. Thanks to all who have generously made their resources available here.

SOL 2013 Better Focus - Better Change, Bad Pyrmont: Resources

Appreciative Inquiry and Solutions Focus

Appreciative Inquiry and Solutions Focus: A comparisonby Kendy Rossi, Tricia Lustig and Mark McKergow. AiSF1.doc)
For a response from the Solutions Focus perspective by Jenny Clarke at The Solutions Focus website click here.

SOL 2006 Summer University Resources

Pictures and video review from Alan Kay (2MB)

SOL 2006 Conference Resources

SOL 2006 pictures from Klaus Schenck
The SOL 2006 website page of 'remainings' collected by Hans-Peter Korn, including many photos, video and other documentation

SOL 2005 Resources

Vrastislav Strnad and Jan Hesoun: SOL Summer University paper "Organisations as a good story" -(strnad-hesoun.doc)

SOL 2004 Resources

Peter Röhrig, Peter Szabó and Alan Kay plenary session: End with new beginnings in mind - the 'animal groups' (
Jenny Clarke, Kirsten Dierolf, Mark McKergow, Paul Z Jackson: Swarm Intelligence plenary session SOL2004PlenarySwarmIntell.ppt
Alan Kay: SF Roundtable format (What is the SF Roundtable.pdf)
Fletcher Peacock: Solution Focused Communication (solution focused Communication - 2 .pdf)
Felix Hirschbirger: Resourcefulsearch(Resourcefulsearch - Handout.pdf)
Henry Kormulainen, Carina Smeds, Jonas Wells and Anita Karlsson: Sixteen Public and Private Organisations in cooperation (Sixteen orgs.doc)
Günter Lueger: Using Traditional HR tools in a solution focused way (stockholmLueger.ppt)
SOL 2004 post-conference think tank: Souvenir photo by Klaus Schenk (SOL-PostConf.jpg)
Hans-Peter Korn: Solution Focused Newplacements and Outplacements (SF-Newplacement.pdf)
Klaus Schenck: SOLupport Tools (SOLupport tools SOL 2004 Klaus Schenck.pdf)
Klaus Schenck: SOL 2004 photo-story (12MB) (SOL 2004.ppt)

SOL 2003 Resources

SOL 2003 souvenir photo-collage: Thanks to Klaus Schenck (Sol2003.jpg)
Peter Roehrig plenary session: What works in introducing and training SF with organizations (
Peter Szabo: Solutions Focus and the five messages of the Schn.pper (Schnapperli.pdf)
Peter Szabo and Kati Maurer-Hankovsky: Elements of Solution Focused training (Elements.pdf)
Jim Mortensen: Bringing SF to Strategic Planning (Solution Focused Strategic Planning.ppt)
Coert Visser and Gwenda Schlundt Bodien: Solution Focused Competency Management (Gwenda_Coert_2003.doc)
Hans-Peter Korn: The Solution Stage (
Jon Broome: SF Coaching in a hypnotic trance .wrapper. (Trance solutions.ppt)
Tricia Lustig: Appreciative Inquiry, The 4-D Cycle (4DCYCLE-all.ppt)
Robert Buehler: Coachulting (Coachulting Cube.pdf)
Alan Kay: SF as a Strategic Approach to Growing a Business (
Harry Norman: Solution Focused Reflecting Team format hanout (SFRTeamPrimer02.pdf)
Post-conference workshop souvenir photo-collage: Matthias Varga von Kib.d and Insa Sparrer. Thanks to Klaus Schenck (syst@bristol.jpg)

Last updated by Anton Stellamans May 22, 2013.




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