Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

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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.


Case study - Using the SF Approach to find £1.5 billion savings on HS2 (High Speed Train) Programme UK 4 Replies

Solution Focus Case StudyThe High Speed 2 rail project (HS1 was the Channel Tunnel project) will be Europe's biggest infrastructure project, if it receives government approval to go ahead. As part of…Continue

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Started by John Brooker in SF Success Stories. Last reply by Hans-Peter Korn Mar 28.

Did you know? Facebook and LinkedIn

on Facebook there are several groups where SOLworld is present:Group: SOLworld - Sharing and Building Solution Focused Practice in Organisations…Continue

Started by Katalin Hankovszky in SF practice Feb 16.

Swiss SF-Symposium, Lake Lucerne, May 28./29 2015: Registration is opened (use early bird!)

As this symposium is in German language the following text is in German:Unter dem Titel:"Lösungsorientierte Zukunft: der Dreh zur Vielfalt"widmet sich die 3. Tagung des Netzwerks für…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in Conferences and events Jan 14.

Using a "SolutionStage" for developing a strategy in a big IT company

The challenge:A department specialised on data warehousing with 40 people working there, of an IT service provider with over 2000 employees had to define the future service strategy. In this…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in SF Success Stories Jan 12.

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!Please enjoy: Playing for Change, Episode 101: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! at you are…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

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Sue Haswell is now a member of SOLWorld
Jun 25
Harm Steenhuijsen is now a member of SOLWorld
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Yasuteru Aoki commented on Yasuteru Aoki's event 'J-SOL 8 (The 8th Japanese National Conference for Sharing SF Utilizations)'
"I am sorry, Julia. I made a mistake of deleting your precious message. I just wanted to let you know I appreciated it so much!"
Jun 20
Yasuteru Aoki commented on Yasuteru Aoki's event 'J-SOL 8 (The 8th Japanese National Conference for Sharing SF Utilizations)'
"Wow, what a great compliment, Julia. In our culture the normal way to respond to it is saying, "Oh, no, no, not good enough (for your high standard)." But I would like to say "YES" this time. Thank you, Julia. We give…"
Jun 20
Julia Kalenberg is attending Yasuteru Aoki's event

J-SOL 8 (The 8th Japanese National Conference for Sharing SF Utilizations) at Tokyo, JAPAN

June 20, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Annual local conference for Japanese solutionists to share their success and explore new applications.See More
Jun 20
Ursula Sila-Gasser joined Michael Hjerth's group

SF Brains and science

For everyone intersted in Neuroscience, cogntive science and evolution and its relationship with the solutions focus
Jun 12
Jesper H Christiansen left a comment for Yvonne van Iersel
"Hi Yvonne, There are lots of ways to do so. Maybe it would be easier to have a Skype on your question?"
Jun 11
Yvonne van Iersel left a comment for Jesper H Christiansen
"Jesper, I have a question: I am looking for small interventions you can do on a TedX event. It will be a group of 1000 participants listening to Tedtalks all day. I would like to do some small energizers in between talks, to freshen them up. They…"
Jun 10
Lilly Tímea Toth is now a member of SOLWorld
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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.

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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