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.


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.

Summer retreat in Hungary in 2016 July?

SF people from Slovakia, Romania and Hungary would like to invite you to a Central European Summer retreat again in July 2016: most probably to an island in the Danube, close to Budapest, in the…Continue

Started by Eniko Tegyi in Conferences and events Dec 10, 2014.

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Katalin Hankovszky posted a video
Feb 23
Gesa Niggemann left a comment for Marianne Geurts
"Dear Marianne, hope you are well and hope you remember me from the SOL conference?! Sue Lickorish connected me to a small training institute in the UK because they needed someone to deliver a leadership training  called „Essential…"
Feb 22
Paul Z Jackson commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus
"Thanks for the comments Zarine and Kati.  I've dipped into IG of Work but not read it all."
Feb 20
Zarine Jacob commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus
"Hi Paul, somehow I dropped off the SOL list & somehow miraculously I'm getting posts again :) and your post caught my eye. Very interesting. I have trained with Tim over 2 yrs and what really works well for me is his critical variables…"
Feb 19
Katalin Hankovszky is attending Dominik Godat's event

SOLworldDACH-Konferenz 2015 at Ramada, Bad Soden (in der Nähe von Frankfurt)

May 29, 2015 to May 30, 2015
The second regional German-speaking SOLworld-Conference!Weiter geDACHtZum zweiten Mal gibt es die internationale SOLworld Konferenz zum Austausch über lösungsfokussiertes Arbeiten in Organisationen auf Deutsch. Die Konferenz ist von und für Menschen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (DACH). Wir freuen uns darauf. dass bei unserer zweiten Konferenz fleißig weitergeDACHt und weitergemacht wirdDie Konferenz findet 2015 vom 29. Mai 2015 ca. 12:00 bis zum 30. Mai ca.18:00 in Bad Soden in…See More
Feb 18
Katalin Hankovszky commented on Paul Z Jackson's group SF Leadership
""Waiting for the right moment is vital part of hosting and leadership" worth (re)reading: Mark McKergow's Host Leadership"
Feb 18
Katalin Hankovszky joined Paul Z Jackson's group

SF Leadership

Applying solutions focus to leadership
Feb 18
Profile IconAgneta Castenberg and Katalin Hankovszky are attending Jesper H Christiansen's event

1st Danish SF conference supported by SOL & EBTA at Kosmopol, Copenhagen

May 8, 2015 all day
This is the first ever danish solution-focused conference.And as fare as we know the first one to be supported by both SOLWorld and EBTA!Language will be both Danish and English (and occasionally Swedish) with translation.Please visit the website for more information about presenters and workshop holders.See More
Feb 18
Paul Z Jackson posted a blog post

SF and the new politics of Syriza in Greece

What can we say about politics from a solution-focused viewpoint?  I know several SF practitioners have been considering that question for a while, and it was on Fania Pallikarakis's mind when she interviewed me recently for her article in the Huffington Post. Here's the interview. FP           Do you believe that SF ideas could apply in a political setting?PZJ         Solutions Focus is the direct route to positive change. The approach is founded on getting the best out of people, using their…See More
Feb 17
Fania Pallikarakis posted a blog post

Solution-focused politics; the case of Syriza

Dear All,Last week at the SOLworld CEE in Budapest, I met Paul Z. Jackson and we discussed how Solution Focus may apply into a political context. The outcome was published in Huffington Post Greece. You can find the English version of the interview on my website, here: you want to find out more about two works that brought…See More
Feb 17
Katalin Hankovszky left a comment for Ian Peatey
"Hi Ian and welcome to this site. hope you'll like this quite but inspiring life here :)"
Feb 17
Profile IconIan Peatey and Ronald Warnecke joined SOLWorld
Feb 17

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Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

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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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