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SOL summer retreat 10th anniversary in Switzerland

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SOL summer retreat 10th anniversary in Switzerland

Time: August 5, 2019 at 3pm to August 10, 2019 at 10am
Location: Family owned small seminar hotel
Street: Moeschberg 7b
City/Town: 3506 Grosshoechstetten
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Phone: +41 31 710 22 22
Event Type: sol, summer, retreat
Organized By: Julia Kalenberg, Christiane Kosub, Ruth Stoffel Kauflin, Tim Newton
Latest Activity: May 29, 2019

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Event Description

Dear SOLWorld Friends,

Welcome to our 10th SOL Summer Retreat in Switzerland from August 5 till 10th 2019

It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our SOL Summer Retreat. It started with a group of 6 enthousiastic SF Practitioners in Switzerland. The mixture of learning, sharing and relaxing together has proven to be successful and very inspiring! It’s one of the best means to fully recharge your batteries!

Following Steve de Shazer’s quote “look at what works and do more of it” we will once again gather with a group of enthusiastic Solution Focused practitioners to connect, inspire, be inspired and fully energized while learning about SF through friendly Open Space exchange, relaxing in the summertime, enjoying the peace and calm of a beautiful venue.

May we invite you to, a family owned small seminar hotel on top of the hill with a stunning view. This place is just perfect with flexible workshop spaces and a large garden. You will enjoy the hospitality, a wonderful tasty cuisine and the quiet of the mountains (with just a few cows grazing around). The inn can accommodate just around 30 people and will be reserved for us, Retreaters.

As for the program:  we’ll keep the well-proven flexible Open Space formula throughout the Retreat. For those who have not been yet to a retreat: Do you have creative, innovative, playful SF practices to share? Are you looking for supportive partners for professional ideas you are about to develop? Do you have questions you want to discuss with colleagues who have had vast experience in SF work? Come to the Retreat! We all have SF in common, so: trust that the right people will be there to create the right moment so that the right things can happen – in the workshops and in-between them!

Also: be quick to register, we expect the event to fill up fast!  So, grab this opportunity to meet your SF friends and colleagues from all over the world and to make new acquaintances in the SF community.


Practical Details

The 2019 Retreat will take place at (near Grosshöchstetten/Bern). (Flights to Basel and Zurich with low cost carriers, public transport to Konolfingen ca. 2 hours, then hotel shuttle).We can host max. 32 persons in single or shared rooms. 

We gather on Monday 5th from 3 pm onwards, have the usual 4 full days’ practical SF work and play, and leave after breakfast on Saturday August 10th.

The fee for the retreat is (VAT included)

740 CHF/person in double rooms (shared bathroom)

845 CHF/person in single rooms (shared bathroom)

855 CHF/person in double room (en suite bathroom)


The invoices will be sent in January 2019 and in Swiss Francs.

The price covers accommodation costs and meals (no travel costs and drinks), the programs and a little farewell-gift.

The rooms will be distributed according to your registration date: first come first served. Registration is complete after receiving your payment.

Since last year again was an exceptionally good experience, the Retreat is now taking on a very strong reputation among SF colleagues. We expect the event to fill up quickly – so better fill in the registration form soon!

You can register by filling in the form on:

Should you have any questions, feel free to ask at:

Looking forward to seeing you in Switzerland


The organising team

Christiane Kosub, Julia Kalenberg, Ruth Stoffel Kauflin and Tim Newton

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Comment by Christiane Kosub on February 13, 2019 at 11:51

Hi all, today the organising team of this year´s summer retreat had a call and we are very happy, that already 26 participants registered. There are only a few places left. Be fast and register, if you want to be part of this outstanding event.  Looking forward to meeting you in Switzerland.

The organising team Christiane, Julia, Ruth, and Tim

Comment by Julia Kalenberg on January 5, 2019 at 11:38

Dear all, just after Christmas Wendy van den Bulck (from last years organising team) and Julia visited the Moeschberg venue in winter. It's just beautiful!! Many of you have already registered, for those who haven't done yet... there are a few places left. Looking forward to your registrations!! The organizing team Christiane, Julia, Ruth and Tim

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