Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
I just read a book about Appreciative Inquiry in Dutch and Belgum organizations. In my opinion the method is rich and so much SF. What surpised me a lot is that they don't mention SF and their founders at all! Is that the same in other books about AI?
I am curious about your opinion about AI
and about people who work witch this method who wants to share their experiences here!
Hi Jolien, I discovered SF through Appreciative Inquiry. I am an AI practitioner based in France. I have been trained by NTL trainers and a friend of mine talked about solution focus (David Shaked in the UK). I red some books about it and I think SF and AI are cousins or may be brothers and sisters. They do have the same DNA for me (I know much better AI than SF for know) but my feelings tell me that they can go nicely together. I am like Jacky Kelm very new to that field and wish to discover more. I have bought quite a number of books and am starting reading them.
PS : Hi Jacky the Liverpool Appreciative Living has been great !!!
I embrace your idea about "brother- and sisterhood". Let's cooperate instead of searching for differences. In the nuances we discover our personal style in working with it. For me is the yearly SOL conference a fantastic place for inspiration, learning and meeting wonderful people. See for an impression of last year http://ning.it/QfFvxB
The forum has mostly moved to Facebook. http://ning.it/QfFKst.
Great to keep in touch!