What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
A partner in the firm, Bob Faw has been guiding the growth and development of organizations and individuals with results-driven facilitation since 1988. His programs increase team synergy, interpersonal skills and enhance connections and mutual trust. All of his trainings incorporate the powerful modality of experiential learning.
Mr. Faw facilitates improvement processes with business, non-profit and government organizations to increase organizational, team and individual effectiveness. His trainings utilize current theories of organizational development, leadership development, team development, etc., and provide a setting where the relevant skills are developed through practice. His clients are led through the process of learning how to use these skills in their professional lives. His trainings can combine outdoor “experiential-learning” exercises when appropriate.
Specifically Mr. Faw facilitates Change Management, Conflict Management, Leadership Development, Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, Personality Style Assessment, and Team Development.
Bob Faw is a practioner of the Solution-Focus Approach.
Solutions Focus Approach Overview:
There is tremendous power gained by focusing our thoughts, words and actions on results in which we, our teams, and our organizations flourish. This addresses one of the biggest challenges facing leaders and teams – our bodies’ natural responses to conflict. The human body has complex protective mechanisms that help us survive many threats. Our body’s limbic system reacts with the “fight, flight or freeze” response that can cause tremendous problems such as resistance to change; black and white thinking; us versus them mentalities; silo behavior; and unhealthy competition.
Many conflict management approaches push hard on people and actually worsen the fight, flight and freeze responses. The Solution-Focus Approach, however, is designed to work elegantly and simply to leverage the way our bodies work. The Solution-Focus Approach uses positive language and communication to soothe the limbic system and to create mental images that guide and energize us towards positive change.
The Solution-Focus Approach helps leaders and teams focus on common goals, find alignment in behaviors, and motivate to new levels of team performance.
Mr. Faw has been trained in the following organizational development methodologies:
* Whole System Transformation, Kathleen Dannemiller, 2002
* Whole Scale Change, Kathleen Dannemiller, 2000
* Appreciative Inquiry, David Cooperrider, 2000
* Process Consultation, Edgar Schein, 1995
* Transforming Organizational Cultures, Edith & Charles Seashore, 1996
* The Human Element in Organizations, Will Schutz, 1995
* Creating Great Groups, Dr. Warren Bennis, 1998
* The Art of Mediation, Kenneth Cloke, 1997
* Transformation Through Conflict, Kenneth Cloke, 1999
* Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation, Program on Negotiation at
* Harvard Law School, 2000
* DiSC Profile, Inscape Learning Systems, 2000
For more information about our client list and services please go to oGrowth.com.
Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your invitation to be your friend. Thank you also for the great time we could spend in Budapest and for your interesting workshop. I hope you had a good journey back home. Best wishes and a big hug, Manuela
I'm glad to have met you at Balatonfüred and it was great to meet your girlfriend Susi (written correctly?) later in Budapest. Thank you also for the interesting workshop about worth/price ... I will surely think about that.
Hope to see you soon - maybe at Fontana Passugg this summer??
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