Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

May 2010 Blog Posts (13)

7 Ways to Dramatically Improve Stakeholder Consultations Using Solutions Focus

Stakeholder consultations using SF are a powerful way to align communities and create strategy.

Added by Alan Kay on May 31, 2010 at 13:51 — No Comments

A Bird's eye view of SF in Malmo

When I first read on the list about the SF summit in Malmo about the future of SF, I immediately wrote to Björn and asked if I could be included. I knew that they could only host 30 guests and therefore it would be a high profile meeting. I was hesitant to ask since I’m a “baby” in the SF world and said so to…


Added by Stanus Cloete on May 31, 2010 at 6:50 — 8 Comments

Fantasy academic centre game - come and play!

At the recent 'SF summit' gathering in Malmo (see my report at, Gale Miller suggested that we start playing the game of 'fantasy academic centre'.

It works like this: Suppose that someone has given us $10 million to set up an multi-disciplinary academic centre, probably based at a university, to produce excellent and provocative material in support of the 'SF paradigm' - the framework within which our…


Added by Mark McKergow on May 30, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

Finding The Next Steps Towards The Future: How 25 persons started to develop their organisation in half a day.

At the same time when SOL 2010 happened in Bucharest I supported a workshop in Austria - which was one of the reasons why I couldn't attend SOL 2010 (which I regret - especially after having read all those appreciating comments about…


Added by Hans-Peter Korn on May 30, 2010 at 14:46 — No Comments

Using What Works: Combining Solution Focus and Agile in work and personal life

Colinda de Beer recently posted in the SOLUTION-List:

In my job as a software development manager I try to combine Agile and SF wherever I can. I recently started a blog to share what works for me in combining SF and Agile.

You can find it at :…

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on May 22, 2010 at 10:23 — No Comments

for German listeners: "Neue Wege des Lehrens und Lernens" (New ways of teaching and learning)

This lecture is (IMHO) a diamond:

Prof. Dr.Rolf Arnold (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften, Fachgebiet Pädagogik) presents a very inspiring speech about systemic-constructivistic learning with a lot of synergies with SF:

Erwachsene lernen zwar in…

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on May 21, 2010 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Daniele Moyal-Sharrock's papers from SOLWorld 2010

We were honoured to have Professor Daniele Moyal-Sharrock join us in Bucharest as a plenary speaker. Daniele is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and one of the world's leading Wittgenstein scholars. She is also President of the British Wittgenstein Society (

Daniele presented her paper Coming to Language:…


Added by Mark McKergow on May 15, 2010 at 12:21 — 5 Comments

Klaus' SOL 2010 photosouvenir album

Dear Solutionists,

once again I was touched by more aspects of, and encounters during the SOL conference than I could possibly ever try and capture in photographs. Nevertheless I hope some of the events, and people's, spirit reflects in the photos I took.

I am deeply grateful for this - your - spirit.


- Klaus

The whole album can also be accessed via: …


Added by Klaus Schenck on May 13, 2010 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Fluba - the crazy training instrument for dealing with complexity and uncertainity

Dear participants of Bucharest, maybe you just want to start to use immediately this tool we tried out and commented on during the practical plenary on Saturday.

here you can watch Jespers' video on it:

here some infos on it

how to make:

1. put a smaller balloon into a bigger one.

2. press the air with your hand out and put both openings onto a… Continue

Added by Katalin Hankovszky on May 10, 2010 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

My follow up of the SOL World 2010 conference

I wrote all about it on this blog post:
What have I learned at the International conference SOL World 2010, 2010.05.05-08, Ramada Parc Hotel?

Thank you all for the great experience!

Added by Olivian Breda on May 10, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

SOLWorld 2010 conference report

The 2010 SOLWorld conference was held last week in Bucharest, Romania. I have just returned from an exciting, thought-provoking and exhausting few days, and wanted to jot down a few thoughts about it all.

The event was held in two adjoining hotels (the Ramada Parc and Ramada Plaza) – this worked very well, with a big plenary room in one and nice workshops rooms in the other. We met on Wednesday evening for a buffet meal – always so many people to say hello and reconnect…


Added by Mark McKergow on May 10, 2010 at 14:54 — 1 Comment

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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 Aug 22, 2017.

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


Created by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015.

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 Mark McKergow Dec 2, 2022.

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