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August 2010 Blog Posts (10)

The retreat goes on

Savouring my recollections of the SOL Summer Retreat, one of the phrases that lingers in my mind is Paul Z's: "I could live like this". "Me too!", I thought, "yet, the retreat will be over soon." It was Friday…


Added by Anton Stellamans on August 30, 2010 at 8:30 — 5 Comments


As you all can see the title under the potos is not correct. Never the less the pictures give a good impression of the great atmosphere.

Added by Hennie Beelen on August 28, 2010 at 20:18 — 1 Comment

SFCT annual general meeting, 2010

The SFCT board and a number members met near Frankfurt to share succeses, plan forward and have… Continue

Added by Alan Kay on August 28, 2010 at 18:01 — No Comments

Thanks to the group of six!

Dear Eva, Bjorn, Liselotte, Anton, Kati and Jesper,

Thank you all for the fantastic way you organized this retreat. We enjoyed it very much and still have a lot of nice and warm flashbacks. We learned a lot and were also very pleased by the humouris atmosphere.

Overall the high quality of all the participants.

We are sure this will not be the first and only summerretreat. Looking forward to the next meeting.

warm greetings from Hennie and Bert

Added by Hennie Beelen on August 24, 2010 at 21:40 — 4 Comments

Strong Summer Retreat Ripple...

BJörn Johansson caused a very strong ripple during the summer retreat. As we were having dinner, he asked me: why does it seem so simple for people to have conversations about what they want to get, how to make business or how to find health and develop themselves, but rarely have conversations about what they do to contribute to the world or create meaning for… Continue

Added by Liselotte Baeijaert on August 22, 2010 at 12:48 — 13 Comments

The most important thing you need to know if your workshop isn’t working. What to do when you are facilitating or training with an SF approach.

Report of group discussion at SOL summer retreat, Switzerland.

We shared stories of times it was not going so well – from trainings that went slightly off track to open rebellions from individuals or from the whole group.

The SF principle is, of course, ‘If it doesn’t work, do something different’. OK, but what? In radical moments, it may take radical…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on August 20, 2010 at 12:12 — 1 Comment

The Solution Focus applications movement – beyond the theory:

Solutions focus (SF) has been around for 30 years, possibly longer. First, in the world of family therapy and more recently in

organizations. Deeply researched it is an approach to help people find ways to

move beyond things they believe are preventing them from making progress, i.e.,

when they are stuck. One of the unique aspects of SF is that the client is in

charge of the change – the changes they want to make.…


Added by Alan Kay on August 20, 2010 at 11:40 — No Comments

Emergent swarm activity in the mountains

I'm seriously impressed with how the Summer Retreat is unfolding. The Group of Six have created such a fabulous platform as our starting point. The setting is unbelievable, the service great, and the 30-ish community members are co-creating an amazing experience.

So what is contributing to this? So many things...

- The care and attention given to creating a space for our being and doing.

- The gentle structure: opening and…


Added by Sue Lickorish on August 20, 2010 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Making SF more visible in the world - SOL summer report

Alan Kay – SF Applications

Session with Alan Kay facilitating group discussion at SOL summer, Aug 2010

How to expand the reach of SF

How to get stuff out there. Martin Seligman – only talk to the senior people. He succeeds with this, even though one might say that PP has few applications. And many

of those are written for research. Sf is

strong in…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on August 19, 2010 at 9:50 — 1 Comment

Are conversations emergent? Are ALL conversations emergent?

Discussion at the 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Real World Applications, Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton, 21-23 July 2010

Present: Mark McKergow, Ed Olsen, Eileen Conn, Stefanos Michiotis, Martin Reynolds and…


Added by Mark McKergow on August 17, 2010 at 15:48 — 1 Comment

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