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Make more possible!

We are making great progress financing this year’s initiatives. A big thanks to all of you who have made a financial contribution so far!

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SFiO is an international network of solution-focused practitioners which promotes, supports and develops research and applications of Solution Focus in Organisations.

This website accompanies you in your discovery of SF by offering you an overview of SF events worldwide, access to the SF Clues, to the InterAction Collection, and much more. Enjoy staying curious.

Upcoming Events

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SFiO Sunday Fika!

Join us every third Sunday of the month with your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Following the success of ‘Fika the Crisis’ we decided that the community spirit the Fika brings is worth preserving.

SOL Summer Retreat 2021 ‘Nourishing your SF roots’

Join this year’s SOL Summer Retreat ‘Nourishing your SF roots’ taking place from August 2nd till August 6th 2021. It will be combined with the SF24 event!

SFiO online - “Wie werde ich eine bemerkenswerte Führungskraft” 2.Juli 2021

Im Kurz-Workshop mit Barbara Vogel geht es um Entscheidungsprozesse im/mit dem Team

SF Creative Silence Workshops

Anton Stellamans and Jonas Wells are hosting a space, once a month, for SF Creative Silence workshops all through January to June this year. Time spent here has shown itself to be very engaging and very useful - and a lot of fun - so we’d like to continue to offer these spaces during 2021!

SOLWORLD Conference 2021

We would be delighted to welcome you to the SOLworld Conference 2021 in Vienna, Austria. Together, we will have three days full of inspiration, co-creation, learning, acting, observing and reflecting about the impact solutions focus can have on the lives of many in and after such a crisis.

Village In The City with Dr Mark McKergow

Sunday 11 April 2021, 10am-11.30am UK time. How does Solution Focus underpin Village in the City? Learn how SF ideas underpin VITC, used with a novel framework to help you see what’s working, and what isn’t yet, about your neighbourhood.

Featured InterAction Pieces

“Three beautiful SF conversations”

Alex Steele on the piano and Dom on the saxophone take us through an entrancing journey. A journey where you can truly stretch your SF beliefs as never before, as they work with what is there and fully accept the offerings of others to move forward.

“The Masterclass”

A welcome sign on an easel in the entryway near the door reads, Welcome to Masterclass, with Class of Masters below that in smaller print

“Solution focus coaching in sport”

Julia Kalenberg is a Swiss based coach and trainer who predominately works in organisations. Less known about Julia, however is that she also has a long track record as a coach of many succesful professional or semi professional sailors. And that is precisely the focus of this interview: How she uses Solution Focus in sports coaching.

Parkour and SF Collaboration

Wendy Van den Bulck, Cédric Broux & John Brooker Introduced by John Teager Deliberately or otherwise, we all use them all of the time. So how do metaphors open minds and enrich perspective? How do they enhance, amplify and explore a core message by subtly taking a perhaps occasionally closed mind on a wonderful involuntary journey of emerging ideas? Well, allow yourself just an hour of well-earned quiet time to watch this video, and you’ll be amazed at how powerful and thought provoking the use of metaphor can be.

Introduction to Host Leading

Hosted by Leah Davcheva Introduced by Géry Derbier On a beautiful Sunday morning, twenty or so participants set out to explore the metaphor of Host Leadership and its practices. Mark McKergow and Helen Bailey carved out the model of two steps, four positions, and six roles of a Host Leader. With the guidance of host Dr Leah Davcheva, participants constructed ways to use this model to benefit clients and themselves.

“SF language in organisations”

Alan Kay, Cristina Mühl Introduced by John Brooker This Global Chapter meetup, led ably by Cristine Mühl, provides several benefits for change facilitators: Cristine introduced participants to Miro, an online whiteboard programme. The attendees had a stimulating, ad hoc discussion on the difference between complex and complicated problems. Alan Kay shared his long experience of developing and using the ‘kitchen table’ approach to increasing knowledge in a group.

“Jump Now!”

John Brooker Reviewed by Marika Tammeaid ColLab is an interaction blending relationship and task When I learned that John Brooker is writing a new book, I started looking forward to it with confidence and joy. It had already been a while from his last book The Creative Gorilla (2013), and we all had been able to enjoy his fresh, creative, and well-packaged tools in various SF conferences. So, that gave good grounds for anticipating a great book giving food for thought and action for working in SF way with organisations.

“Coaching Supervision”

Supervision for me is a space where you can stop, analyze your work with the help of external support to see things that you would not see on your own. In this article, I share my experience of supervision, offer an overview and present my model so that it can also serve as a support for reflective practice.

Chapters

Chapter of the Lowlands

De Chapter of the Lowlands verenigt alle Nederlandstalige SFiO Contributors.

We komen 2 keer per jaar samen, om beurten in Vlaanderen en Nederland. Er is ruimte voor netwerking, intervisie én we laten ons stimuleren door een interessante spreker. We wisselen af tussen een theoretische bijdrage, een praktische toepassing van SF en inspiratie uit een ander domein.

Chapter SFIO Italia

l “chapter” italiano della SFIO nasce con l’intento di condividere e divulgare l’Approccio focalizzato alle soluzioni nelle organizzazioni. Durante gli incontri che organizziamo diamo spazio a scambio di pratiche, intervisione, contaminazioni da altri approcci, condivisione di articoli e libri, networking.

SFiO Chapitre Français

Les réunions par le Chapiter français SFiO sont destinées à l’échange de pratiques, à l’intervision, au partage d’articles et de livres, au réseautage. La structure et le déroulement de ces réunions incarnent elles-mêmes les principes Solution Focus.

SFiO Chapter Romania

Ideea de a pune bazele unui chapter Solution Focus in Organizations a apărut în cadrul conferinței SOL World CEE 2018. Ca și organizatori ai acestei conferințe și ca și practicieni solution focus, ne-a plăcut mult să lucrăm împreună și am dorit să continuăm să o facem, să ne dezvoltăm și să oferim valoare comunității.

SFiO Chapter UK

The UK SFiO Chapter holds three meetings each year in London and/or in Leeds. We currently focus our meetings around a workshop of around 1.5 to 2 hours in length with some great speakers.

SFiO deutschsprachige Chapter

Herzlich Willkommen bei der deutschsprachigen Sektion (Chapter) von SFiO. Seit 2011 bieten wir einen Raum für persönliche Begegnungen und den Erfahrungsaustausch auf Deutsch.

SFiO Downunder

The SFiO Downunder Chapter was launched in 2020 and offers great opportunities to connect to SF practioners in Australia and New Zealand!

SFiO Global Online Chapter

The Global Online Chapters are a great occasion to connect to SF practioners from all around the world. We host 1-2 online zoom meetings every month, featuring case studies, applications and the now traditional online Fika (coffee break).

SFiO Malaysia

To all SF Practitioners in Malaysia and Asia: Welcome to SFiO Malaysia. Here is where we share and engage with others to create new possibilities as we learn together.

SFiO Suomi Finland

Welcome aboard to our group of solution focused organisation developers. In SFiO Suomi Finland we have live meetings few times a year and a active Facebook group. Connect, share and learn together.

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Annette Gray

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Brian Jennings

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Carey Glass

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Fiona Turner

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