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Events

The Solution Focus international and local communities organise many fascinating opportunities to meet and learn about SF throughout the year. Here you find the events that enhance the practice of SF in organisations.

If you are interested in adding an event, please contact us at zoom@sfio.org

Upcoming Events

SOL World Conference 2025

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the next SOLWorld conference! Mark your calendars for May 15-17, 2025, and prepare to join us in the picturesque and historical town of Mechelen, Belgium. Nestled between Brussels and Antwerp, Mechelen is easily accessible by train or plane. Our conference will take place in a 17th century monastery, recently transformed into a beautiful library and conference center.

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SFiO Fika 2024!

Solution Focus in Organisations Fikas 2024. An opportunity to learn while enjoying time with Solution Focused friends and they take place every third Sunday of the month.

SF Creative Silence Workshop

Inspired by stories of people getting together silently to read, write and think while learning, Anton Stellamans (Belgium) and Jonas Wells (Sweden) are offering spaces for engaging with the most important resource available to us – you and your resources.

SFiO - Asia Book Reading & Application of Coaching a-z

Don’t miss out on our 2024 Asia Book Reading Session! Come and join us the master coahing discussion to elevate your conversation skills. Starting on 28 Mar, 25 Apr, 30 May, 27 Jun, 25 Jul, 28 Aug, 26 Sep, 24 Oct, 28 Nov 2024 from 8pm - 930pm on Zoom

Past Events

SF24/2024 – Building Hope, Empowering Change

We’re delighted by your interest in the SF24 Conference, thank you. We have taken the decision to move SF24 to 3rd May 2024, to coincide with World SF Day.

SF World Day - Feest van de meerstemmigheid

Ons land telt verrassend veel mensen die, net als jij, dag in dag uit Oplossingsgericht aan de slag gaan. Ter gelegenheid van SF World Day nodigen de VVDO, SFiO en SOLWorld jou van harte uit om dit bloeiende netwerk van Oplossingsgerichte professionals mee zichtbaar te maken.

Solution Focus Support Group

Are you looking for a buddy to fuel your energy to finish a project, keeping you motivated and inspired? You will love the SF Support Group. Join us on the 23 April!

Solution-Focus Meets Sociocracy

Meet up on 25 April 2024, Agility is the leaders, individuals, teams, and organisations. It is the ability to dynamically sense and respond to changes in the (business) environment with actions that are focused, fast and flexible.

SOL Unconference 2024

You are very welcome to join us on 14-16 April if you wish to explore, in an “Open Space” format, how Solution Focus can facilitate conversations for sustainable change, we invite you to the beautiful and sustainable retreat centre “Land aan Zee” in the Netherlands.

Lowlands Chapter Meeting

Culturele sector als aantrekkelijke werkgever - KVS en SFIO nodigen je uit te Brussel op een inspirerend netwerk event voor iedereen die graag oplossingsgericht werkt in organisaties.

Creating a company-wide solution-focused culture - A systems approach

On 16 January at 18:00 CET. Lance will facilitate a workshop that focuses on a systems approach to skill building that empowers organisational staff to bring solution-focused (SF) principles to their client outcomes, creating a company-wide SF culture.

SF Creative Silence Workshop

Inspired by stories of people getting together silently to read, write and think while learning, Anton Stellamans (Belgium) and Jonas Wells (Sweden) are offering spaces for engaging with the most important resource available to us – you and your resources.

SFiO Deutschsprachiges Chapter

Praktiker-Erfahrungsaustausch am 16.9.23. Nach 3 Jahren online treffen wir uns endlich wieder zum persönlichen Austausch in Köln!

The elegant art of noticing

On 25 October at 18:00 CET. Wim first presented this session at SOLWorld Vienna. The SFiO InterAction editors received so many positive reviews about this session we asked Wim to repeat it online. In this session you will learn to train your ‘noticing muscle’ to become even more skillful and resourceful in it. We’ll have dialogues, share stories, and explore a world of possibilities … just by noticing.

Transformational Leadership Programmes - Shaping the future in the very moment

What if we coach without the idea of past and future, but only in the present moment? On September 19th, Annie Bordeleau and Monica Martin will guide you into a very different SF experiment.

Building Bridges for Change 2023

Join this wonderful event for young leaders from 12-17 September 2023! “Solution Focus Cooperation for Young Professionals with a Purpose. We’ve worked hard to put together an unforgettable week for you. Explore the site for all the information you need, and if you have any questions, let us know.”

How a hospital in Singapore has embraced SF to improve patient experience

What if change is possible where you are, with what you have? On 4 September at 13:00 CET and 7:00pm SGT, Kenneth Kwan shares an amazing piece of work which he lead in a large public hospital. Leading change has always been challenging and many people see that change is only possible from Top Down. But what if change is possible from the bottom up as well?

12 years of Solution Focus supporting a systems change in local government

A story of how Barneveld local council has used SF over 13 years, experiencing high customer satisfaction and cheaper provision of services. Wed, 31 May 2023 10:00 - 11:30 PDT

2023 Sol World Conference in Vienna

We would be delighted to welcome you to the SOLworld Conference 2023 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.

Australian 2023 SF Conference

We are coming together on 7th 8th and 9th July 2023 and, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, the conference will be held in Brisbane at the Kelvin Grove campus in the KG Village area. For those who know the area there are great accommodation and eating options available in walking distance so it will be an easy and relaxing place to get together.

SFiO Fika

Join us every third Sunday of the month with your coffee, tea or hot chocolate for a does of light hearted conversation and learning about SF.

Solution-Focus in Organisations - Agile, Fluid and Fun

Our best hopes from this Meetup group are to facilitate mutual learning about what we all can do to make organisational change fast, fluid and fun by using the Solution-Focused approach.

Solution-Focus in Schools

Please join us for our next Solution Focused in Schools Gathering on February 3rd 2023 for an exciting shared learning opportunity; Maintaining Relational Harmony in Schools - Tara Gretton and Vicky Essebag

German Chapter Meeting - Searching & Learning

Am 4. November von 15:00 bis 18:00 Uhr geht es im Workshop „Searching & Learning“ mit Bärbel Hess um Suchbewegungen in der Begleitung von Organisationsentwicklungsprojekten. Weitere Informationen und verbindliche Anmeldung:

SOL Retreat

The Retreat will start on Monday, August 8nd 2022 at 19:00 CET and end on Friday, August 12th, 17:30 CET. Attendance at the Retreat is FREE. You cover any travel and accommodation costs that you decide to include in your Retreat arrangements.

SF24/22 – Building Hope, Empowering Change

A FREE Global-Spanning Conference – 4th & 5th August 2022

A Chapter with the Author - Haesun Moon interviewed about Coaching A-Z

On Thursday, 23 June 2022 at 11:00 EDT (7:00 Sydney Time). This is your chance to hear an interview with Haesun about her book, her favourite and most memorable chapters and her answers to your questions.

SOL DACH 2022 - Fit im Lösungsfokus

Die SOLWorldDACH 2022 findet als Freiburger Impulstage vom 12.-14. Mai 2022 in Freiburg im Breisgau statt.

Chinese Chapter Meeting

欢迎参加“组织中的焦点解决(SFiO)”中国社群的活动!请于上海时间3月31日19:00加入我们。

Global Chapter - The Brain and the Impact of Solution Focus Questions

On Tuesday, 29 March 2022 at 17:00 CET. Join to discover what happens in the brain when we ask a solution-focused question? and how might this knowledge influence organisations?

German Chapter Meeting - Kollegialer Beratung

Am 11. März werden wir von 15:00 bis 18:00 Uhr verschiedene Formate kollegialer Beratung erproben und reflektieren

Solution Focused Leadership Summit

On 29-31 October 2021, SF experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics. Whether you’re focused on managing change, building culture, enhancing motivation, goal attainment, strengthening engagement, coaching skills or increasing business agility, we’ve got you covered.

Using the SF Strategy Canvas to Align Collaborators

On 18 October 2021, Rod Sherwin will host a conversation about how practitioners have used the SF Strategy Canvas in different contexts and what useful ideas people have gained from its application. Even if you’re new to the SF Strategy Canvas, you can learn from those who put it to practical use.

SOLWORLD Conference 2021 - Now Online

On 13 September, 2021, Chris Corrigan will host our SFiO Global Chapter Meeting and explore how the Cynefin framework can help you understand complexity and tackle complex problems.

SOL Summer Retreat 2021 - Nourishing your SF Roots to engable your SF flourishing.

We are delighted to announce that the 12th SOL Summer Retreat will take place on 2nd – 6th August 2021.

Mistä tekemisestä saat energiaa ja hyvää tuulta?

21 #ratkes vinkkiä #koronan keskelle - Tästä se lähtee Kiitos Lari Karreinen Heli Reinivuo & muut Solution Focus in Organisations (SFiO) Suomi Finland kollegat ihanasta ideasta ja sen nopeasta käytäntöön viemisestä❣️ Vaihtoehto jaksaa, jaksaa -puheelle It has been a tiring corona year for many and the crises continues. In order to provide a SF alternative to the present public discussion of ‘hang on and hold out’ tone, we publish in four social media chanels one SF question a day.

Co-creation Experiment – How can Solution Focus shape self-organisation?

What happens if you bring together different people interested in SF or self-organisation or both? Let’s find out!

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

9de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands bijeenkomst!

We zijn erg blij om je te verwelkomen op de negende bijeenkomst van de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands. Ook dit keer zullen we online samenkomen. Tue, June 22, 2021 / 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM CEST

9de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands bijeenkomst!

We zijn erg blij om je te verwelkomen op de negende bijeenkomst van de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands. Ook dit keer zullen we online samenkomen. Tue, June 22, 2021 / 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM CEST

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 - Now Online

On June 11th 2021, we plan for a one-day online event. We envision a mix of talks, lightning talks (about 10 minutes), interactive workshops, book presentations, research presentations as well as a colourful and lively Open Space for all the topics that arise spontaneously. Be our guest .

Empowering People for Successful Change - with Susanne Burgstaller

People-Centric SF Change Patterns to Engage People in Organisational Change on 6th June 2021 at 11:00 – 12:30 CEST

2021 SFiO Downunder - How can transformation happen fast and with lightness?

A Case Study on an Agile (and Solution Focused) Transformation - a Global Chapter hosted by Annette Gray of the DownUnder Chapter TUESDAY 25 MAY from 11:00-12:30 CEST

SF DAY!!! SFiO Improvised Fika

Join us on MONDAY 3 MAY 2021 to connect and celebrate the start (or end) of this year’s SF World day.

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.

SFiO German Chapter - “Better decision making” am 19. März 2021

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

Host Leading: Taking a Practical New View on Leadership with Leah Davcheva

You will explore the metaphor and practices of Host Leadership and discover ways to use them on Sun, 7 March 2021 from 11:00 – 12:30 CET

2021 SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Bootcamp

New dates! Join us for 3rd SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Summer Bootcamp 3 which will be held on THURSDAY, 4 March from 9:30-11:30 NSW (Sydney Time)

Watch party - JUSTICE With a Solution-Focused Approach

Join our solution-focused community to watch a video and discuss the topic “(Restorative) JUSTICE With a Solution-Focused Approach”.

Coaching Clinic 教练演习会

Upscale your coaching skills by means of practice and support for a Community of Practitioners.

SFiO Global Chapter - Change Facilitator in Organisations on 31 January 2021

How can we use the SF framework and language we’ve learned about therapy and coaching in organizations? Led by Alan Kay and Cristina Muehl

职场抗疫:教练出好实力!

新冠肺炎疫情下的求职环境充满挑战,前景不明朗,加上后疫情时代的职场新趋势,让在职人士乱了阵脚?! 作为职场教练,您会如何提问协助客户提高就业实力,开启后疫情时代的职场生涯

Teaming for Results

Our first event for the year, 2021. All are welcomed to attend. We planned for two sessions to cater to participants from Europe and India. Hope this helps to get us to a good start for 2021.

2021 SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Bootcamp

New date! Join us for 2nd SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Summer Bootcamp 2 which will be held on FRIDAY 29 JAN from 0930-1130 EST

SF24 Watch Party

Join our solution-focused community to watch a video and discuss the topic “SF and Risk Management” on 7 January 2021

German Chapter Meetings 2017

Unter dem Motto „SFiO und Freunde“ lädt das deutschsprachige Chapter ein zum persönlichen Treffen und Austausch, für Mitglieder und Praktiker/innen, die an der Anwendung lösungsfokussierter Beratung im Organisationskontext interessiert sind.

SFiO Chapter Malaysia - Next Generation of Leadership Coaching

Join us on January 17th, 2020: SFiO Chapter in Kuala Lumpur. How does the Next Generation of Leadership Coaching look like in 2020? This event is launching the New SFiO Chapter in Kuala Lumpur!

SOL DACH 2020

Join us on January 17-18, 2020: SOLWORLDDACH 2020 in Frankfurt am Main . Wir freuen uns auf eine Open-Space-Konferenz! Euer Organisationsteam: Kirsten Dierolf, Frank Gollas, Stefan Kreil und Joachim Norf.

SFiO Global Chapter : “User’s Guide to the Future”

How can I use the “User’s guide to the future” as a coaching tool? SFiO Global Chapter Meeting with Mark McKergow and Peter Röhrig

SF Trainers' Conference 2020

Join the the SF trainers' conference on 7 & 8 March 2020 in Frankfurt Germany This is a very simple Open Space conference and is only for people who currently train others in Solution Focused Practice or for those who have trained others in Solution Focused Practice, including organisational work.

SOL Summer Retreat 2020

The venue and format for this year’s retreat have been chosen to support a small group spending time together in a beautiful and remote location near London in basic accommodation

fremtiden:live 2020

On May 28, 2020 is the Fremtiden:live Conference This fremtiden:live 3 (future:live 3) conference is a half-day conference with a focus on conflict management in organisations for leaders. The conference is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Workshops and presentations will be in English.

Solution Focused Design Thinking with Stephanie Hammer

How you can use Solution Focus in Design Thinking

SFiO German Chapter - Begleitung agiler Transformation am 3. Dezember 2020

Begleitung von Mitarbeitenden, Ulrike Blumenschein und Manuela Peter im Spannungsfeld zwischen alter und neuer Organisation - agile Transformation bei der DBSystel

SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Summer Bootcamp

Join us for the launch of SFiO Downunder at the Solution Focused Summer Bootcamp

10ste SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands bijeenkomst!

We zijn erg blij om je te verwelkomen op een bijzondere achtste bijeenkomst van de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands. Datum 26 januari 2022.

Building community in a crisis - Cristian Boldisteanu from SFiO Romania

Join us for the story of a group of Romanian Solution Focus coaches that volunteered their time during the Covid-19 pandemic to support people impacted by the situation. Cristian Boldișteanu, the project’s lead, and one of the Romanian chapter heads will present the story. We invite you to connect, explore, brainstorm, and reflect on how organizing projects in your local chapters and communities can bring people together and spread the SF approach.

Lead Projects More Effectively in A VUCA Environment with Solution Focus

Douglas will share his experience of working in an increasingly VUCA environment using Solution Focus.

What Can We Learn From Solution Focused Children?

Experimenting through shared experience An SFiO Global Chapter with Anna-Julia Szabo