"If I can you Can Too!"
Case study - Solution Focus in the charity sector
Jan 10, 2021
A Global Chapter Meeting with Annette Gray and Peter McLean
Introduced by Andrew Gibson
With this simple premise, lives have been transformed in Australia, thanks to the Can Too Foundation. The Can Too Foundation works with a community of supporters who train their bodies and minds towards a goal event. While they benefit personally from this programme, they also give back to the Foundation through fundraising, and through supporting their fellow trainees. Annette Gray, SFiO Contributor, Australia, presents this workshop, with special guest Peter McLean, CEO of Can Too Foundation.
Annette decided to take on the challenge of a 2.8km open water swim. She had swum in open water before, however never on this scale, never so far from shore, and never as part of a massive community of like-minded and supportive people. In the process of swimming her event, she realised that the Can Too programme included many elements we would recognise as integral to Solution Focused Practice. For example:
The seemingly overwhelming goal is broken down into manageable components, making progress possible; There were lots of people playing different roles as part of a team; The sense of community was present throughout and continues to live on beyond the specific challenge.
As if the story itself isn’t reason enough to watch, the opportunity to extract learning from this film and apply it in or to organisations is exceptional.
If you would like to explore these, and many more amazing takeaways, please take time to view this video. And the latest figure placed on the Can Too Foundation’s fundraising to date? AU$ 23 million.
A great workshop, a great story, and inspiring from start to finish. Thank you, Annette, Peter, and all at Can Too!
Please find the slides Annette showed in this pdf.