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 Online InterAction journal, and much more.  Enjoy staying curious.

Solution Focus Calendar 2019


What SF events are happening this year around the globe?

15 February 2019 / SF Practice – Essex UK

13 April 2019 / Italian Chapter Meeting

Italian Chapter Meeting: Feedback & Solution Focus

on April 13, in Milano

Il tema del secondo incontro del capitolo italiano della SFIO sarà una riflessione sul feedback “orientato alla soluzione”:

– Come possiamo fornire un feedback efficace, di valore, che sia realmente di supporto e nel contempo mantenere inalterata la motivazione di chi lo riceve?

– Cosa cambierebbe se i feedback venissero dati in forma “Solution focus”?

Incontriamoci e parliamone a Milano sabato 13 aprile alle 10:00, presso Business Lounge, Viale Gran Sasso, 11 – 20131 Milano

Tre ore per riflettere insieme, attraverso la lente dell’approccio focalizzato alle soluzioni, su un modo completamente diverso di dare e ricevere feedback, più efficace e più motivante. Al fine di coprire i costi organizzativi, la partecipazione prevede una quota di 22€. Ecco il link per eventbrite https://bit.ly/2FbkdgL

Ti aspettiamo, Carlo, Chris e Marco

15 April 2019 / SFP Northern Chapter

Solution Focused meets Service Design

The meeting will be held at 1pm on Monday 15th March 2019 and will finish by 5pm.  We will start our workshop at 1:30pm. in Leeds, UK. Click here for more info

Event Details:  The event is supported by both the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice
(www.ukasfp.org) and the Association for Solution
Focused in Organisations (http://sfio.org/). The best hopes for our meeting
is that we continue to develop a network of SF Practitioners and enthusiasts in
our area, and I would be grateful if you would share this invitation with
anyone you think would be interested, copying me for information.

The idea of this event is that anyone who is interested in SFP can meet with
likeminded souls for mutual education, information and the sharing of ideas
and support.

Lunch will NOT be provided, nor will refreshments.  We will take regular breaks and avail of the cafe facilities next to our meeting room, and you can bring your own food and drink into the room if you wish. This meeting room is provided free of charge for community projects, hence my request that we use the cafe for refreshments and food.

We will meet in the Community Hub which is on the Fourth Floor of John Lewis’s new department store in Victoria Gate, Leeds.

23 April 2019 / Lowlands Chapter

SFiO Lowlands Chapter meeting

We zijn erg blij om je te verwelkomen op de vijfde bijeenkomst van de SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands. Net als SFiO willen we bijdragen tot het verpreiden van Solution Focus binnen organisaties. Het Chapter wil een forum creëren waarin we inspiratie kunnen opdoen en leren van

elkaar. Alternerend komen we samen in België en Nederland.

Locatie: Op 25 april 2019 komen we samen op Ilfaro, Prosperdreef 1, 3001 Heverlee, België.

Inschrijving: Deze sessies staan open voor SFiO leden (SFiO contributer ticket). Enkele plaatsen reserveren we voor niet leden die graag eens komen proeven voor ze zich lid maken van SFiO (SFiO kennismakingsticket). Contacteer dan eerst Anton via mail.

Lid worden van SFiO
Je kan je ook meteen lid maken van SFiO. Je kan zelf je bijdrage bepalen. Vanaf 25£.

We kijken ernaar uit om jullie te ontmoeten,
Paut Kromkamp, Liselotte Baeijaert & Anton Stellamans

SFiO contributors (members) can register via eventbrite. If you are not an SFiO contributor yet, but wish to try it out first, contact Anton via email.

3 May 2019 / SF World Day

To underline this special day, SFiO is hosting an online SFiO ‘coffee machine chat’ from 0900 – 1300 UK time. John Brooker, Annie Bordeleau and other members of the SFiO community will be there to greet you and we invite you to come along for as long or as short a time as you like.

The link to the event is here and we will send out reminders before the day.

It is informal, unplanned and intended to be a fun and energising coffee machine chat with SF friends around the globe, like a break at a SOL conference on a sunny day. Bring along your favourite drink suited to your time of day and take the opportunity to discuss what’s working well in your life (not politics! :), and all matters of SF in organisations. Online hugging is encouraged. This event is open to all, so feel free to invite SF friends and colleagues. Our Best Hope is to see you there!

23-26 May 2019 / SolWorld Conference in Hungary

on 23rd-26th of May 2019 in Visegrád, Hungary.

The good old wide community ‘SOLworld – Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations’ announces an annual conference again, called ‘SIGNS OF PROGRESS’ .

We are counting on your contributions, sharing of your practice.visibility of SF in the scientific world.  Some focus areas will be:

  • our communities of practice and how they change and develop
  • position of SF approach among the possibilities for supporting desired change in organisations
  • our communities of practice and how they change and develop

We reach out and seek cooperation with all associations and professional groups putting forward SF work in the context of organisations.

Website and Registration

5-10 August 2019 / SOL Retreat

10th SOL Summer Retreat in Switzerland

From August 5 till 10th 2019!

Dear SOLWorld Friends,

It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our SOL Summer Retreat. It started with a group of 6 enthousiastic SF Practitioners in Switzerland. The mixture of learning, sharing and relaxing together has proven to be successful and very inspiring! It’s one of the best means to fully recharge your batteries!

Practical Details
The 2019 Retreat will take place at www.moeschberg.ch (near Grosshöchstetten/Bern). (Flights to Basel and Zurich with low cost carriers, public transport to Konolfingen ca. 2 hours, then hotel shuttle).We can host max. 32 persons in single or shared rooms.
We gather on Monday 5th from 3 pm onwards, have the usual 4 full days’ practical SF work and play, and leave after breakfast on Saturday August 10th.

Click here for more information

The organising team
Christiane Kosub, Julia Kalenberg, Ruth Stoffel Kauflin and Tim Newton

6-7 December 2019 / SFiO Unconference

SFiO Unconference: ‘SF use in Large Scale Contexts’

Due to the interest in the topic, we will run an SFiO Unconference on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December 2019, in Leuven, Belgium. This event is reserved for SFiO contributors only, with a maximum number of attendees of 35.

We are delighted that Marika Tammeaid and other ‘SF in Large Scale Contexts’ practitioners will be joining us in Leuven.

You are invited to register your interest by clicking on the Eventbrite button immediately below, where you will find fuller details including indicative costs.

Click here to register your interest for the Unconference.

17-18 January 2020 / SOL DACH

Am 17. und 18. Januar 2020 findet die nächste SOLworldDACH in Frankfurt am Main statt!


Wir freuen uns auf eine Open-Space-Konferenz, wo wir unsere:

  • Ideen austauschen
  • Methodenvielfalt erhöhen
  • über erfolgreiche Projekte berichten
  • theoretische Überlegungen teilen

und vieles mehr!

Euer Organisationsteam:
Kirsten Dierolf, Frank Gollas, Stefan Kreil und Joachim Norf

Click here for more information

SF Trainers Conference

Registration for the SF trainers’ conference is now open:

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.

The venue is Hoffmanns Höfe in Frankfurt, an integrative hotel right in the middle of town. It is 12 minutes from Frankfurt railway station and 20 minutes by bus from Frankfurt international airport. 30 hotel rooms are reserved.

Frankfurt can get busy, so let them know you want a hotel room as soon as you register for the conference: info@hoffmanns-hoefe.de

Click here for more information

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6-7 December 2019 / SFiO Unconference

SFiO Unconference: ‘SF use in Large Scale Contexts’ Due to the interest in the topic, we will run an SFiO Unconference on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December 2019, in Leuven, Belgium. This event is reserved for SFiO contributors only, with a maximum number of...

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Your wish to contribute in other ways:

If you wish to contribute in other ways to SFiO, please see the list of suggestions here below and contact us with your ideas on how you would like to support the growth an quality of Solution Focus in Organisations this year: Run a Chapter session: You are interested...

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