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 2018-2019

Discover what is happening next !



5-10 August 2018 / SOL Retreat

Welcome to our SOL Summer Retreat in Hungary from August 5-10, 2018!


For the 9th time already a group of enthusiastic Solution Focused practitioners are invited to connect, inspire, be inspired and fully energized while learning about SF through friendly open space exchange, relaxing in the summertime, enjoying the peace and calm of a delightful venue.

May we invite you to Rosinante Inn again www.rosinante.hu/en, on a small island in the Danube, 20 kilometers from Budapest, Hungary. We loved this venue during the 2016 Retreat so much that we decided to return to this lovely place with its perfect, flexible workshop spaces, great hospitality and wonderful cuisine. You will enjoy the wellness section of the inn, the quiet of the island in the Danube and the surprise outdoor programs if you choose so. The inn can accommodate just around 30 and will be reserved for us, retreaters.

As for the program:  we’ll keep the well-proven flexible and always surprising open space formula throughout the retreat. For those who have not been yet to a retreat: Do you have creative, innovative, playful SF practices to share? Are you looking for supportive partners for professional ideas you are about to develop? Do you have questions you want to discuss with colleagues who have had vast experience in SF work? Come to the retreat! We all have SF in common, so: trust that the right people will be there to create the right moment so that the right things can happen – in the workshops and in-between them! J

We gather on Sunday August 5th from 3 p.m onwards, have the usual 4 full days’ practical SF work and play, and leave after breakfast on Friday, August 10th

click here for more details


1-3 November 2018 / SolWorld CEE Conference

on November 1. – 3. 2018 in Timisoara.

We are looking forward to welcome you on the 4th SOL CEE conference “DOING MORE WITH LESS EFFORT”

Our aim is to gather leaders, decision makers, project managers, coaches, consultants and trainers to inspire and learn from each other. Some of them will come because they are fascinated to learn a new, resource-oriented, forward-focused way of working. Others will come to share and learn best practices in energizing people, conducting useful interactions and supporting long-lasting change.

More info on our website:  www.solworldcee.org


10 November 2018 / German Chapter

SFiO and friends – German Chapter in Köln

You are welcome to join the German SFiO Chapter in Köln on 10 November 2018!

Das deutschsprachige Chapter von SFIO lädt ein zum persönlichen Treffen und Austausch, für Mitglieder und Praktiker/innen, die an der Anwendung lösungsfokussierter Beratung im Organisationskontext interessiert sind. Das Schwerpunkt-Thema für den Tag und eine Anmeldemöglichkeit wird bald bekannt gegeben.

Contact: Dr. Peter Röhrig

13 November 2018 / Lowlands Chapter

SFiO Lowlands Chapter meeting

You are welcome to join the 4th SFiO Chapter of the Lowlands meeting in Breda on 13 November 2018!

We komen samen op Vraagkracht in de Druivenstraat 65 in 4861 KB Breda om 12:00 met een welkom en verkennen waar jij het graag over wil hebben. Na de broodjeslunch volgt een workshop van een interessante spreker. Na de koffiepauze is er ruimte voor een boeiende intervisie. We ronden af om 18:00.

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


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.


19 November 2018 / London Chapter

The Joy of Sharing

A contributor developed day in London, 12:00-17:45 on 19 November 2018

As last year’s “contributor contributions” event was so successful, we have decided to run another. This is an opportunity for you to learn and share tools, philosophy or any other SF related themes with your peers. We develop the agenda together on the day.


This is open to SF Contributors from the UK and internationally. If you are not a current SFiO contributor, there is a £10 charge (plus booking cost of £1.37 plus VAT, charged by Eventbrite). If sold out of paying tickets and SF Contributor tickets are available, you can become a contributor at www.sfio.org. Lunch and refreshments are not included. Please register here.


We will hold the event in London and will confirm the location nearer the day. Please hold the day in your diary.

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’  Please see available/emerging details here: http://www.solworld.org/events/solworld-conference-2019-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.

The venue is already proven: it was the venue of the 1st SOLworld CEE Conference: Thermal Hotel Visegrad

15 February 2019 / SF Practice – Essex UK

“SFiO News”

NEW! Chapter in the Lowlands

We are glad to announce our newly founded SFiO local Chapter. The Chapter of the Lowlands invites SFiO members and interested practitioners to meetings with a focus on the application of SF in an organisational context. Welcome to the Chapter in the Lowlands … The...

read more

NEW! Global Online Chapter

We are delighted to launch our new Global Online Chapter, with huge thanks to Ewan Muirhead and Andrew Gibson for setting it up! This online chapter is primarily designed to give access to a chapter  for SFiO contributors who are unable to reach their local chapters...

read more

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...

read more