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 2017-2018

Discover what is happening next !

 

 

22 February 2017 / NEW! Global Chapter

SFiO Global Chapter online meeting

on Wednesday 22nd February from 18.00 UK/London time.We are delighted to welcome Andrew Gibson on “Help more people and grow your service using SFP”

Here is the information you need to join us.

 

22 March 2017 / SOLWorld online Open Space meeting

I am very happy to announce this next round of SOLWorld online Open Space meeting. We have had two previous meetings which turned out to be a success for those who attended so we try another round:
 
March  22nd @ 19:00-20:30 CET (6-7:30pm UK time)
If you want to join please let us know here: http://doodle.com/poll/z7yuczy5zv3yprvx
If you have a topic you want to bring in may it be a presentation, a case, a curious question or a virtual dance please let me know off-list by mail: mail@jesperchristiansen.com – and I will put together an agenda and announce here on the list before the meetings.
Time can vary depending on topics and the no. of participants.
Thank you Ewan Muirhead for starting this!
See you there?
Best wishes,
Jesper

 

 

6 March 2017 / UK London

SFiO London Chapter meeting

on Monday 6 March 2017 from noon to 6pm at 7-8 Newbury Street, London. We are delighted to welcome Chris Iveson, renowned SF Brief Therapy coach and therapist,  to take part as guest speaker on the topic:

“What can organisational practitioners of SF learn from SF therapists?” This will be a combination of workshop and Q & A with Chris.

Free of Charge and limited to 18 SFiO Contributor places. The Eventbrite link to register.

If you have not renewed your SFiO contribution yet, the link is here. If you know someone to invite to begin contributing, you can join here. For more information, feel free to contact me, John Brooker

 

3 April 2017 / UK North

SFiO Northern Chapter meeting

on Monday 3 April 2017 from 12 noon to 6pm at John Lewis’s new store in Leeds has a Community Hub that is available. Carey Glass is going to host the feature presentation/workshop with the title:

“Working with complex issues in organisations.”

Free of Charge and limited to 24 places. The Eventbrite link will follow.  For more information, feel free to contact me: Andrew Gibson

27-28 April 2017/ Danish SF Conference

For the third time the Danish SF conference will take pace in wonderful Copenhagen on 27-28 April 2017. As usual the conference is a joint venture between EBTA and SOL so no mater in which field you work: No excuse! Come!

Keep an eye on our website to see the program evolve. This year you can also apply for a workshop!

6 May 2017 / German Koeln

SFiO German Chapter meeting

Am 6. Mai 2017 wird Annie Bordeleau aus Münster eine Studie der Forschungsgruppe um Janet Bavelas (Kanada) vorstellen über den Effekt von SF Fragen und interaktiv mit uns daran arbeiten.

Darin geht es um den Zusammenhang, wie bestimmte Fragen die Performanz beeinflussen.Mehr Informationen und Anmeldung ab März auf dem eventbrite-Portal

On 6 May Annie Bordeleau will do an interactive piece on the power of questions, referring to a study by Janet Bavelas and al. at the university of Victoria on questions and how they influence performance.
More information and registration in March

For more information, feel free to contact me, Peter Röhrig

 

17 May 2017 / NEW! Global Chapter

 

SFiO Global Online Chapter

We are pleased to invite you to the second SFiO Global Chapter meeting on Wednesday, 17 May at 13.00 NY time /  10.00 PST / 18.00 BST.

The guest speaker will be Alan Kay on “SF beyond 1-1 coaching – applications your clients / staff will buy and use”

In this webinar we will share examples of how SF can help organizations with the change projects they wish to address. From strategic planning to stakeholder consultation, to silo alignment … all using the SF principals and practices of coaching.

This online chapter is designed to give access to a chapter for SFiO contributors who are unable to reach their local chapters or where there is no local chapter, and of course all SFiO contributors are welcome to join.

For those who are not yet SFiO contributors, you are entitled to join an online chapter meeting to try it out. However, it would be great if you contributed by joining here.

You can register for the event by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/671999572

 

18-19 May 2017/ HESIAN/UKASFP Conference

HESIAN/ UKASFP Conference 2017

Creating New Narratives: The science & art of Solution Focused practice Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2017, Beales Hotel, Hatfield AL10 9NG (just north of London)

Click here for more information.

 

28 May-2 June 2017/ SOL Summer Retreat

SOLWorld Summer Retreat 2017 in Greece

So we invite you to come at our Summer Retreat, that will be organized by Irini NikolaidouRita Klemmayer and Symelia Metridou and will be held at Hotel Helios

There, all SOL Retreaters will meet friends and getting to know new ones, learn together and having a lot of fun and creativity.

Click here for more information.

 

June 2017 / UK London

SFiO London Chapter meeting

in June from noon to 6pm (venue to be determined). We are delighted to welcome Sue Likorish to speak on “Productising SF for organisations”.

For more information, feel free to contact me, John Brooker

 

27 June 2017 / NEW!!! Lowlands Chapter

New SFiO Lowlands Chapter meeting

All Belgian and Dutch SF professionals will be able to meet and exchange in a newly founded Chapter of the Lowlands.

We start our first chapter meeting in Leuven (Prosperdreef 1, 3001 Heverlee) on Tuesday June 27.

We start at 12:00 (allowing you the time to travel) and end at 18:00. A sandwich lunch will be provided. The meetings are free of charge (we ask a small donation for the lunch) and is limited to 20 participants.

Each session will offer a workshop, an opportunity to share your cases and time to network.

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.

Your hosts are: Paut Kromkamp, Liselotte Baeijaert & Anton Stellamans.For more information feel free to contact Anton.

 

30-31 July 2017/ BWS Annual Conference

22-24 September 2017 / SF World Conference

25 September 2017 / Online Chapter Zoom Meeting

SFiO Online Chapter Meeting

This on-line workshop will take place on Monday 25th September.  For participants in the local timezone  the event will start at 6pm local time (Australia, Sydney, NSW) which is GMT+10h.  Duration is scheduled for 1h 45m.

The workshop will be facilitated by Maria Serafim, Director Public Schools NSW in Sydney Australia is a leader of more than 30 educational leaders.  She has been working with them in a solution focused way to bring out the best in their leadership and to help them focus on what matters in their work.

All are welcome so please share widely.  For video-conferencing administration purposes, the number of places is limited to 50 people.  You will need to register with Eventbrite by reserving a free ticket below, and then please copy and paste the link https://zoom.us/j/2600143166 into a document or diary entry so that you can access it to join the meeting.

Your hosts Annette Gray (Australia, agray@growthcoaching.com.au or +612 92018000) and you can contact Andrew Gibson (UK, andrew@businessservicesleeds.co.uk or +44 7808 096170) for assistance.

Register here

14 October 2017 / UK London

SFiO London Chapter meeting

The autumn event will be held on Saturday, 14 October. Saturday is as an experiment to see if people prefer the weekend to weekdays as they seem to do in Germany.

We are delighted to welcome Liselotte Baeijaert from Belgium, discussing the application of SF in organisations. I will confirm the  London venue.

 

11 November 2017 / German Koeln

SFiO German Chapter meeting

Am 11. November 2017 ist Martina Grötschnig aus Graz zu Gast. Sie stellt Ihre lösungsfokussierte Arbeit als interne Organisationsentwicklerin in einer großen Landesbehörde vor mit dem Arbeitstitel:

„Neuausrichtung der Abteilung Soziales,   Arbeit und Integration – Neu? Aus? Richten? Wirkungsvolle Kommunikation in Zeiten der Veränderung!“

On 11 November 2017 Martina Grötschnig from Graz (Austria) will discuss with us her sf work as an internal OD consultant in a large public administration – working title “Effective communication in times of change”.

Anregungen und Themenvorschläge bitte an peter.roehrig@consultcontor.de/ For more information, feel free to contact me, Peter Röhrig

14 November 2017 / NEW!!! Lowlands Chapter

SFiO Lowlands Chapter meeting

All Belgian and Dutch SF professionals will be able to meet and exchange in a newly founded Chapter of the Lowlands.

On Tuesday November 14 we will convene in Breda (Druivenstraat 65, 4816 KB Breda). We start at 12:00 (allowing you the time to travel) and end at 18:00. A sandwich lunch will be provided. The meetings are free of charge (we ask a small donation for the lunch) and is limited to 20 participants.

Each session will offer a workshop, an opportunity to share your cases and time to network.

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.

Your hosts are: Paut Kromkamp, Liselotte Baeijaert & Anton Stellamans.For more information feel free to contact Anton.

 

15-16 June 2018 / World Conference Solution III

“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. •We start our first chapter meeting in Leuven...

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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!   SFiO Global Chapter meeting on Wednesday 22nd February from 18.00 UK/London time. The guest speaker will be Andrew Gibson on “Help...

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22 March 2017 / SOLWorld online Open Space meeting

I am very happy to announce this next round of SOLWorld online Open Space meeting. We have had two previous meetings which turned out to be a success for those who attended so we try another round:   March  22nd @ 19:00-20:30 CET (6-7:30pm UK time) If you want to join...

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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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