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Contributor:

Liselotte Baeijaert

When:

Pre-conference

Feedback – fuel for a learning organisation

Have you ever watched a swarm of starlings dancing above the cities and fields, creating a spectacular harmonious ballet? Swarms fascinate because their movement emerges from the continuous interactions between the birds. Due to their continuous interactions and alignment, a dazzling and ever-changing and perfectly harmonious movement happens before our eyes! This dance is always different and could never have been planned, predicted or organized…

After more than 20 years of work in organizations with the Solution-Focused approach, we discovered a number of interaction and feedback rules that clearly fuel resilience in teams and organizations and resemble the interaction rules in a swarm: 1) don’t collide, 2) attune and adjust 3) keep flying to the safest position.

In our workshop, we will discover, explore and practice how these simple rules can be understood and how Solution Focused feedback can help people flourish, teams succeed and organizations grow!

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive our booklet ‘The art of giving feedback’.

Contributor:

Bianca Bozdog

When:

Conference

Life through a solution focus lens

All of us have come with a purpose on Earth. Some of us know the purpose, some are still searching. During this workshop, students are invited to explore the progress they have made towards their purpose here, next step to be done and to celebrate the achievements.

Participants will walk away from this workshop with:

  • A good inner understanding of their accomplishments in this life
  • A clear sense of purpose for their days / years further
  • At least 3 pathways to follow with the next 2-3 steps identified

Contributor:

Lucia Cărămidariu

When:

Conference

The future perfect of retaining employees in companies

Big troubles with the human resources retention? The things are becoming tougher and tougher? The labour market is creating a very competitive environment? What steps can we do to increase the human resources retention? Let’s make a sharing of ideas about the methods we can use to motivate and retain our employees.

Contributor:

Paul Cărămidariu

When:

Conference

The future perfect of retaining employees in companies

Big troubles with the human resources retention? The things are becoming tougher and tougher? The labour market is creating a very competitive environment? What steps can we do to increase the human resources retention? Let’s make a sharing of ideas about the methods we can use to motivate and retain our employees.


Contributor:

Radu Dumitru

When:

Conference

Coaching in Orange Romania – the beginning of a future story

Coaching in Orange Romania – the beginning of a future story


Contributor:

Andrew Gibson

When:

Conference

Building your own business through word of mouth

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Helping people with Autism make a living with Solution Focused Practice

Building your own business through word of mouth

Andrew has developed a Solution Focused approach to finding more sales which will be particularly helpful to business at all stages of the business lifecycle, and he is happy to share this in a half-day workshop as a pre-conference. The idea is to help people turn the things they do (products and services) into the help they provide for their customers or clients, and the occasions when that help is needed. Following this process then helps to find more people with similar needs, and it is easy to approach these people in a Solution Focused Practice (SFP) way where help is offered when someone needs it. He then looks at how this approach can generate word of mouth referrals, and how to convert those referrals into business, all using SFP as the approach. This workshop will take half a day and is likely to be of great interest to people who are making their living as freelancers, or who are working for companies where they need to grow sales. This is a fantastic application of SFP, and will appeal to the Organisations as it will help them improve their bottom line. For those who attended Andrew’s workshop in Bucharest at SOLCEE 2016, this is an extended version of that workshop which will allow participants time to develop their own SF business generation strategies, and includes a lot more developed thinking since that workshop was last run locally.

Helping people with Autism make a living with Solution Focused Practice

With funding from the RBS/NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund, Specialist Autism Services (UK Charity) delivered a 12-month project supporting their members to explore self-employment and employment using Solution Focused Practice to help members work out their own next steps. This workshop will share the story of the project including:

  • The Skills and Opportunities Fund process;
  • The project design and development;
  • Training and application of SFP to the full SAS team;
  • The development of support for members in workshops and 1:1 sessions;
  • The stories that emerge from the members making progress.

The workshop is Building Bridges to people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and helping people with Autism to Build Bridges to participate in their local economy. We hope to share successful progress made by members towards self-sustainable financial independence.


Contributor:

Mónika Göntér

When:

Conference

First steps in introducing coaching with children in a Hungarian school

Coaching with kids at school? A few years ago this concept was completely unknown to the Hungarian education system. Today, as external coaches, we are coaching children in a primary school. I will show you what are our first experiences, results and challenges we have faced during the coaching of children aged 10 to 14 and how did the project affect the rest of the school.


Contributor:

Katalin Hankovszky

When:

Conference

Lightness and ease as a matter of choice

Lightness and ease as a matter of choice (workshop)

In this workshop, we retell recent examples of change stories, where the clients thought the piece of work they planned was hard, challenging or painful – and it turned out to be a surprise of meaningful time and lightness of change. We:

-revisit 3 stories, let’s call then 1) leadership strategic ‘retreat’, 2) first “teambuilding” but the team doesn’t work, 3) leaderless bunch of great people.

-try out key moments = “methods” of the processes

-identify the ‘SF-ness’ of the work done and use the Clues [LINK] in order to do so.

You:

-take inspiring thoughts (yours) with you to enhance your practice as an internally or externally working SF practitioner and

-refresh you repertoire on allowing lightness in though moments.

SFB(T) 2.0 – our work in progress

Solution Focused work becomes slimmer and more consequent – if we believe Mark McKergow and his smart summary of the tendencies and developments in the field. He consequently describes Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In this SOLtalk I take you for a journey to visit Solution Focused Brief Coaching and Work in Organisations – let’s write history!


Contributor:

Lisa Jacob

A SIMPLE Coach

Lisa will share her experiences of committing to learn Solution Focused coaching, finding the right course and travelling four times from London to Bucharest. Adventures, insights and friendships along with a few surprises.


Contributor:

Julia Kalenberg

When:

Conference

How a german family owned laser technology company adopted SF

In 2012 Manuela Herz and Julia Kalenberg met for the first time at a conference. Manuela was fascinated by two stones which Julia gave to her as a present shortly afterwards. The two stones stand for Julia’s  i-o principle which aims to increase appreciation in our daily lives and in business and is inspired by two questions of Luc Isebaert.  Manuela and her husband Steffen – CEO of the family owned company – wanted to improve teamwork in their management team by introducing SF principles. One year later they had a leadership workshop and developed ideas how to spread the ideas in their teams. During the workshop they talked about their preferred future and imagined to win a price as a very innovative company… and one year later they really won the price. Since then the management team has taken many small steps and created a noticeable SF ripple effect in the company.


Contributor:

Paut Kromkamp

When:

Conference

How a local council turned Solution Focused

Eight years ago, a small pilot team of civil servants, responsible for allocating care for the elderly and people with disabilities, asked Paut to teach them to have solution focused conversations and to use a solution focused reporting format during their house calls. Happy with the results (no more complaints from citizens was one), more and more departments became curious. Since last year an SF stance is officially part of the council mission statement for all departments, from housing to youth care, social benefits and maintenance. In the workshop Paut will share the story of what worked, what hurdles we took, how our ideas developed and what results are apparent to this day. You get a chance to try out our Three Column Form to experience how it can help you have an Solution Focused conversation and write a report that your client is really happy with.


Contributor:

Áron Levendel

When:

Pre-Conference

Room the bloom – Let us have the right meetings!

In this workshop the participants will

1. work on their own meeting “know-how” and

2. learn about best practices about meetings (group coaching, sharing and interactive training parts) and

3. learn about an exciting case study of changing the meeting culture in a financial institution (Fundamenta) in Hungary using the solution focused approach

Following the story line, we will share with you the challenges and ideas we encountered introducing a new meeting culture (e.g. How to create a better meeting culture in a far too busy company?), research results and best practices.

In this highly interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to work on your own issues and goals in terms of meetings as well.

You will leave with new ideas AND clear personal goals, resources and small steps how you can  improve the meetings/meeting culture in your own company.


Contributor:

Klaus Schenck

When:

Conference

SF meets Agile

The www.SOLworld.org introduced Solution Focus („SF“) to organizational development („OD“). The www.agilemanifesto.org (“Agile”) introduced flexibility-in-a-framework first into, then beyond, software development for a growing range of management contexts. Both SF and Agile have surprisingly many aspects in common, and may complement each other well in their differences. In this workshop you are invited to ,first, get to know Agile a little bit, and then enjoy and experiment, in a playful way, with some creative combination of “SF x Agile”: to produce more fun and less regulations, more lightness and less effort, more results and less waste in your life. (Warning: “Agile Solutions” may contain traces of “scales”, “PICCA”, “wishbones”, “LeSS”, creative tensions – and nuts!)


Contributor:

Tegyi Enikő

When:

Pre-conference & Conference

Room the bloom – Let us have the right meetings!

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Conflict! Conflict?

How to retain your presence as a coach in a coaching situation about or involving conflict?

Room the bloom – Let us have the right meetings!

In this workshop the participants will:

1. work on their own meeting “know-how” and

2. learn about best practices about meetings (group coaching, sharing and interactive training parts) and

3. learn about an exciting case study of changing the meeting culture in a financial institution (Fundamenta) in Hungary using the solution focused approach

Following the story line, we will share with you the challenges and ideas we encountered introducing a new meeting culture (e.g. How to create a better meeting culture in a far too busy company?), research results and best practices.

In this highly interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to work on your own issues and goals in terms of meetings as well.

You will leave with new ideas AND clear personal goals, resources and small steps how you can  improve the meetings/meeting culture in your own company.

Conflict! Conflict?

How to retain your presence as a coach in a coaching situation about or involving conflict?

When the client brings a topic about conflict, or when you find yourself in a situation with your client that you consider to be a conflict, there are feelings, emotions set in motion, and you may need all your resilience and your inner power to hold the space and work on.

Some useful, tangible tools may also prove handy – you might as well rely on simple tools “invented” by SF colleagues researching and developing SF internationally for decades. 

In the workshop I offer to:

– share thoughts about what happens in conflicts:, in a way that might be insightful in coaching

– work on your personal relationship to conflicts in the role of the coach, using SF

– to think about when and how conflicts or “conflicts” with the client are actually useful

– try a simple SF tool that has proven useful in coaching clients with conflicts.

Your take-away may be:

  • personal discoveries, higher awareness about yourself in terms of your relationship to coflicts
  • slightly more stability and personal small steps you can try in conflict situations and/or as a coach coaching clients with conflict
  • a handy SF tool useful in coaching conflicts


Contributor:

Bart Tirez

When:

Conference

The principles of innovative work organization, leadership and solution focus: how to start?

Familiehulp is the largest home care service organization in Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Region; employing a workforce of 12 600 people and celebrating its 70 year existence next year. Internal and external challenges are substantial. They want to reinforce and renew the organization. Agility is key; whilst also maintaining a strong “brand” by implementing the principles of innovative work organization. Processes are simplified, responsibilities are placed deeper in the organization within self-organizing teams. They choose shared authentic leadership. The solution focused approach provides them with a conceptual framework and fundamental attitude that encourages them to always assume that, no matter how difficult and challenging a situation may be, there are always sources of strength to be found in employees and in teams, and that these sources of strength can be used to achieve goals. This approach, based on empowerment, ties into the vision behind their care, where they support clients and their client system whilst calling upon their own strengths as much as possible. Additionally, the solution focused approach is widely applicable on micro, meso and macro level.