Præsentation af Keynotes

Konferencens hovedtalere er i år tre fagligt velfunderede kvinder, der alle på hver sin måde er solidt forankret i den løsningsfokuserede muld indenfor meget forskellige praksisfelter. 

Keynote: Stop managing Change - Start Doing it!

In this keynote I will explore the "doing of change "- creating, noticing or amplifying small differences through conversations - and maybe other thing? True to SF tradition of examining good practice to arrive at more good practice we will look at the practical side of organization development work and evaluate what has worked well so far for some of us. We will also explore how the philosophy of the original Brief Therapy model can be translated into the disciplines - in particular Positive Organizational Scholarship - could possibly alså be sources of inspiration for SF OD work. 

 Susanne Burgstaller, Østrig

Susanne Burgstaller, Østrig

 Rayya Ghul, England

Rayya Ghul, England

Keynote: Becoming a scientist in your own life

The scientific method involves creating a hypothesis, testing it out and observing what happens. Rayya believes that solution focus helps people to approach life like a scientist, looking realistically at what is happening right now, hypothesising a next small step and then observing what happens a repeating this until they know what works (and can therefore do more of it). This keynote will draw on Rayya's work in mental health as well as her thoughts while writing the self-help-book; Power of the Next Small Step).

Keynote: Challenges, Skills, Habits and Snowballs

If you observe and think carefully about what you observe, you can find a pattern in solution focused work, present from the very start of the tradition: iterative processes. An Iteration is the the act of repeating a process several times to generate a sequence of outcome. In the organizational world this can be in the form of rapid prototyping, testing, refining, testing, while you amplify successes and let failures drop of. Iterative processes has be a part of core practices of SF since early on as described in the ”central philosophy: ”find out what works, and do more of it, find out what doesn’t work, stop, and do something different”. If iterative processes are indeed as central to solution focus as I want to think, and will argue they are, then solution focus has more in common with evolutionary systems biology than it has with post-modern theory. In my talk I will describe the concept of iteration in general, why I have replaced the words problems/solution with the words challenge/skills and finally I will a share a practical way: - the PREPARE-DO-REVIEW-cycle - to use interative processes when working with young adults with ADHD and Asperger. 

 Michael Hjerth, Sverige

Michael Hjerth, Sverige

 Shakya Kumara, England

Shakya Kumara, England

Keynote: Reducing Stress and Boosting Focus with Brief Mindfulness

In this keynote we'll explore:

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Why Brief Mindfulness?
  • The "Approach Mode" of mind, and how it can double creative problem solving ability
  • How both Mindfulness and Solutions Focus have such remarkable effects on the mind
  • Experiencing Mindfulness in action - applying it to a specific stressor, and discovering the difference it makes