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Building Bridges for Change 2021

Solution Focus Cooperation for
Young Professionals with a Purpose

We’ve worked hard to put together an unforgettable week for you. Explore the site for all the information you need, and if you have any questions, let us know.


Are you convinced that:

  • we can make the world a better place?

  • working together is the key to change?

  • creating change can be stimulating and uplifting?

  • differences should be embraced?


Do you

  • have a longing for rapid and easy progress? 

  • long to feel more recognized and appreciated for the work you do?

  • sometimes feel you lack the skills to communicate better with people who work in different areas? 

  • become frustrated when so much time is lost in discussing what is not urgent or important? 

  • want to stop exhausting problem solving discussions and feel the energy of moving to a shared desired future? 


Would you like to know how to:

  • engage others in the change you wish to see?

  • strengthen your own leadership skills?

  • build your resilience?​


Then register for the 2021
Building Bridges for Change Training Event in Leuven, Belgium


Solution Focus

How can you talk about the things you want to change? You can talk about what you don’t want, or about what you want to see instead. You can point to what’s not working, or focus on what works in spite of the problem. You can confront others with what they are not doing or appreciate what they do already. 

Solution focused practitioners focus on what’s wanted (instead of the problem), on what works to bring about change (instead of what blocks) and on small experimental steps forward (instead of blueprints).


Are you eager to learn how to:

  • move people from problem talk to solution talk?

  • connect with others?

  • focus on the qualities of other people?

  • engage others by exploring the desired future?

  • analyse success and learn from what works?

  • stimulate progress by using the power of small next steps?

Then come and join in a group of 30 young professionals like you at the 2021 Building Bridges For Change Training week at the heart of Europe!


The advantages of Solution focus are:

  • more joy 

  • smoother cooperation

  • better use of resources

  • quicker results

  • ease of use

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Programme Overview

Day 1: Sunday 18 04 2021

  • 12:30: Arrival in Leuven

  • 13:30: Exploring the City of Leuven

  • 17:00: Best hopes & program

  • 19:00: Joint dinner

Day 2: Monday 19 04 2021
Dive into Solution-Focus

  • Solution-Focused conversation tools 

  • Attitude and outlook of the SF professional

  • The thinking behind the cooking: why we do what we do in SF.

Day 3: Tuesday 20 04 2021
Step into your future perfect

  • Application of SF to your projects

  • How does your future perfect look like?

  • What is working well already?

  • Stimulating progress by taking small steps

Day 4: Wednesday 21 04 2021
Building strong teams

  • Engaging others in change

  • SF jumps for truly agile teams

Day 5: Thursday 22 04 2021
From Conflict to Collaboration

  • Powerful tools for difficult conversations

  • Building better relationships

Day 6: Friday 23 04 21
Next steps

  • Harvest: your take-aways and next steps

  • Closing ceremony

  • 12:30: Lunch

  • 13:30: Departure


This week will enable you to:

  • put this life enhancing approach in to practice very quickly

  • lead change more effectively

  • deliver your message with more clarity

  • influence others better

  • build more constructive relationships

  • inspire communities for change

  • discover additional strengths

  • strengthen your resilience

  • form a bond with 30 young professionals

  • develop an appreciative awareness of yourself and others

  • ignite the power of your purpose.


This event is a profound gift to yourself and your organisation: an invitation to make change easier and build bridges for change. 
We look very much forward to seeing you at this 6 day training week with us!

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For who?

  • 30 young professionals engaged to make a difference, 

  • aged between 23 and 35 years old,

  • with a heart for a better future,

  • active in profit, non-profit, education, public or private sector,

  • proficient in English 

There will be a good gender and diversity balance. Access for people with disabilities is assured. 


Each day of the training you will also:

  • connect with yourself and others 

  • apply the solution focus immediately on what matters most to you now,

  • experience how change can be easier 

  • enjoy constructive dialogues

  • have fun and use all your intelligences (rational, emotional, physical,…)  to deepen your learnings 

  • be part of rich encounters between people from profit and non profit organizations  ​


Register now and join us!



When: 18-23 April 2021

Where: Leuven, Belgium


  • Solidarity tarif: € 1400 ex VAT
    Large corporations - you make it possible for others to participate.

  • Standard tarif: € 600 ex VAT
    Standard tarif for small organisations and self employed people.

  • Social tarif: € 300 ex. VAT.
    Contact us if you want to participate at this rate. The number of people that can profit from the social tarif depends on the number of registrations under the solidarity tarif.

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Liselotte Baeijaert

+ 32 477 89 35 43‬


Why should you be part of this?

This gathering will support and enable you to master the skills of Solution Focused and future oriented conversations. You will enhance your ability to collaborate and to communicate in a constructive way with like-minded and other-minded people.


Building Bridges For Change is supported by SFiO

SFiO is the international network of solution-focused practitioners which promotes, supports and develops research and applications of Solution Focus in Organisations.

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