Building Bridges for Change 2020
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?
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?
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. And you can disagree with others without blame or hurt and still learn from each other.
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 2020 Building Bridges For Change Training week at the heart of Europe!
The advantages of Solution focus are:
better use of resources
ease of use
Saturday April 4th - Thursday April 9th 2020
Day 1: Saturday - April 4
14:00: Doors open
16:00: Start of the programme
Getting to know one another
Sharing your best hopes
Day 2: Sunday - April 5
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: Monday - April 6
Step into your desired future
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: Tuesday - April 7
Building a strong teams
Engaging others in change
SF jumps for truly agile teams
Day 5: Wednesday - April 8
From Conflict to Collaboration
Powerful tools for difficult conversations
Building better relationships
Day 6: Thursday - April 9
Harvest: your take-aways and next steps
13:30: Departure - Shuttle to Liège Guillemins train station
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!
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 a choice between parallel workshops and activities
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
When: April 4th to April 9th 2020
The programme starts on Saturday April 4th at 16:00. Our doors open at 14:00.
The programme ends at lunchtime on Thursday
Where: Aubel (Belgium), near Verviers and 20 km. from Aachen (Germany). We have rented a beautiful house in the countryside. You will share a room with another participant.
One shuttle bus will be arranged from Brussels Airport (dept. 12:00) and one from Liège-Guillemins train station (dept. 14:30).
Address: Gulpen 80, 4852 Homburg, Aubel, Belgium.
All vegetarian meals, lodging and excursions included.
Solidarity tarif: € 1600 ex VAT (you make it possible for others to participate)
Standard tarif: € 800 ex VAT
Social tarif: € 500 ex. VAT.
+ 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