Solution-Focused Business Professional Certificate
The powerful and pragmatic Solution-Focused approach, originally developed for therapy, is now being used by organizations around the world to build progress rapidly in tough situations through coaching, team development, organizational change and even business strategy.
Quickly build positive change in a wide range of work settings using practical solutions-focused training. Effectively use dialogue to build motivation, clarity and rapid action with even the most difficult customer. Base everything from team challenges to strategic reviews in the positive and practical power of what's working already. Find processes and tools to use with the most challenging groups.
Meet other professionals interested in using SF in organizational and business settings
Participate in activities, exercises and coaching with your fellow participants and with your own workplace colleagues
Tackle a real-life work project with support from the course team
Gain real insights into the SF approach at both practical and conceptual levels
Collect a reference library of book chapters, articles and Mark McKergow's latest materials
Develop a 'piece of work' for international review and accreditation from SFCT (optional)
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). Each week you will be given activities to complete, however within that scheduled week you will be able to complete the activities at your leisure. The required textbook is listed below and can be purchased at most local and online bookstores. All other course materials will be provided online.
The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE Paul Z. Jackson and Mark McKergow. London: Nicolas Brealey, 2007. Note: Please ensure that you have the SECOND edition (purple cover) and not the older first edition (black cover).