Monthly Archives: November, 2009

SF conflict management – one day workshop 19 Jan 2010, Bradford

Antoinette Oglethorpe, sfwork’s conflict management expert, is running a one-day workshop is designed to introduce managers, HR professionals, consultants and coaches to the PARTNER model – a collaborative, solution-focused approach that helps individuals resolve conflicts through communication and dialogue rather than relying on formal process and procedure.

The event will be held on Tuesday 19 January 2010 at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, and the investment for the day is a very reasonable £175.  Continue reading →

Great article on narrative practice – lots of connections

I have been interested in narrative practice for some years, and attended a training a few years ago with narrative therapy pioneer Michael White, sadly no longer with us.   I was taking my annual look at Mark Hayward’s website to see whether I can fit in one of their trainings this year (I can’t, as usual! What a pity), and noticed that there is now a rather more formalised organisation starting, the Institute for Narrative Therapy,  Interesting website, with some very interesting articles.  Continue reading →

SF gets a warm welcome at the British Wittgenstein Society

Yesterday was marked by the Autumn lecture of the British Wittgenstein Society, and Kirsten Dierolf and I were very pleased not only to be invited to the lecture, but also to be included in a special dinner following the event.  The lecturer was Prof Rom Harré ( who has added Chair of the LSE’s Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences to his large collection of positions.  At 83 he is remarkably sprightly and presented the 30-strong audience with an hour on his latest work.  This deals with the novel idea of a ‘third Wittgenstein’ promulgated by Daniele Moyal-Sharrock ( ) and others, that the writings on On Certainty show key further developments from the Philosophical Investigations and may be viewed as a new phase of the philosopher’s thinking.  More on the lecture at  A robust thirty minutes of questions and discussion followed.) Continue reading →

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