John Brooker

John Brooker

John has over thirty years’ experience of leading people to collaborate effectively. Since 2004 he has used his leadership and Solution Focus expertise to enable people in multinational and national organizations to collaborate effectively. He gained his leadership experience as a Senior Vice President in Visa International, working on international projects. John is the author of ‘Jump Now! Lead Solution Focus Collaboration to accelerate sustainable results.’ As well as “Innovate to Learn, Don’t Learn to Innovate’. He is Co-President of Solution Focus in Organisations (SFiO), an SFiO Reviewed Practitioner and has an MBA from The Open University in the UK and tutored on their Creativity, Innovation and Change MBA programme for 14 years. He is known as a lively and creative facilitator, one who seeks to challenge the thinking of participants.

10:30 - 12:00

FreeRun - A new metaphor and framework for collaborating in a chaotic and complex world

90 minutes workshop

In the chaotic / complex world in which organisations operate, people need practical, yet flexible frameworks with which they can collaborate to tackle complex challenges and effect change. One such framework is the FreeRun framework, as detailed in my book, Jump Now! This helps build relationships and achieve outcomes effectively. Be introduced to this solution focused framework in this interactive and enjoyable session.

Learning outcomes:

  • Know how to identify different types of change and challenges (chaotic, complex, complicated, clear, confused)
  • Have a metaphor they could use to explain Solution Focus Collaboration
  • Know how they might use metaphor to explain ideas and be motivated to find their own metaphor for Solution Focus
  • Have awareness of the FreeRun framework and be motivated to learn more

12:15 - 13:00

The Question Compass - Explaining Where Your Questions Lead

45 minutes

I use this compass to explain to mentors where their questions can lead people and how SF and problem focus questions can differ in their impact. It is a simple but powerful tool, in the mode of work by Haesun Moon and Klaus Schenk. An experienced SF practitioner told me recently that they had used it with people new to SF and it worked very well.