Six Thinking Hats® On-Site Training
The Six Thinking Hats® Seminar is a powerful one day "hands-on" seminar structured to help business executives break out of their 'thinking ruts' using techniques found in Dr. Edward de Bono's landmark book, Six Thinking Hats®.
Length: 1 day
Number of Participants: Up to 20
Materials: Notebooks and handouts provided
Six Thinking Hats®
The Six Thinking Hats®
Seminar is a powerful one day "hands-on" seminar structured to help
business executives break out of their 'thinking ruts' using techniques
found in Dr. Edward de Bono's landmark book, Six Thinking Hats®.
Who Should Attend:
This seminar is designed for business people at all levels who conduct
and participate in business discussions and meetings, and whose input is
required for problem solving and decision making. It will be
particularly beneficial to individual contributors and teams working in
highly competitive environments. Many teams can make excellent use of
this approach: research and design, sales and marketing, quality
improvement, executive planning, recruitment, etc.
Participants will learn to use different approaches to business problems. They will explore all aspects of each situation and generate alternatives that go far beyond obvious solutions. The process encourages people to separate fact from opinion, to look fully at both positive and negative opinions and to get hidden agendas that can sabotage any meeting on the table. It stimulates their innate creativity and helps them discover how to turn seemingly insoluble problems into real opportunities.
This practical, skill-building program will help you replace
one-dimensional thinking with six-dimensional thinking. Thinking is a
skill that is not necessarily correlated to intelligence. As a skill, it
can be learned, developed, enhanced, and practiced. There are six types
of thinking that you unconsciously use every day. Each metaphorical hat
represents one of those six ways of thinking. A person wearing an
imaginary White Hat focuses on factual information, a Red Hat on
emotions and intuition, a Yellow Hat on positive perspective, a Black
Hat on caution and risk, a Green Hat on creativity, and a Blue Hat on
control, overview, and organization.
The hats keep your different kinds of thinking separated, focused, and controlled. They enable you to evaluate situations by consciously switching in and out of the six thinking modes (hats). This process teaches an individual to look at decisions and problems systematically. You can use Six Hats alone or with a team.
This one-day seminar is most effective when intact workteams meet to
address current, real problems. Students work at team tables practicing
on company issues while learning to use skills presented in the seminar.
The tainer is a certified instructor for Dr. de Bono's Six Thinking Hats
and Lateral Thinking seminars.
Introduction: Workshop overview. goals, introductions,
assumptions, ground rules.
Better Decisions and Better Support: Discussion of the ideal
roles and process of effective meetings.
The Phenomena of Creativity:
How the brain likes to work creatively, and how we can take advantage of
this; pattern making, free association, role of techniques.
Practice with the Hats:
Using current skills and methods, work through an issue as a team and
debrief how your approach works
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