A Six Thinking Hats® training course includes a mix of teaching and practical exercises.
The Six Thinking Hats® represent categories or modes of thinking. Using the Six Thinking Hats® increases collaboration and helps teams realise their full thinking potential. The Six Thinking Hats® is a metaphorical term, as each hat represents a different mode of thinking. Users ‘wear’ the Six Thinking Hats® to switch between modes of thinking to re-direct and focus the discussion based on the group’s objectives.
It is the powerful combinations of the Six Thinking Hats® which achieve the results.
We believe clear, effective and balanced group and individual thinking should be the rule, not the exception. Six Thinking Hats® literally changes how people think.
The Six Thinking Hats® course gives teams the tools to make better decisions fast. Groups and individuals benefit from an entire framework for comprehensive and strategic thinking. The Six Thinking Hats® are flexible and can be adapted to any situation. They provide a systematic approach to collaboration, problem solving, strategic planning, facilitating discussions, coaching sessions, and subject or idea evaluation.
When used as a meeting management tool, the techniques provide a disciplined process for individuals to focus and get to the point. Most importantly, it allows entire teams to look at all sides of an issue thoroughly and without confrontation, all in a fraction of the time traditional methods take.
de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® training quite literally changes the way people and teams think. It makes them:
- Better communicators
- Better problem-solvers
- Stronger team players
- More effective in meetings
Participants work in small groups with continual support from a certified de Bono trainer. Dr. Edward de Bono personally developed the course materials, and each delegate is supplied with a comprehensive workbook as an ongoing resource.
There are no requirements for your Six Thinking Hats® training. You might like to bring along your own topics to enhance your learning experience. Your facilitator will ask you for these on the day of your course. You will also have the opportunity to run your own Six Thinking Hats® session if you choose.
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