Six Thinking Hats®​

Learn the tools to make better decisions fast with a systematic approach to collaboration and problem solving. Six Thinking Hats® training quite literally changes the way people and teams think.

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Who Needs This ?

Six Thinking Hats® is designed for individuals and groups looking for effective thinking tools for better outcomes. Your Six Thinking Hats® training will teach you how to use Dr Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats®, using practical examples and activities.

Previous participants tell us they enjoyed the interactive, fun learning activities. They loved getting into the combinations of the Six Thinking Hats® to explore how those combinations could be used, depending on the demands of the subject, topic, or focus statement. They also found the two sample Lateral Thinking tools they learnt in their Six Thinking Hats® training very helpful for generating different and new ideas. Many previous participants tell us that without these tools, the new ideas they created would not exist.

How Do I Book?

We deliver all our courses in-house at the time and place of your choice, throughout the world. An in-house training course is a great way for your people to learn together. Clients tell us that skills are more likely to be used post-course if a team has attended the same course. 
Call 0203 111 9292 or contact us using the button below to talk to the team about your requirements and pricing.

What You Will Learn

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.

Course requirements

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.

Six Thinking Hats®. Lateral Thinking. These are copyright and trademarks registered to Edward de Bono Ltd.

The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas

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Our Unique Guarantee

  • If you are not satisfied with your training 3 months post-training, we will re-train your delegates for free
  • If after 6 months you are still not satisfied, we will refund the original training course fees
  • This has never happened, making us completely confident of your satisfaction


  • Training courses which deliver relevant learning outcomes
  • A safe learning environment
  • Interactive, engaging and memorable course content
  • Trainers who support you both during- and post-course as you put your new skills into action


  • A single point of contact to arrange all the fine details of your workshop
  • Copyrighted training materials
  • Carefully selected trainers whose commitment to your learning matches ours
  • Excellent training venues in prime locations
Duration 1 Day
Participants Maximum 20
Prerequisites None
Trainer Certification Available? Yes
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