Six Thinking Hats Training Seminars

Six Thinking Hats Training Seminar & Certification Overview

Six Thinking Hats participants learn how to separate thinking into six distinct categories allowing for increased focus, more efficient use of time, and better results.

The end-user training attendees will be able to apply the techniques immediately following the class. The Six Thinking Hats Certification participants are certified to teach Six Thinking Hats to others using the official Six Thinking Hats participant materials from Edward de Bono.

Six Thinking Hats Location: Norwalk, CT
Six Thinking Hats Master Trainer: Barbara Stennes, Lifetime Master Trainer

Who Attended Six Thinking Hats?

21 participants attended the end-user workshop and three of those went on to become Certified Six Thinking Hats Trainers.



Six Thinking Hats Location: Tampa, Florida
Six Thinking Hats Master Trainer: Barbara Stennes, Lifetime Master Trainer

Who Attended Six Thinking Hats?

Six participants attended the end-user workshop and three of those went on to become Certified Six Thinking Hats Trainers.



Quotes

“It has been an enlightening experience. Excellent raining.” – Sonia Kukreja

“Materials wells designed – aesthetically pleasing. This is a powerful tool for managing discussions while minimizing the distraction from egos.” – Tim Daughtry

Six Thinking Hats Location: Kansas City, MO
Six Thinking Hats Master Trainer: Chuck Dymer

Who Attended Six Thinking Hats?

Six Thinking Hats participants learned how to separate thinking into six distinct categories (colored hats) allowing for increased focus, more efficient use of time, and better results. The attendees will be able to apply the techniques in their own environment immediately following the class.



Quotes

“One of the most helpful professional and personal tools/seminars I’ve attended in awhile!” – Isolina Salgado-Toner

“Clear, succinct transfer of knowledge in a safe, supportive environment” – Gayle Turner

“I now feel that I can effectively use the Six Thinking Hats to be a change agent in my organization” – Amanda Lapierre

“Time and money well spent” – Daniel Bowman

Additional Six Thinking Hats Testimonials

George Gallup

“I believe Dr. Edward de Bono’s work in teaching people to think may be the most important thing happening today.”

From the VP of Sales for a Sport Broadcasting Company

“The introduction of Edward de Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ parallel thinking technique, modified for application to the selling process, was extremely well-received. In fact, I have already had positive feedback from our staff on their immediate and successful efforts to use this training in selling situations. Their only request was that we expand the meeting to a two-day format next time, to enable greater depth of discussion.”

This certainly testifies to the benefit they felt was derived because, as you know, sales people generally steer clear of meetings of any kind! I have been to a variety of sales training seminars in the last 25 years, but find this approach, as customized to suit our products, to be one of the most valuable and practical of any that I have come across. I would recommend its customized use for any of our broadcast sales teams.”

Suzanne Wolfe, Human Resource Director, MDS SCIEX

“Six Thinking Hats systematically provides an opportunity for creativity in an environment that’s free of the criticism and confrontation we used to see. This means that everyone can collaborate and build on even the craziest of ideas to come up with creative solutions. It’s true, we had great results using Six Thinking Hats with QSTAR (an increase in the efficiency of the development process by 40%), but the long-term impact is even greater. We can repeat our success over and over because of these changed behaviors.”

BCAS BPR Team, Honeywell

“Six Thinking Hats has become part of our team psyche and we take the work out into our organization.

Using the Six Thinking Hats method we have worked through many emotion issues, and in conjunction with brainstorming techniques, have come to consensus on many issues thought to be unresolvable. We use the “Hat method” even when we’re not discussing specifics. This training has made our task, which is very challenging, a little less overwhelming.”

Past participants of Six Thinking Hats, 3M’s Headquarters in St. Paul, MN and other sites around the world

“Great! Great! Great! Six Thinking Hats gives me a productivity boost . . . allows for more productive meetings and effective presentations.”

“The Six Thinking Hats methods will provide results much quicker because of the systematic focus. Excellent course.”

“Excellent course for better facilitation of meetings, terrific instructor . . . quite knowledgeable.”

“I recommend this course be mandated by the Division. Great for problem-solving. Excellent.”

Other Six Thinking Hats Participants From Across the U.S.

“This was a very good class. I came away able to utilize the 6 hats process in facilitating meetings and organizing my projects.”

“This was one of the best training classes I have had. I have come back and suggested to my manager that others in our group attend the next one.”

“I believe all managers should take this course, and share the concepts with their teams. Excellent class!”

“I like the practical examples that we worked on throughout the day. These examples allowed continuity of what we learned to real life work examples.”

“The entire class was constantly involved and kept the learning process UPBEAT from beginning to end!”