Upcoming Six Thinking Hats training

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A quick public service announcement: the next public Six Thinking Hats training session is scheduled for the week of September 24th, 2012.

This is part of de Bono Consulting’s “Innovation Week” program, with a variety of Edward de Bono’s courses on offer:

  • Six Thinking Hats – Tuesday, Sept. 25
  • Lateral Thinking – Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • Course in Creativity – Sept. 25-26 (a combined Six Hats + Lateral Thinking program)
  • Focus on Facilitation – Sept. 25-28
  • Trainer certification  – Sept. 25-28 (in Six Hats, Lateral, or any ...
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Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

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I recently had dinner with a friend who wished the new company she works for would incorporate the de Bono thinking systems, specifically Six Thinking Hats, into all of their meetings. She has one weekly meeting in particular that lasts two hours or longer. The group inevitably gets derailed discussing details unrelated to the topic at hand. Arguments ensue and the group leaves frustrated, with no action steps laid out.

We hear this a lot.

Everyone has participated in meetings that are plagued by personal ...

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Innovation Week April 4-8, 2011

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Make 2011 the year you invest in innovation training to help boost your organization’s productivity and profits. Join us at the de Bono Consulting corporate headquarters in Des Moines for the following training seminars.

April 4: Lateral Thinking
Deliberate, systematic process that sparks creative thinking
7 Lateral Thinking tools lead to innovation in process, product, and problem solving.

April 5: Six Thinking Hats
Organize and maximize individual and team thinking
Learn how to enhance meeting effectiveness by methodically channeling group attention in ...

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The Need For Innovation Skill Development

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Once a month MSEL (Master of Science in Executive Leadership) at the University of San Diego provides a forum to the community featuring exceptional guest speakers presenting information on a variety of relevant and stimulating topics. Barbara Stennes, de Bono Consulting’s CEO, has more than 15 years of experience working with teams motivated to increase results through innovation. Barbara will present “The Need For Innovation Skill Development” at MSEL’s event on November 9.

Barbara will provide tips on how to identify ...

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Innovation Week: Get Certified in Lateral Thinking & Six Thinking Hats

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We’ve received a lot of requests recently from trainers who’d like to certify in more than one of the de Bono Thinking Systems without having to travel to multiple certification events. To meet this need, we’ve put together an intensive week-long event, November 1-5, which will provide the learning and credentials required to train your employees in our 2 most popular programs, Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats.

This new certification event combines core content from de Bono tools, methods, and ...

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de Bono Events: September Virtual Training Series

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Our September training calendar is packed with great opportunities for you to learn Edward de Bono’s Thinking Systems – without having to leave your desk.

Simply spend 2 hours with us one day a week, for three consecutive weeks.

Visit the links below or call Natalie Jenkins at 1.800.278.1292 to learn how these powerful thinking systems can help drive business strategies and innovation at your organization.

Six Value Medals: September 1, 8, 15
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New de Bono Case Study: Plant Managers Use Innovative Communication Tools to Tap Strengths of Straight-Shooting Workforce

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Using the de Bono thinking tools leveled the playing field between supervisors, engineers, and frontline workers at the Emerson Scroll Compressors LLC plant in Ava, Missouri.

Communication improved and positive energy began to flow. The de Bono thinking systems are now used for idea generation whenever they encounter something they don’t know how to deal with. The tools are embedded in various lean manufacturing processes such as Six Sigma and Total Preventive Maintenance.

The Six Thinking Hats methodology is used routinely in ...

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Thinking as One Key to Organization Health – An Interview with de Bono Master Trainer, Lynda Curtin

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Recently de Bono Consulting, interviewed Lynda Curtin, one of only 37 de Bono Master Trainers worldwide and the product development manager on the highly acclaimed Focus on Facilitation workshop, regarding her upcoming involvement with the Health Work & Wellness Conference, Thinking Organization’s Succeed!

The Health Work & Wellness Conference was established in 1997 to bring together a community of like-minded individuals interested in creating positive, healthy change in their organizations.

Lynda, your keynote “Power-Up ...

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