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Six Thinking Hats On-Site or Virtual Training Seminars
Bring our Six Thinking Hats Instructor to your location to deliver a one- or two-day Six Thinking Hats seminar or have us deliver a seminar virtually.
On-Site Six Thinking Hats Training Seminar Details
Six Thinking Hats Open Seminars
Attend a one-day Six Thinking Hats seminar with employees from other organizations.
Meeting Facilitation Using the Six Thinking Hats
de Bono Consulting will facilitate your meeting(s) using the Six Thinking Hats framework and other de Bono Thinking Systems.
Six Thinking Hats Train-the-Trainer Certification
Completing the Official Six Thinking Hats Certification is required if you wish to teach Six Thinking Hats to others.
Six Thinking Hats Conference / Convention Presentations
Have de Bono Consulting present a Six Thinking Hats keynote, general session, or breakout session at your next conference or convention.
Six Thinking Hats Results
MDS SCIEX shaved 2–3 years off the product development lead-time, cut material costs by $35,000 per unit, eliminated reliability problems, and fostered a collaborative corporate culture.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino improved morale, cut meeting time by 88%, and saved $50,000 annually.
A division of Siemens reduced product development time by 50%.
ABB was able to reduce a series of multinational project meetings from 30 days to 2 days.
Read more in Innovation: Case by Case by de Bono Consulting CEO and Founder, Barbara Stennes
Six Thinking Hats Testimonials
“I used the Six Thinking Hats for a team conference call yesterday and it was a great success. The feedback from my team was very positive. One of my direct reports said it was one of the best, most productive conference calls they had ever been on and that the training was well worth it!”
“This was the first real opportunity we had to practice and use the Six Thinking Hats training. And it worked! This is a good sign that we can make efforts to concentrate on a specific matter and stick to that matter. We channeled our discussions in the same direction. We found a lot of solutions in a very short period of time and it helped us concentrate and focus. Six Thinking Hats created a common direction for all people involved and brought discipline to the group.”
“I was called in to facilitate a major innovation session for one of our business units. We had over 50 participants from all facets of our business (research to commercialization). I used the Six Thinking Hats process to run this meeting, which was something that most of the participants had not been exposed to. The result was that we got through as much information and brainstorming in 5 hours that we would have normally accomplished in a year of meetings with tremendous alignment and input from everyone. I’ve gotten more kudos over that meeting than anything else I’ve done at Elanco. And as such, our enrollment for our next open enrollment session of Six Thinking Hats has rapidly expanded! Thanks for enabling mine (and Elanco’s) success.”
“In pockets of R&D, we are using the Six Thinking Hats methodology to structure group processes towards achieving meeting goals in less time. By using the Six Thinking Hats, we made it! It really does work. And, we’ll keep on using it and building additional expertise. Thank you for the new tools!”
“A great process to bring about creative thinking in a cooperative environment.”
“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 Hats with QSTAR (an increase in 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.”
“Just a quick note to let you know that I have enjoyed using the six hats model for lateral thinking in a couple group meetings and for my own personal thought. I was so moved by the concept that I also bought de Bono’s book de Bono’s Thinking Course to further study the concept.”
Six Thinking Hats Training Participants
“I thought the [Six Thinking Hats] methods were great and very useful. This will be great to have in the toolbox.”
“Six Thinking Hats is a powerful tool for managing discussions while minimizing the distraction from egos.”
“Great concepts! Barbara was able to demonstrate the utilization of different concepts in scenarios that are very applicable for everyday use.”
“The most rewarding training experience I have had in years!!”
“The course was a practical and practice-based method to integrate the Six Hat thinking into the corporate toolbox.”
Six Thinking Hats Comments from Participants at Texas Instruments
“I now feel that I can effectively use the Six Thinking Hats to be a change agent in my organization”
“Great Class! Powerful. Six Thinking Hats can be used in virtually every aspect of my life and job!”
“Very stimulating. I am eager to use the Six Thinking Hats tools.”
“Six Thinking Hats is a very good class that needs to be available at all levels of the organization.”
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Six Thinking Hats Book by Edward de Bono (Paperback)