Lateral thinking - Short course


Price:€ 625,00 excl. VAT
Duration:1 day, +31 85 401 3600


Start thinking out-of-the-box! During this course, participants learn how to generate a spectacular number of new ideas in a structured and simple way.

Lateral thinking, developed by Edward de Bono, is more than just brainstorming! You will also learn to avoid the logical pitfall of brainstorming and how to turn an unpromising creative idea into an idea that is both practical and valuable. During one of the numerous practical exercises a small 'think tank' is held in which a problem of one of the participants is tackled and maybe solved.


On Lateral thinking, a Full course (2 days) and a Short course (1 day) is available:

Full course:

The Full course will be a healthy combination of knowhow and application of theory. Experiencing Lateral thinking by first hand and in a safe environment is an important key to success for using it in daily practice. For more information see the separate course description on this page.

Short course:

The short course will focus more on theory and less on applying it.


After the short course participants will:

- Be able to think out-of-the-box with three simple and effective thinking techniques

- Understand the logical need for creativity

- Be able to use the structured creativity process

- Be able to set a clear focus

- Be able to cope in a surprisingly simple manner with long-term problems that have been dragging on and were considered insoluble

- Be inspired to produce a spectacular number of new ideas

Intended for

This course of one day is intended for everyone who is in need for structured creativity and new innovative concepts.


Lateral thinking is a skill; doing it is the best way to learn this skill. The participants are working in learning teams. Each participant will make his own list of subjects he wants to generate ideas for. This list will be used during the training in a way that participants experience how the skills and the process can be applied in the real-life environment!



The 2 out of 4 Lateral thinking steps:

- Clearly defining the focus

- Three creativity techniques to think out-of-the-box, (Alternative, Challenge, Random Entry) with the aim for idea generation

Develop your learning plan for after the training


Lectures, exercises, discussions and teamwork.
Course material: workbook and materials to be used during and after the training.




‘‘Very recommended to creative people who like to think in a wide scope, difficult for conservative people.” – Tim Bottcher, NXP
''Good structured, good mix of theory and practice and I had fun with the practice.” – Jochen Wynants, NXP


10-11-2017 09:00

Lateral thinking - Short course

Tel. +31 85 401 3600

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