Six thinking hats - Full Course

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Price:€ 1.050,00 excl. VAT
Duration:2 consecutive days, +31 85 401 3600


The way of thinking developed by Edward de Bono helps people to become more productive on a simple and effective way. Meetings become constructive, creative and more structured. People listen to each other and are open to different points of view. The Six Hats can be used individually but most power is gained when using the method in meetings and discussions. (We all know of meetings where the same person focuses on the same problem over and over again, without an option how to bend this into a constructive common solution.) In the course, you will learn how to separate thinking into 6 distinct ‘thinking modes’ and how to use this in your daily life. The concepts of the Thinking Hats will be explained, discussed and experienced in realistic cases.


On the Six Hats thinking modes, a Full course (2 days) and a Short course (1 day) is available. 


The full course will be a healthy combination of know how and application of the theory. Experiencing the 6 Thinking Hats by first hand and in a safe environment is an important key to success for using it in daily practice. 


The short course will focus more on theory and less on applying it. For more information see the separate course description.


After the full course, the participants are able to:

·  Have more constructive, creative and better structured meetings

·  Get innovative solutions instead of black-and-white conclusions

·  Bridge the gaps between culture and hierarchy differences

·  Deal with changes in a more manageable way


The difference between brilliant and mediocre teams lies not so much in their collective mental equipment, but in how well they use it and how well they work together!

Intended for

This workshop supports everyone who wishes to think in a structured way and consider and discuss subjects in synergy with others. Mandatory if you deal with change and innovation.


The concept of the Six Thinking Hats will be explained. Different situations ask for different applications of the Thinking Hats. The Six Hats can be used and will be practiced individually but most power is gained when using the method in meetings and discussions. Practice makes perfect, doing is an important part of the full course programme. 


·  Why arguing is insufficient

·  White hat: calls for information known or needed

·  Red hat: being allowed to express intuition and feelings

·  Black hat: stands for risks and problems. It refers to thinking that does not go with facts, experiences, rules, standards, etc

·  Yellow hat: the symbol of advantages and feasibility. It has an answer to questions such as: can it work, can it be adjusted, who is going to benefit and for how long and what is the present and future value?

·  Green hat: refers to alternatives and presents a natural way to introduce creative thinking inside your organization

·  Blue hat: aims at the management of thinking

·  Setting up thinking agenda’s

·  Develop your learning plan for after the training


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




Participants receive a certificate


‘‘Most important items I have learned: How to lead a meeting in a better organized way.” – Frantisek Cevela (NXP)


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Six thinking hats - Full Course

Tel. +31 85 401 3600

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