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Soft skills - Six thinking hats

Course overview

Creativity is one of the top three skills professionals need. With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, tech workers have to become more creative in order to succeed in an ever-changing, complex world (World Economic Form). Read more here.

The meeting is running late. Points of view are known and are being endlessly repeated. The solution stays out of reach, while feelings run high. The De Bono method ‘Six Thinking Hats’ allows you to overcome the deadlock in situations such as these. Fighting against each other becomes thinking together. Discussion becomes synergy.

Six thinking hats is a practical and easy way of thinking developed by Edward de Bono. It helps people to work together in a simple and effective way, enabling complex problem solving. By using Six thinking hats, meetings and discussions become constructive, creative and more structured. Each hat represents a way of thinking. By using them in a specific order, reaching a widely supported, constructive solution will be fast and fun.

In the course, you will learn how to separate your thought processes into six distinct 'thinking modes' and how to use them in your everyday working environment. The concepts of the Six thinking hats will be explained, and afterwards participants will put the theory into practice. Experiencing the Six thinking hats by first hand and in a safe environment is an important key to success for using it in real-life situations.

Also read the interview with lecturer Rex Bierlaagh: 'Creativity is the skill for the future':
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€ 625,00 excl. VAT


1 day


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Drs. Rex Bierlaagh

Course Leader

Ir. Hans Vink


08-04-2019 | 09:00 - 18:00




Tel. +31 85 401 3600



After attending this training, the participants are able to:

  • have more constructive, creative and better structured meetings;
  • remember how to use their creativity;
  • start critical thinking;
  • solve complex problems in cooperation with co-workers.

vIntended for

This training supports everyone who wishes to think in a fast, structured way. Mandatory if you deal with changes, innovation and complex problem solving where creativity is desirable.


The concept of the Six thinking hats will be explained. The thinking modes will be practiced individually and with the course group.


  • Why arguing leads nobody nowhere;
  • White hat: calls for information known or needed;
  • Red hat: express intuition and feelings;
  • Black hat: think of risks and problems;
  • Yellow hat: come up with advantages and feasibility;
  • Green hat: use your creativity to produce alternatives;
  • Blue hat: take a look at the big picture.


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


Participants receive a HTI certificate for attending the training.

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For everyone who would like to work together with others on complex problems and analyze and solve these problems.

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