Edward de Bono's six Thinking Hats®

SIM Professional Development

How long?

  • 2 days
  • in person

SIM Professional Development


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Who should attend

  • (Level 3) New Managers
  • (Level 4) Managers
  • (Level 5) Senior Managers & Directors

About the course

Many do not realise that the human brain (hardware) does no come equipped with the software which will ensure optimum usage. All human endeavor begins with the THINKING process. QUALITY THINKING is thus essential for good decision making. The Six Thinking Hats® is based on De Bono’s empirical research as to how the brain actually works. Stubborn limiting perspectives of an issue by using other hats which offer different aspects of the issue under review. The users are thus made aware of other aspects which contradict their existing perspectives on the matter – thus making for more realistic and honest appraisals. The GREEN HAT will cover some preliminary insights into the nature and principles of Creativity including a simple but powerful methods of generating new ideas and concepts for innovative applications. As a language of THINKING it will allow for better managed meetings, clarity of thinking, reduced meeting times without compromising the quality of the decision making function.

Benefits to You


Organisations can expect better business outcomes resulting from more REALISTIC GOAL formulation, more COMPREHENSIVE PERCEPTIONS of situations; PRAGMATIC STRATEGIES, fresh CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE ways to attain business or organisational goals. Businesses can expect more concerted effort from a more cohesive and supportive workforce because decisions and strategies factor in their realistic thinking contributions resulting in better buy-in from the participants. Used with client and partners, the method also allows for better understanding of their views and requirements leading to better value service and deliverables. As a language of communication within the organization, it allows leaders and business owners to effectively TAP THE FULL THINKING POTENTIAL of the organisation.


  • Understand the rationale for the need to use the Method to think over serious issues
  • Learn the function of each of the Six Hats and the situations in which their application becomes necessary
  • Learn when to use a particular hat to ensure that essential aspects and perceptions are identified and understood.
  • Learn to use the hats to design effective presentations
  • Learn to use the hats to facilitate important meetings, forums and deliberations

Programme Outline

  • Introduction to de Bono’s thinking methods
  • Explanation of the Six Hats in detail – functions and parameters
  • Learning to facilitate with the Six Hats
  • How to design a Hats Sequence for a thinking session
  • Introduction to Lateral Thinking: its function and Methodology
  • Feedback and discussion
  • Q&A and summary


Peter Low

Peter was specially selected by Edward de Bono in 1992 to be among the first 12 persons in the world to be personally trained and certified by him to provide training in the Six Thinking Hats® System, Lateral Thinking™ and Creativity Programs, The Power of Perception™ program, Focus on Facilitati...

Linda Low

As Edward de Bono’s official representative in Asia, Linda has been key to the popularity of the guru’s thinking techniques in Asia for the last 28 years. In 2002, due to her phenomenal performance as a trainer, she was among only three trainers worldwide to be awarded Lifetime Certification in ...

Stephen Ho

Mr Stephen Ho is a dynamic and impactful speaker. He has extensive experience in the fields of public speaking, training and organisational development as well as managing large-scale international business operations for over 20 years. His other areas of expertise include business process re-eng...

Edward de Bono's six Thinking Hats® at SIM Professional Development

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