Six Thinking Hats, a thinking skills training course from Edward de Bono, teaches parallel thinking as an alternative to argument. Parallel thinking guides thought processes in one direction at a time so we can effectively analyze issues, generate new ideas, and make better decisions. Six Thinking Hats helps put our opinions aside so we can focus on a way forward, without argument. The Six Thinking Hats training course is fast-paced, practical, and interactive. Participants learn how to separate emotion from facts, the positive from the negative and critical thinking from creative thinking.
Six Thinking Hats Training Course Objectives and Outcomes Competencies enabling them to solve problems including the ability to:
1. Identify a problem .
2. Propose alternative solutions .
3. Predict the consequences of each alternative
4. Assess the usefulness of each set of consequences .
5. Select the best alternative .
6. Implement it .
7. Evaluate it.
How Might You Use The Six Thinking Hats? Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective technique your team may use in a variety of applications.
FACILITATION OF MEETINGS
CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
NEW PRODUCTS / NEW DESIGNS
DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
CUSTOMER FOCUS GROUPS / INTERVIEWS
WHO NEED SIX THINKING HATS : Anyone who wants to think clearly, objectively, and relatively will benefit from Six Thinking Hats training.
De Bono's Six Thinking Hats is a powerful technique for looking at decision making from different points of view.
It allows emotion and skepticism to be brought into what might normally be a purely rational process, and it opens up the opportunity for creativity within decision making.
Decisions made using the Six Thinking Hats technique can be sounder and more resilient than would otherwise be the case. It can also help you to avoid possible pitfalls before you have committed to a decision.
Six Thinking Hats method will help you handle adversity, setbacks, and obstacles in far more optimal ways. It presents an efficient method for problem-solving that can be used individually or in a team environment.
This particular interpretation of the Six Thinking Hats is specifically targeted toward individuals who deal with daily challenges in their business, career, and life.
Therefore, if you’re currently struggling with an array of problems, then the Six Thinking Hats method can become an excellent source of inspiration. It can help guide you through these problems in more optimal ways.
You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic "thinking hat." By mentally wearing and switching "hats," you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.
The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."
The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.
The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.
The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.
The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.
The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It's the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.
Public Workshop : INR 15000 plus GST per participant. Early Bird : 15 days prior to the workshop INR 13500 plus GST per participant. Group of four or more : INR 12750 plus GST per participant.
The participant will get the original course material and participation certificate from dBTS USA. These workshops are protected under the copyright Laws patented to Dr Edward de Bono therefore only. Original Course Material imported from the USA is given to all participant.
We customize learning and thinking together events for top staff and their teams.They always want to learn appropriate de Bono tools and then apply them right away on their predeter-mined business challenges such as developing new strategies, products, concepts, or business models. Our public workshop schedule along with registration details is posted on wwwgenesiseventsindia.in
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It was used to help millions of people after the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Relief planners in Sri Lanka after the tsunami used the Six Hats approach to plan and implement reconstruction efforts more effectively. The method was used to generate a shared sense of the major issues in the reconstruction process. It took only twelve hours to get the plan ready and two days to hammer out a detailed and sustainable solution.
The next time your team is faced with a problem you’re not sure how to solve, try addressing it from the perspective of the Six Thinking Hats.
This can also be done as an individual. Practice this approach on a regular basis, noting the insights you generate as a result. It will help you see situations from multiple perspectives and develop your creative thinking capabilities.