De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® Course

Illumine Training - Parts of the brain

The classic facilitation and thinking tool – collaborative thinking for more productive meetings…

What is this course about?

Six Thinking Hats® is the proven technique from Edward de Bono, the creative thinking guru. Variously referred to as 6 hats or ‘the six hats of thinking’, the course focuses on enhancing the structure of thinking so that group decision making and idea evaluation can be dramatically improved. The certified Six Thinking Hats training course:

  • Uses techniques from Edward de Bono’s landmark book ‘Six Thinking Hats’.
  • A simple but profoundly effective technique for harnessing enthusiasm, creativity, fact-finding and assessment.
  • Delivered by one of Illumine’s certified de Bono trainers.

“Within one day we have learned valuable techniques on how to conduct meetings and effectively solve problems.”

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Key Benefits

  • Revolutionise group problem-solving, save time and reach decisions quickly.
  • Become more objective when evaluating ideas.
  • Facilitate productive and effective meetings.

Six Thinking Hats is available as a public workshop. For other courses featuring creative thinking techniques please take a look at Creativity for Logical Thinkers. Find out more…

 Six Thinking Hats® is a registered mark of De Bono Thinking Systems


Benefits of Six Thinking Hats Training

  • Revolutionise group problem-solving, save time and reach decisions quickly.
  • Become more objective when evaluating ideas.
  • Bring positive change to an organisation in a simple way.
  • Expand your thinking.
  • Facilitate productive and effective meetings.


Course Content

Available as a public course or a comprehensive 1 day in-house course

This is the official Six Thinking Hats training course. Powerful and ‘hands-on’, it is structured to help you break out of your ‘thinking ruts’ and develop shared thinking. You will leave confident in applying the de bono Thinking Hats in your own situations:

  • The theory behind Six Thinking Hats.
  • Understand and practice the principles of each hat on their own and in sequence.
  • Apply what you have learnt using real examples.
  • How to use 6 Hats both individually and in group exercises.
  • How Six Thinking Hats are used in meetings – facilitate one or more meetings on your chosen topic(s).
  • Learn how to sense when to choose which hat or sequences, to move your thinking forward.
  • You will also learn how to more effectively generate new ideas, assess risk and benefits.
  • Facilitate discussions on complex topics more effectively by targeting information that serves your needs.

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to run or contribute to more productive meetings, discussions and workshops will benefit from Six Thinking Hats training.

Board members or executive committee members who have to regularly evaluate proposals and make collective decisions.

Forthcoming Public Courses

Forthcoming Public Six Thinking Hats Training Courses:

No Events

Post Course

After You’ve Attended

Once you’ve attended the 6 Hats course we will provide you with access to EXCLUSIVE and FREE post course areas on our website to remind you of what you’ve learnt.

Downloads and FREE information

We realise that taking a training course is not always the most acceptable option for you. Sometimes you may just be collecting information or refreshing your skills. That’s why we’ve put together a range of free guides, overviews and other support materials.

» View/download our topic guide that introduces you to Six Thinking Hats (opens in new window)


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