Better Decision Making - De Bono's Six Thinking Hats
Duration 0.5 days
Training Points 1.0
Team Central Short Courses

Who should attend

This 2-hour course is designed for all those who wish to improve their decision making, and is open to both Staff and Postgraduate Research Students.


The course is a blend of tutor input, group and individual work.

Learning Outcomes

People and teams face problems and challenges all the time and some of these are not easy to resolve.  Decision on these areas can be poor, or take a long time, as the decision making process is unstructured or incomplete. In 1985 Edward De Bono introduced a methodology for a more complete and systematic consideration of problems.  This is called Six Thinking Hats.  

This session will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Consider the shortfalls of a typical decision making process;
  • Explore De Bono's concept of splitting the decision making process into various strands of thinking and considering each separately before combing them;
  • Explore the various strands - the Six Hats in the De Bono model;
  • Consider when such a process would be useful and how it may be implemented;
  • Practise the technique.

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