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Now you can deliver Edward de Bono's world renowned 'hats' by becoming a fully accredited trainer.


The Six Thinking Hats® technique has been adopted in many leading organisations around the globe and, with a history of proven success, it has become an essential business tool to ensure that thinking and decision making are effective both in output and in time.

The power and immediate adaptability of the Six Thinking Hats® method within teams means that many companies find they have dramatically shorter meetings (up to 75% time saving) with far more constructive outcomes. This method is now rapidly being taken up by organisations as diverse as Du Pont, IBM, NASA, Prudential, The National Audit Office, The Department for Education and Skills, NTT, Statoil, Shell and JP Morgan.

Workshop overview

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats® is a simple yet powerful tool that will change the way your organisation thinks by teaching essential creative problem-solving skills vital to corporate survival in a rapidly changing world. The technique enables those trained to:

  • Lead shorter, more productive meetings.
  • Look at decisions and problems systematically.
  • Generate more and better ideas.
  • Improve team results.
  • Reduce conflict.

You'll learn to shift your thinking (and other people's) from negative to positive, and from emotional reactions to facts within seconds. Using this process, you'll reduce adversarial thinking and encourage clearer, more effective co-operative idea development.

Workshop benefits

By far the most cost effective method for guaranteeing the implementation of the de Bono tools throughout an organisation is to train your own corporate trainers. Then you can deliver de Bono's Thinking Tools to as many staff as appropriate.

After this initial Trainer Accreditation, the trainer simply orders workbooks from Indigo on a volume discount basis. In addition to this, the trainer receives constant updates about developments from the international trainer network that de Bono has created.

Workbook discount

Each accredited trainer is required to buy Six Thinking Hats® licensed materials and workbooks on completion of their accreditation. To support the introduction of the Six Hats system, Indigo offers cumulative discounts for the purchase of licensed materials and workbooks. Discounts are calculated per company, so if more than one trainer is trained they all contribute to one discount scheme.

Workshop outline

Each candidate must be nominated by their organisation and approved by Indigo. Candidates will be required to provide information about their training background, levels of experience and educational attainment. Once approved, each candidate will be required to sign a de Bono Trainers Accreditation Agreement with Indigo. The accreditation process is as follows:

  • PART 1 - Attend the Six Thinking Hats® as a delegate - 1 day.
  • PART 2 - Training For trainers event - 2 days (3 days for larger groups).

Fees include the training delivered by a de Bono Accredited Master Trainer, full instructor manuals and all other necessary training materials. When nominating two or more trainers, the following volume discounts apply to the per delegate fee:

  • 2 candidates = 10% discount.
  • 3+ candidates = 15% discount.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be established training professionals with a track record of delivering effective development at all levels.

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Indigo workshops help you harness improvement and innovation to deliver tangible benefits to your business. Our workshops can be combined to provide a total solution for your company – bringing real improvements to every step of the business process.

You can reserve a place on this course for £3,350pp + VAT.

5-6 December 2018


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22-23 January 2019


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14-15 May 2019


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In-house training

An in-house workshop is ideal for training teams and departments. They are the easiest way of training many delegates, making the most of your budget and reducing the need for costly delegate travel. In-house workshops typically result in a 50% saving per delegate cost, when compared to our open workshops.

Delegate places are available at £3,350pp + VAT.

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