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Become accredited by Edward de Bono to deliver this proven technique to your teams or customers.


Lateral Thinking & Serious Creativity
In an increasingly competitive world, traditional methods of problem solving can only take you so far. You need to go beyond problem solving; you need the ability to generate new concepts and new ways of doing things. Indeed, you must learn to do so on demand, instead of just hoping you'll somehow stumble on an innovative idea. Lateral Thinking is a systematic approach in which you use deliberate techniques to enable creativity for competitive advantage.

Workshop Overview

Trainer Accreditation
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 Accreditation Workshop, 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.

Workshop Benefits

Workbook Discount
Each accredited trainer is required to buy licensed materials and workbooks on completion of their accreditation.

To support & encourage the introduction of the Lateral Thinking system, Indigo offer cumulative discounts for the purchase of licensed materials and workbooks. Discounts are calculated per company, so when more than one trainer is trained, they all contribute to one company discount scheme.

Workshop Objectives

    • Dr Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking will equip you with solid practical methods for challenging current thinking.
    • You'll find out how to harness your own creativity so that it can work for you, when you need it, for competitive advantage. 
    • You'll learn to solve problems and generate new ideas to meet the challenges of the modern business environment.
    • You'll leave the seminar with skills that you have practised and can apply immediately on return to work.

Workshop Outline

  • PART 1 - Pre Work
  • PART 2 - 2 DAYS - Attend Lateral Thinking as a participant
  • PART 3 - 2 DAYS - Training For Trainers

Who should attend?

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 - Pre Work
  • PART 2 - 2 DAYS - Attend Lateral Thinking as a participant
  • PART 3 - 2 DAYS - Training For Trainers

The full cost of this accreditation is £3,350 + VAT per candidate. This fee includes 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 = £3,015+VAT per delegate
  • 3+ candidates = 15% discount = £2,847+VAT per delegate

Open workshop dates

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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.

24-25 January 2019


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16-17 May 2019


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26-27 September 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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