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14 - MLC - Management and Leadership

MLC 105 - The Six Hats and Lateral Thinking

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
MLC 105 09 September 2019 5 Days Istanbul $ 2750 Registration Form Link
MLC 105 07 October 2019 5 Days Istanbul $ 2750 Registration Form Link
MLC 105 04 November 2019 5 Days Istanbul $ 2750 Registration Form Link
MLC 105 02 December 2019 5 Days Istanbul $ 2750 Registration Form Link


Course Description

This course incorporates both individual and group exercises for the Six Thinking Hats technique. Six Thinking Hats is a simple yet powerful thinking tool that can be used to stimulate creativity and creative problem solving. The underlying principle behind the Six Thinking Hats is that parallel thinking is significantly more productive than adversarial thinking, debate and agumentative or combative behaviour.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the need for constructive thinking
  • Experience the effectiveness of parallel thinking in comparison to critical thinking
  • Learn how to use one thinking mode at a time
  • Learn how to facilitate productive meetings
  • Use the Six Hats as a way to enable participation and contribution from all team members
  • Learn how to stimulate innovation by harnessing and focusing the creative energy of the team
  • Applying the Six Hats sequencing technique to solve problems and generate new ideas

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone who intends to increase his thinking capabilities and enrich their cognitive toolkit.

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Why do you think the way you do?
  • How to get “unstuck” in your thinking and overcome cognitive inhibition
  • How to realize and focus your strengths
  • Identify areas of opportunity based on your inherent abilities

Day 2

  • The concept of parallel thinking
  • The six distinct thinking modes of Six Thinking Hats 
  • Practicing thinking in each mode of the Six Thinking Hats

Day 3

  • Separating facts from feelings
  • Managing different styles of thinking
  • Effective techniques for multi-tasking 
  • Focusing commitment and effort for success

Day 4

  • Identifying what is holding you back in your meetings
  • Facilitating productive meetings
  • Mastering meeting management and coordination
  • The factors that impact thinking in a meeting
  • Learn to harness the collective thinking of your team
  • Fostering respect for the individual

Day 5

  • Practical applications of the Six Thinking Hats
  • Make better business decisions
  • Thinking smarter rather than harder
  • Solving problems and developing innovative solutions