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Essential Skills to Drive Innovation: Six Thinking Hats AND Lateral Thinking

Do You Have an Innovation Strategy?
Even if you don't -- innovation is critical to your organization.

The search is on for how to assure your organization's survival and prosperity into the future. What's desperately needed, and often missing, from innovation strategies are proven, repeatable methods for producing creativity on demand.

The Course in Creativity, created by Edward de Bono, combines two time-tested results driven methodologies - Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking Training.

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Course in Creativity Workshop

February 23-24, 2016 - San Diego, CA
March 15-16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA

April 19-20, 2016 - Des Moines
July 26-27, 2016 - Chicago, IL
September 27-28, 2016 - Washington DC
October 18-19, 2016 - Dallas, TX
November 8-9, 2016 - San Diego, CA
December 6-7, 2016 - New York, NY

Course in Creativity participants will enhance their communication skills, generate more creative ideas, reduce conflict, and improve team results.

With Course in Creativity Training you'll discover the difference trained creative thinkers can make in your organization!

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Course in Creativity Objectives and Outcomes

Course in Creativity combines Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking training to produce powerful thinking results.

Course in Creativity Participants will learn to:

  • Manage the process of thinking in increase efficiency
  • Think in parallel with one another, which keeps egos in check and encourages the contributions of each individual
  • Organize and lead effective meetings, helping to "out-think" the competition
  • Dramatically increase your number of new ideas
  • Anticipate changes, helping you prepare for the future
  • Use alternatives to harness the creative energy of the organization
  • Rigorously evaluate ideas, eliminating costly mistakes
  • Execute work plans on time and within budget, saving you and your clients time and money

Learn the Course in Creativity Thinking Methods

Course in Creativity On-Site Training Seminars
One of our Certified de Bono Trainers will deliver an in-house Course in Creativity training seminar to teach your team the Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking methods. Call 800.278.1292 for a customized training proposal.

Course in Creativity Open Seminars
Attend a three-day Course in Creativity seminar with employees from other organizations.
Course in Creativity Training Seminar Dates & Locations

Course in Creativity Conference / Convention Presentations
Have de Bono Consulting present a creativity keynote, general session, or breakout session. Call 800.278.1292 for details.

Course in Creativity Results

  • DuPont benchmarked every creativity process on the market for its Creativity Center. Dr. David Tanner, former technical director of DuPont, says, "the de Bono techniques were the most useful". An employee's suggestion - the re-engineering of a manufacturing process for Kevlar - eliminated nine steps in the manufacturing process as a result of using de Bono techniques and saved DuPont $30 million dollars.
  • Read more in Innovation: Case by Case by de Bono Consulting CEO and Founder, Barbara Stennes

Course in Creativity Testimonials

"I have been meaning to write to Barbara Stennes to thank her for the wonderful introduction to Edward de Bono’s tools and techniques. Ever since I returned from the Course in Creativity, I have been practicing the techniques in every aspect of my life and work. The results have been amazing. I’ve used it for conflict resolution, meeting facilitation to design a new product and to evaluate new proposals and ideas. I’ve given my manager an overview of the training and I hope more people on my team can take advantage of the techniques."  - Technical Analyst, Premera Blue Cross

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Six Thinking Hats by Dr. Edward de Bono

Six Thinking Hats Book by Edward de Bono

Using case studies and real-life examples of his "Six Thinking Hats", Edward de Bono shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing. This book is an ideal way to prepare before attending our "Six Thinking Hats" seminar. Find out how the "Six Thinking Hats" can change you and your company.

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Lateral Thinking by Dr. Edward de Bono

Lateral Thinking Book by Edward de Bono

This book, now an internationally known bestseller, is a textbook of creativity. It shows how the habit of lateral thinking can be encouraged and new ideas generated. Dr. de Bono has worked out special techniques for doing this, in groups or alone, and the result is a triumph of entertaining education. These de Bono thinking methods are used by people of all ages and professions.

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Serious Creativity by Dr. Edward de Bono

Serious Creativity Book by Edward de Bono

A fundamental book on deliberate creative thinking from a world-renowned expert in the field and the inventor of the systematic process of lateral thinking. Used correctly, creative thinking can save companies millions of dollars as the best and cheapest way to get added value out of existing resources and assets.

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Total Creativity by David Tanner

Total Creativity Book by Edward de Bono

David Tanner, founder of the DuPont Center for Creativity and Innovation, gives an experience-based road map for using de Bono thinking methods to change corporate culture.

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