Six Thinking Hats

 Define Parallel Thinking

 The 6 Hats – 6 Types of Thinking

 The White Hat

 ·       Facts and Figures

 ·       Whose Fact Is It?

 ·       Japanese-style input

 ·       Facts, Truths and Philosophers

 ·       Who Puts on the Hat


The Red Hat

 ·       Emotions and Feelings

 ·       The Place of Emotions in Thinking

 ·       Intuition and Hunches

 ·       Moment to Moment

 ·       The Use of Emotions

 ·       The Language of Emotions


The Black Hat

 ·       Cautious and Careful

 ·       Content and Process

 ·       The Past and the Future

 ·       The Problem of Overuse


The Yellow Hat

 ·       Speculative-Positive

 ·       The Positive Spectrum

 ·       Reasons and Logical Support

 ·       Constructive Thinking

 ·       Speculation

 ·       Relation to Creativity


The Green Hat

 ·       Creative Thinking

 ·       Lateral Thinking

 ·       Movement Instead of Judgement

 ·       The Need for Provocation

 ·       Alternatives

 ·       Personality and Skill

 ·       What Happens to the Ideas?


The Blue Hat

 ·       Control of Thinking

 ·       Focus

 ·       Program Design

 ·       Summaries and Conclusions

 ·       Control and Monitoring

 Benefits of the 6 Hats Method

 Apply 6 Hats Method of Problem Solving




Length of Class: 
One Day
Instructor-led or Online: 
Six Thinking Hats is a system designed by Edward de Bono which provides a tool for managing meetings and group discussions effectively. Through the use of "Six Thinking Hats" or parallel thinking, meetings will be more productive. It is a structured technique that helps facilitate teams to approach problems or projects from different perspectives and by doing so to think together more effectively.