Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats Method®

SIM Professional Development

Course introduction

Dr Edward de Bonos Six Thinking Hats® Method is a powerful tool for achieving quality thinking, decision making and problem solving.

Course Benefits


  • an effective information-getting technique (White Hat)
  • the proper place of emotion, intuition and hunches in decision making (Red Hat)
  • how to use logical positive exploration in assessment (Yellow Hat)
  • the proper use and limits of cautious logical negative exploration in assessment (Black Hat)
  • the real meaning of creativity and the basic tools to think up creative solutions (Green Hat)
  • metacognition - the indispensable skill to effectively manage meetings (Blue Hat)

Target Audience

Level 2 - Supervisors, Executives, & Emerging Managers; Level 3 - New Managers; Level 4 - Managers and persons responsible for facilitating the thinking of groups or teams and anyone who wishes to acquire a quality thinking management technique.

Course Outline

  • Escape from time-consuming adversarial thinking habits
  • Apply the Six Thinking Hats to explore any subject, problem or opportunity
  • Use the Six Hats to break down thinking into manageable steps and avoid the confusion of trying to think about everything at once
  • Use each hat in unison with partners and in groups to generate the sharp focus and synergy of parallel thinking
  • Achieve a wide range of powerful results by varying the sequence in which the Six Hats is applied
  • Introduce the Six Hats Method® to your organisation

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Sir Dr Peter Low, Mrs Linda Low OR Daphne Lim

Sir Dr Peter Low and Mrs Linda Low are directors of their own consultancy firm. They have more than 21 years of experience in introducing Dr Edward de Bono's methods to more than 500 major corporations and government agencies.

Both Sir Dr Peter Low and Mrs Linda Low were among the first 12 to be personally trained by Dr de Bono. On account of their phenomenal success with more than 2,000 seminars to their credit, they were appointed by Dr de Bono as Lifetime Certified Master Trainers and have been acknowledged by him as his "best trainers internationally". Only 4 persons in the de Bono international network of more than 1600 trainers were awarded this accreditation. They oversee the de Bono network operations in Asia.

Their more than 500 clients include: AXA Life Insurance, Citibank Singapore, Credit Suisse, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Fujitsu Asia, Housing & Development Board, Infineon Technologies, Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Health, National University of Singapore, PSA Corporation Limited, Singapore Navy, Singapore Press Holdings, SingTel, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Daimler Chrysler, Hong Kong Police Force, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Manulife International, PCCW, His Majesty's Government of Nepal, Ministry of Urban Development (Sri Lanka) and Yum Restaurants (Thailand).
Daphne Lim is a Certified Instructor with Edward de Bono Training Pte Ltd, the Regional Centre in Asia for Edward de Bono Thinking Methods, and de Bono Thinking Systems, the organisation officially appointed by Dr de Bono to advance his thinking methods worldwide. Her training experience spans across diverse sectors including banking and finance, communications and media, information technology, electronics, education, transport and logistics, and government agencies. She has provided training in countries across Asia including Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Her lively and effective training style consistently receives excellent feedback, especially on her depth of knowledge, her clarity in presentation, and the enjoyable way in which she conducts her workshops. Clients regularly seek follow-up sessions to her courses. She holds a Masters Degree from Oxford University where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Distinction). Her study at Oxford University was sponsored through a scholarship for outstanding individuals awarded by the Singapore Economic Development Board. She was also a recipient of the Public Service Commission Humanities Scholarship.