Edward de Bono's SIMPLICITY™

Aventis Learning Group

Course introduction

The Ultimate Tool to Deconstruct Business Processes and Put them Back in an Efficient, Value-Driven Way The world of work is plagued by complexity. As systems, products and processes evolved, they often become more complex than they need to be. Red tape. Time-consuming. Stress. Frustration. These are not words we want to associate with our lives. And yet, on any given day, they might be apt descriptions of situations we find ourselves in. Be it a complex product we've just bought, a service we're being offered, or a cumbersome process we're being subjected to, we often end up wondering "Why is this so complicated?" In an increasingly saturated world, we should be making more of an effort to make things simpler. There is real value in simplicity, which is why organisations around the world are now starting to think seriously about streamlining their plans, products and processes in order to become more efficient and user-friendly. Introducing Edward De Bono's Simplicity Workshop Simplicity is the latest workshop created by Dr Edward de Bono to help organizations uncomplicated their business processes and therefore, their lives. If your company needs to streamline products and processes to become more effective and efficient, Simplicity will help you accomplish these goals. In this powerful 2 days workshop, you will learn how to end habits that are no longer necessary, stop duplication of tasks, challenge every aspect of the business in order to perform at a higher level.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Rethink anything that you are used to
  • End habits which are no longer necessary
  • Become more efficient and effective
  • Save time, energy and money
  • Reduce needless stress among customers, clients, vendors and employees
  • Increase customer satisfaction and ROI
  • Install techniques such as shedding, reframing, bulk-and-exceptions and historical reviews
  • Shift group thinking to a challenge mode by moving from complex to simple
  • Think of new ways of doing things in a simpler way, leading to faster-to
  • market innovations and easier processing systems

Course Pre-Requisites

Fee: S$1,200.00 (Subjected to Prevailing GST)

Target Audience

  • Managers and executives who simpler ways of getting things done.
  • Business leaders, executives, professionals are involved in decision making and want to guide their teams to
  • Business leaders, executives and senior officers from government agencies seeking to streamline their processes and to improve effectiveness and efficiency

Course Outline

  • Values and benefits of Simplicity™
  • Way to incorporate SimplicityTM at work
  • Application concepts
  • Tools for removing complications
  • Shedding of values resulting in increased efficiency
  • Tools for replacement to explore new thinking
  • How to restructure and reorganise operations
  • Taking a 'BROAD' or 'NARROW' view
  • Application of SimplicityTM tools to real issues
  • Create a formal focus on Simplicity™ in the organisation.
Withdrawal/ No-show Policy
Notice Period: Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge
More than 14 days S$200
Less than 14 days 100% of course fee
Less than 3 working days or No-show 100% of course fee
Replacement Policy
Given a 3 days notice before course commencement, companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course. Terms and conditions apply.
Terms and Conditions
• Course is subject to a minimum participation before commencement
• Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis in light of overwhelming responses
• Aventis reserves the right to change or cancel any course or trainer, in light of unforeseen circumstances
• All details are correct at time of dissemination
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Trainer Profile

Certified Instructor Edward de Bono Thinking Systems - Stephen Ho

A dynamic and impactful speaker, Stephen has extensive experience in the fields of public speaking, training and organizational development as well as managing large-scale international business operations for two decades.

His other areas of expertise includes business process re-engineering, change management, coaching and high-performance teaming, investment and deal structuring, sales and marketing, leadership development, cross-cultural management and negotiation.

Proficient in English, Chinese and Cantonese, Stephen’s extensive training, speaking and consulting engagements included those held in South East Asia, China, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The participants in his events ranged from armed forces personnel, to senior business executives and government officials.

He has been involved with the de Bono thinking system since 2001, when he spearheaded the effort to boost its use across numerous government statutory boards as well as a government ministry in Singapore.

Stephen’s extensive international corporate experiences makes him particularly effective in training the application of the de Bono thinking methods in real-world situations, enhancing the participants’ capability in Team Thinking and thereby sharpening the overall problem solving and decision making capabilities in alignment with the organisation’s needs and objectives.

Qualifications & Awards
Stephen holds a MBA (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master’s and Honour’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Arts (Contemporary China) from the Nanyang Technological University. Stephen has received numerous scholarships and awards for academic and research excellence.