NLE Trainers and co-trainers gathered at the NPCC on Saturday 10 December for De Bono's Six Thinking Hats workshop. De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats technique provides a systematic solution to sharing and improving ideas by eliminating idea-destructive elements during brainstorming meetings.
The Six Hats promote fuller input from more people and significantly reduce argument from those with divergent points of view. With this adversarial approach removed the amount of time taken to conduct a meeting can be significantly reduced.
People can contribute under any Hat even though they support the opposite view. The Six Hats encourage co-operation, exploration and greater creativity by getting everyone thinking in parallel.