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15/09/10 Back to School for the WPH team

The Brain.  Amazing how little I know about something I carry around with me every day.  This cannot be said for the creator of our latest training course, Dr Edward De Bono.  We had the pleasure of attending the Six Thinking Hats course, after all I have read so much about it and am confident to tell you all about it, I wanted more!

Possibly, like me, you went to school, college, and possibly not like me, Uni, and didn’t learn some of the most powerful things around to help you to learn and be great at your job, quicker, easier, more efficiently and most importantly more creatively.

In fact the De Bono Six thinking hats is now compulsory in all schools in Venezuela and it is on the education agenda in many countries around the world. The appeal of Dr. de Bono’s work is its simplicity and practicality. It can be used by four year olds and by senior executives; by children with learning difficulties and Nobel Laureates.

Why is this course so special? Have you heard rumours that this training can cut meeting times and save companies money?  Well I am so confident about this that I am offering a money back guarantee if you don’t feel it is a worthwhile spend of your companies money!

The NHS recently commissioned facilitation from a De Bono Six Thinking Hats trainer to facilitate a consultation to plan the expenditure of up to £500 million on hospital services in the region.  The facilitation process enabled cross departmental communication, an area that can so often become a sticking point, and resulted in 2,000 new ideas from 500 employees in just a week.  The outcome of the Six Thinking Hats process has formed the basis for the provision of care in the future.

The cost savings of having more productive, often shorter meetings aren’t difficult to calculate.  Coopers & Lybrand worked out that in an organisation of 100 people by saving one hour per week per person with more effective meetings, £250,000 per year could be saved.

J.P. Morgan  “It has reduced meeting times by up to 75%, and changed our culture across Europe.”

There are so many positive things written about this course, with my Black hat on I am trying to think of a negative…. maybe this is where it fails, as I can’t think of one!

We are lucky to welcome into our training team Stuart Scott, one of only 15 trainers internationally to be appointed master trainer for De Bono techniques, Stuart teaches across the globe.   We can teach your team, or we can teach your employee’s to teach your team so that you always have the hats embedded in your business, be warned though, it will spread to your home life and you might become hooked on hats!

Whats next? De Bono Facilitation of course!