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Spark Your Creativity Using Edward de Bono’s Thinking Methods

Traditional ways of thinking do not value creativity, eschewing it in favour of debate and criticism. Recognizing this, Edward de Bono developed the concept of “parallel thinking,” which revolves around Six Thinking Hats, each of which is assigned a different colour.

This seminar gives you the tools to look at things from another angle in order to inspire you to search for innovative ideas and help you set more ambitious objectives, find novel solutions and stand out from the competition.


$995 + taxes


One day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
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  • Cultivate new ideas.
  • Stimulate teamwork and individual participation within a wider field of thought.
  • Take charge of meetings, make them more productive and use them to examine various problems simultaneously from the same perspective.
  • Identify alternative solutions.
  • Harness innovation by generating and growing new ideas.
  • Resolve problems in a timelier manner.

Is this for you?

  • Professionals
  • Managers

Special features

  • Refreshing approach to the thinking process.
  • High level of interactivity among participants in an upbeat, creative and innovation-friendly environment.
  • Opportunity to take your thinking to the next level.

"One of the best courses I’ve ever taken. The method is simple and can be transferred to the workplace or your personal life the next day. The instructor is excellent. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the subject matter, he is also a gifted communicator and teacher."

Danielle Ah-Yu, Senior Manager, Corporate and Institutional Communications, Loto-Québec


Eugène Roditi
Eugène Roditi
Management Consultant

Create an environment conducive to innovation

Change the way you think

  • How do companies and people really think?
  • How can you transform adversarial thinking into parallel thinking?
  • Benefits of the “Six Hats” approach
  • Use the hats to gain a better overall appreciation and clarify your thoughts

Resolve conflicts with parallel thinking: Use your Six Hats

  • Why six?
  • Description of each hat with examples
  • How and why does the Six Hats system work?

Nature of each hat

  • How can you distinguish between facts and feelings?
  • How can you listen to the voice of reason, without being a slave to it?
  • How can you use the Six Hats to facilitate a meeting?

Green Hat: Creativity

  • How do you develop a creative mindset?
  • Set meeting rules that promote the expression of creativity
  • Techniques to encourage the flow of innovative ideas
  • Practical exercises
  • Business case analysis
  • Heavy emphasis on interactivity via small breakout groups

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

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