Learning and Development at SMU

Professional Development Workshop

Six Thinking Hats

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats® will teach you how to separate thinking into six distinct categories, each identified by its own colored metaphorical "thinking hat." By mentally wearing and switching "hats," you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, conversations, or meetings.

Employing the Six Thinking Hats® process can result in shorter, more productive meetings, by directing participants to look at decisions and problems systematically. As a result, members can enhance their communication skills, generate more creative ideas, reduce conflict, and improve team results.

Unlike many management methods which depend on exhortation, inspiration or changes in behavior, the Six Hats system is simple, concrete and tangible. It is easy to use and can facilitate a powerful change in thinking behavior.


Date: March 27, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Lorea Belle Seidel, Associate Director of Human Resources

Location: HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Parking: Park in the All-University Parking (AUP) east of the building.

No SMU parking sticker? Email us at DevelopU@smu.edu for assistance.

Dress: We encourage you to dress in layers to ensure your comfort in the room throughout the day