"The Lateral Thinking creativity program provides you with a number of proven and concrete ways to learn the power of creativity and innovation." 

Edward de Bono

The Training Offered: A one or two day training workshop to learn De Bono’s systematic tools of Lateral Thinking and generate original ideas of value on demand.

The Promise! By the end of this training a delegate will be equipped to generate ideas of
value on demand. From simple ideas that offer superior alternatives to current problems to the
diamonds, original ideas of value that could really change the future. We often forget that the
auto bank was an idea, the supermarket was an idea, the telephone was an idea….. Before
they were imagined they didn’t exist. What haven’t you imagined yet?


One Day Course:  min 6 to max 20 people
This one day intensive course focuses on teaching five of the De Bono Lateral Thinking tools to generate brand new ideas or alternatives on demands.

The De Bono tools learnt will be Focus, Alternatives, Challenge & Random Entry. A wonderful introduction to the world of idea generation

Two Day Course: min 6 to max 20 people
As per the one day course plus the additional tools of Provocation, Harvesting, Treatment and Assessment of ideas.

An excellent investment for senior managers,
entrepreneurs and small business owners though it will be of enormous benefit to anyone.

Lateral Thinking, created by Edward de Bono, provides a deliberate, systematic process resulting in innovative thinking.

"The Lateral Thinking creativity program provides you with a number of proven and concrete ways to learn the power of creativity and innovation."  - Edward de Bono
   
Lateral Thinking training will teach you how to think creatively, turn problems into opportunities, find alternative solutions, & dramatically increase your number of new and practical ideas using unconventional thinking techniques normally untapped by our usual ways of thinking.

Who Needs Lateral Thinking?

Not only people who devise strategy or work in R & D, but anyone who wants a disciplined process for innovation, idea generation, concept development, creative problem solving, or a strategy to challenge the status quo can benefit from Lateral Thinking.

If you face fast-changing trends, fierce competition, and the need to work miracles, you need Lateral Thinking


MATERIALS

Each delegate will receive an official Lateral Thinking training manual including additional tools to use in sessions back at work. All materials have been personally developed by Dr Edward De Bono and imported from the USA.


    WORKSHOP OUTLINE

     Learn and apply the following Lateral

     Thinking tools and techniques:

  1. Alternatives / Concept Extraction: Use concepts to breed new ideas
  2. Focus: Sharpen or change your focus to improve your creative efforts
  3. Challenge: Break free from the limits of accepted ways of operating
  4. Random Entry: Use unconnected input to open new lines of thinking
  5. Provocation: Move from a provocative statement to useful ideas
  6. Harvesting: Select the best of early ideas and shape them into useable approaches
  7. Treatment of Ideas: Develop ideas and shape them to fit an organization or situation

    WORKSHOP OJECTIVES...

     The Lateral Thinking techniques are

      useful in a variety of applications.

  • Constructively challenge the status quo to enable new ideas to surface
  • Find and build on the concept behind an idea to create more ideas
  • Solve problems in ways that don’t initially come to mind
  • Use alternatives to liberate and harness the creative energy of the organization
  • Turn problems into opportunities
  • Select the best alternate ideas and implement them

 


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