6 Hats

This 90-min online learning workshop is designed to show you how to use Edward DeBono’s Lateral Thinking process and 6 Hats concepts to enhance personal and group problem-solving and creativity.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the webinar, you should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose behind the use of each hat in a discussion
  • Choose appropriate hats to enhance group problem-solving
  • Identify ways to use the combination of hats for various group discussions


  • Who’s here/introductions/connections (15-min)
  • 6 hats brief overview (05-min)
  • Group practice with obesity challenge topic (20-min)
  • Walkthrough and practice with each hat (30-min)
  • Group practice identifying hats to apply to a given problem or challenge (15-min)
  • Summary (05-min)

Read this one page overview of 6 Hats, before the webinar.

Going Deeper:
Here is a one-pager you can use in your meetings to remind you (meeting facilitator) about the process and/or to handout so attendees can fill out independently first and bring with them to the meeting.