Course overview


Systems Thinking

Course date

14-11-2022 to 15-11-2022
23-02-2023 to 24-02-2023
04-04-2023 to 05-04-2023



Course type


Course fee

(including 7% GST)

Member Total Fee : $984.40
Non-Member Total Fee : $1,230.50


UTAP Funding

Course Overview

Many do not realise that the human brain (hardware) does no come equipped with the software which will ensure optimum usage. All human endeavor begins with the THINKING process. QUALITY THINKING is thus essential for good decision making. The Six Thinking Hats® is based on De Bono’s empirical research as to how the brain actually works. Stubborn limiting perspectives of an issue by using other hats which offer different aspects of the issue under review. The users are thus made aware of other aspects which contradict their existing perspectives on the matter – thus making for more realistic and honest appraisals. The GREEN HAT will cover some preliminary insights into the nature and principles of Creativity including a simple but powerful methods of generating new ideas and concepts for innovative applications. As a language of THINKING it will allow for better managed meetings, clarity of thinking, reduced meeting times without compromising the quality of the decision making function.

Course benefits


Organisations can expect better business outcomes resulting from more REALISTIC GOAL formulation, more COMPREHENSIVE PERCEPTIONS of situations; PRAGMATIC STRATEGIES, fresh CREATIVE and INNOVATIVE ways to attain business or organisational goals. Businesses can expect more concerted effort from a more cohesive and supportive workforce because decisions and strategies factor in their realistic thinking contributions resulting in better buy-in from the participants. Used with client and partners, the method also allows for better understanding of their views and requirements leading to better value service and deliverables. As a language of communication within the organization, it allows leaders and business owners to effectively TAP THE FULL THINKING POTENTIAL of the organisation. 


Understand the rationale for the need to use the Method to think over serious issues 

Learn the function of each of the Six Hats and the situations in which their application becomes necessary 

Learn when to use a particular hat to ensure that essential aspects and perceptions are identified and understood.

Learn to use the hats to design effective presentations 

Learn to use the hats to facilitate important meetings, forums and deliberations

Course outline

  • Introduction to de Bono’s thinking methods
  • Explanation of the Six Hats in detail – functions and parameters
  • Learning to facilitate with the Six Hats
  • How to design a Hats Sequence for a thinking session
  • Introduction to Lateral Thinking: its function and Methodology
  • Feedback and discussion
  • Q&A and summary

Photographs may be taken for seminar records.


2 days

Course runs

Date Time Venue Registration Closing Date Register
14-11-2022 to
09.00 - 17.00 SIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616 31-10-2022
23-02-2023 to
09.00 - 17.00 SIM Management House 09-02-2023
04-04-2023 to
09.00 - 17.00 SIM Management House 21-03-2023

Who should attend?

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers    

(Level 3) New Managers    

(Level 4) Managers

Programme leader

Sir Dr Peter Low is a director of his own consultancy firm. He has more than 25 years of experience to major corporations, organizations and government agencies throughout ASEAN, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Australia, and Dublin. 

Both he and Mrs Linda Low were among the first 12 persons in the world to be personally trained by Dr. de Bono. On account of their phenomenal success with more than 3000 seminars / workshops to their credit, they were appointed Lifetime Certified Master Trainers in 2002 and have been acknowledged by him as his “best trainers internationally”. Only 4 persons in the De Bono International Network of more than 2000 certified instructors were awarded this accreditation. Both Peter and Linda have been conducting Public Seminars under the auspices of the Singapore Institute of Management and the Hong Kong Management Association since 1992. 

Noted for his wit and vast experience, Peter is also recognized for his contributions in the field of Music, and music at the service of international relations and philanthropy. A Singapore Government Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, his public contributions earned him Knighthoods from the Vatican and from the Republic of Italy as well as the highest Youth Accolade from the Republic of Singapore.

Ms Daphne Lim is a Certified Instructor, trained by Master Trainers Dr Peter Low and Mrs Linda Low. Daphne’s lively and effective training style consistently receives excellent feedback, especially on her depth of knowledge, her clarity in presentation and the enjoyable way in which she conducts her workshops. Clients regularly seek follow-up sessions to her courses. 

Her training experience spans across diverse sectors including banking and finance, communications and media, information technology, electronics, education, transport and logistics and government agencies. 

Daphne holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Education (Distinction). Her study at Oxford University was sponsored through a scholarship for outstanding individuals awarded by the Singapore Economic Development Board. She was also a recipient of the Public Service Commission Humanities Scholarship.

Mrs Linda Low has been key to the popularity of the guru’s thinking techniques for more than 28 years. 

Linda has been invited to deliver presentations to business chiefs at international conferences in Chicago, Florida, Dublin, Malta, Japan, Sri Lanka, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Thailand. A dynamic personality, she has also been featured on business programs on European and Asian television networks. 

Linda was significantly involved in the Singapore Education Ministry’s launch of Edward de Bono’s CoRT thinking program in 1987. Together with Peter she ran a highly successful De Bono for Students Programme reaching out to more than 30,000 students from 6 to 16. 

She holds a Master’s Degree in Lifelong Learning from the University of London and is also a certified Practising Management Consultant.

Mr Stephen Ho is a dynamic and impactful speaker. He has extensive experience in the fields of public speaking, training and organisational development as well as managing large-scale international business operations for over 20 years. 

His other areas of expertise include business process re-engineering, change management, coaching and high-performance teaming, investment and deal structuring, sales and marketing, leadership development, cross-cultural management and negotiation. 

Stephen is proficient in English, Chinese and Cantonese. His extensive training, speaking and consulting engagements took him across South East Asian countries, China, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Participants of his programmes ranged from armed forces personnel, to senior business executives and government officials. 

He has been involved with the de Bono thinking system since 2001, when he spearheaded the effort to boost its use across numerous government statutory boards and ministries in Singapore. 

Stephen’s extensive international corporate experiences makes him particularly effective in training the application of the de Bono thinking methods in real-world situations. He enhances participants’ capability in Team Thinking and sharpens their overall problem-solving and decision-making capabilities in alignment with the organisation’s needs and objectives. 

Stephen holds a MBA (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master and Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Arts (Contemporary China) from the Nanyang Technological University. He has received numerous scholarships and awards for academic and research excellence.

Course fee

Programme Fee Amount (including 7% GST) Remarks
Member Total Fee $984.40 -
Non-Member Total Fee $1,230.50 -
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