Become a Certified de Bono Thinking Systems Workshop Instructor
||Train-the-Trainer Instructor Certification Training—ideal
for corporate trainers, Six Sigma Black Belts, team leaders and independent consultants who need to lead
practical time-tested training seminars to equip delegates with 21st
Century job skills in these areas
- Creative Thinking Process: creative and innovative thinking
methods that learners will be equipped to apply to
their real-world business challenges.
- Equip groups and individuals to do their best thinking within
tight time constraints--collaborative, creative, critical, and thorough thinking.
Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking methods are the
foundation tool kits. Choose the method which best meets your skill
Six Thinking Hats: A practical tool
to help individuals and groups separate out and organize their thinking.
de Bono wrote the book in 1985. It's since become an international
best seller. de Bono Thinking Systems, Inc. launched the course in 1992.
Lynda Curtin was certified by de Bono in 1992 at the start of this
Lateral Thinking: Solving problems
in unconventional ways--a way of thinking which seeks solutions through
unorthodox methods that would normally be ignored by logical thinking.
de Bono wrote this classic book in the 1970's. de Bono Thinking Systems,
Inc. launched the course in 1994. Lynda Curtin was certified by de Bono
in 1994 during the launch of this course.
Here is our current
public event schedule.
Certification Training or Facilitation Training. Which one is right
If you want to become a certified workshop leader of a de
Bono Thinking Systems method, train-the-trainer is your choice.
You will be required to provide each person attending a training
workshop with their own workbook and job aids that are theirs to
do not want to become a workshop instructor--attending a
train-the-trainer event is not an option for you.
If your need is
application based--to learn how to use the tools to
facilitate productive thinking meetings,
Focus on Facilitation end
user training will meet your need.
Focus on Facilitation was developed to meet this specific need--how
to facilitate a wide variety of productive thinking meetings using de
Bono Thinking Systems methods. You can also earn a global Authorized de
Bono Facilitator credential at no additional cost once you invest in
Focus on Facilitation training.
View our schedule of public events for
dates and locations, or, schedule a custom training event at your company.
Arrange a consultation with Lynda Curtin to help you determine which de
Bono Thinking Systems workshop will best meet your need. Call:
818-507-6055. There is no right order.
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Duration: Each certification training event is 3-4 days in length depending upon
number of participants.
Decide which de Bono Thinking Systems
method will meet your need.
Certification Application: Candidates must first apply for certification, provide three
professional references, and obtain approval from The Opportunity
Thinker/de Bono for Business. You can download the (PDF) forms
Upon acceptance of your application we will send you an
agreement to be signed and returned prior to attending certification
training. You will be asked to maintain the highest level of integrity,
and to protect the copyright of Dr. de Bonos important body of work.
You will agree to supply workshop participants with the official de Bono
Thinking Systems training materials each time you deliver a workshop.
Clear your calendar for the week and
attend certification trainingyou will have evening work that must be
completed. You wont have time during the day to do your normal work
tasks. You will be kept very busy. The instructor certification
experience is very intense.
We start by leading you through the
standard workshop which you will be learning to deliverthis experience
as a learner will deepen your ability to instruct with excellence. The
balance of our time is spent teaching the tools in detail and providing
you with in-depth coaching on your many practice teach backs and meeting
facilitation practices. You will also give to, and receive coaching from
the other attendees to help you hone your depth of knowledge.
Upon successful completion of instructor
certification you can start teaching the workshop to others. You will
take immediate delivery of your first order of workshop materials which
will be arranged at the time your application is approved.
- Every two years you must recertify.
Tip: We highly recommend you attend a workshop before attending
certification training to deepen your certification experience.
Pricing for Instructor Certification Training at Public Events
Certification Fee$5,250, plus the
purchase of 24 sets of workshop kits which are delivered upon completion
of your training. Call for pricing.
Certification Includes: certified instructor kit; training and coaching
led by a highly qualified Master Trainer.
Strengthen Your Investment by Hosting a Custom Certification Event
at Your Company
If you have 4 or more trainers to certify, an in-house makes
good business sense. It provides you with
CustomizationLynda Curtin will work with you to
determine business goals, and corporate alignment. She will then prepare
a design to
meet your goals.
Consulting/Facilitation Skillsyour team
will strengthen their job skills in both of these areas.
Confidentialitywe can work on sensitive
business issues without the risk of outsiders learning something they
- Community of Practicethe team will develop a strong support
network with each other. If a trainer moves to a new position you will
still have trained talent to deliver workshops protect your training
- Flexibilityyou choose the dates, times,
In-house pricing--depends upon the
scope of your project. Arrange a consultation with Lynda Curtin to plan
your custom train-the-trainer event. Call: 818-507-6055 or e-mail:
Every two years instructors are required to recertify and demonstrate
that they have delivered workshops using the approved course materials.
Instructors must own the most recent version of the instructor
notes. Instructors who choose
not to re-certify will no longer have access to training materials. They
will also be removed from the global database which lists all the
The Master Trainer re-certification coaching fee is $475.00 which
includes the processing fee for de Bono Thinking Systems. Lynda Curtin
will arrange a telephone interview with you to take you through the
recertification process and assess your ability.