Deep Dives.

New Challenges Call for New Thinking

Presented by: Corinna Wilson, President, Wilson500, and certified de Bono Method Trainer

Synopsis: COVID-19 did not come with a playbook. We are making it up as we go, looking for the right tools for this unprecedented job.

Our current logic system is a good way of coming to right/wrong answers. It is increasingly inadequate as a way of producing new ideas, however. The pandemic has made it clear that we need new thinking to meet the challenges presented by today’s “new normal.”  How can we make higher quality decisions, work more effectively as teams, take stronger ownership of strategies, and create and sustain more productive relationships?

At the same time, most of us are working from home, without the luxury of being able to sit around a conference table, brainstorming with colleagues. We are all spending too much time on video meetings, hoping our kids are ok and our dogs don’t bark too loud.

The de Bono Design Thinking Tools, including Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Tools, have been used by organizations worldwide for decades. Now, they are being delivered on an online training platform.

This session, led by local de Bono method certified instructor Corinna Wilson, will provide participants with an overview of the powerful Six Thinking Hats method, which encourages productive creativity, collaboration, and open-mindedness. The tools are incredibly effective and efficient; the system is designed to reduce the time spent in meetings but exponentially increase the creative output!

We will start the session with a five-to-seven minutes introductory segment and identify the successes and challenges you have experienced in your organization. We will then work as a group to learn the thinking tools and come up with creative solutions. The time will fly, everyone will participate, and you will be given opportunities to ask questions along the way and at the end.

Learning Goals:

If you want to unleash the productivity and creativity of your team, save time, reduce conflict in your organization, and streamline decision making, this session will provide you with a useful introduction to an innovative and transformative set of tools that is used by over 800,000 organizational leaders and managers worldwide in hundreds of companies and organizations and have a proven track record in a variety of organizational settings.

Deep Dive Details

When: Thursday, October 15,
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Target Audience: Anyone interested in becoming a more productive and disciplined thinker and for every kind and size of organization – the Federal Reserve uses it and so does the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County!

Corinna Wilson

President, Wilson500, and certified de Bono Method Trainer

Wilson500 offers a variety of services, including training, strategic planning, government relations, project management, public relations, and fundraising to a wide range of clients including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Hunger-Free Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Committee of Seventy, Feeding Pennsylvania, and Deloitte Consulting Pennsylvania.  A complete list of the firm’s clients is available at

Wilson500 is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise in Pennsylvania.

Corinna Wilson is the firm’s founder and principal. She is a certified trainer for the de Bono Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Tools, as well as a licensed Pennsylvania attorney, a registered lobbyist in Pennsylvania, and a registered Pennsylvania professional fundraiser. She obtained her Certified Association Executive designation in 2005 (although it is currently in inactive status).

The de Bono Group, LLC is a world leader in the delivery, design and effective results of de Bono design methods (which includes Six Thinking Hats and several other, more advanced tools), which are used by over 800,000 managers worldwide in hundreds of companies and organizations and have a proven track record in a variety of organizational settings.

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Each day of the virtual conference will feature workshops in the following workshop tracks: Advocacy, Building the Plane While Flying It, Caring for Ourselves & Each Other, Fundraising & Communications, and Leading through Change.