Over the last two weeks I facilitated Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Workshops in Hong Kong. The workshop was in two parts…one part with 20 enthusiastic tertiary students and the other with an equally enthusiastic group of staff. The workshop was based on many of Edward de Bono’s thinking techniques. We learnt the technique and applied it to an issue that was relevant for the group so there was a clear example of the practical application….and of course this assisted with the learning. The staff group have undertaken to do some follow up work with the techniques in order to practise them and to become even more familiar with them in their work. The feedback was positive and encouraging and if the noise level was any indicator then the groups thoroughly enjoyed the session.