“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of thinking we do first.”
- Nancy Kline, Founder of Time to Think Ltd and the Thinking Environment®
Khyati is an Emergent Faculty with Time to Think Ltd. She offers introductory courses, qualifying courses, organisational offerings and coaching sessions related to the Thinking Environment. Please see below for course information, FAQs and testimonials from past participants. For more information, please email: [email protected]
For an overview of the learning pathways, please click here.
Introductory Courses (click for brochure):
Thinking Environment Foundation Course
Thinking Partnership Course – this course has been approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 23 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCCEUs)
What is the Thinking Environment?
Time To Think Ltd has identified ten behaviours that generate the finest independent thinking. We call them the Ten Components of a Thinking Environment®. They are: Attention, Appreciation, Ease, Equality, Place, Feelings, Difference/Diversity, Encouragement, Information and Incisive Questions. In the presence of these ten behaviours people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. The acclaimed Thinking Environment courses, developed through observation and research since 1985, teach the application of these behaviours to teams, leaders, coaches and individuals.
What is the difference between the Foundation Course and the Thinking Partnership course?
The two-day Foundation course introduces participants to all nine applications of the Thinking Environment which are as follows:
Building Blocks: Rounds, Thinking Pairs, Dialogue and Open Discussion
Full Applications: Time to Think Council, Transforming Meetings, Presentations, Group Facilitation, and the Thinking Partnership
The three-day Thinking Partnership course introduces participants to the full application of a Thinking Partnership, which is an introduction to coaching in a Thinking Environment. For more information on what a Thinking Partnership is, please click here. This course has been approved by ICF for 23 CCEUs (20 core competencies and 3 resource development).
How can I learn more about the Thinking Environment before I decide whether to sign up for a course?
Nancy Kline has published several books about the Thinking Environment, and I would recommend starting with her latest book, The Promise That Changes Everything – I Won’t Interrupt You.
You can also take this free online assessment to get an indication of the extent you are creating a Thinking Environment now.
Online Assessment - Time to Think
There are also more resources available on this link: Thinking Environment - Time to Think
We may also be able to arrange a taster session, so please get in touch to find out more.
Where can I get more information about the course dates?
The Foundation course is a two-day program usually spread out over four half-day sessions online.
The Thinking Partnership course is a three-day program usually spread out over six half-day sessions.
The courses are run regularly throughout the year, mostly online, for small groups. Most of the course options are published on the website: Book a course - Time to Think
If none of the course dates suit you, you can get in touch with us to see what can be arranged.
What are the course fees?
Currently, the course fee for the Foundation course is Singapore dollars 1,400 and for the Thinking Partnership course it is Singapore dollars 1,800. For those who take both introductory courses, we are offering a total discounted price of Singapore dollars 2,880. We can also offer an additional discount for group registrations. You may also request to pay in instalments. We are also sponsoring/subsiding participants who work full-time in non-profit organisations or indicate to us that they would need financial support for their learning journey.
I do not intend to qualify as a Time to Think Coach or Facilitator. Can I still join the introductory courses?
Yes, both the introductory courses are stand-alone courses, so you do not need to go on to any of the qualification courses unless you are planning to incorporate the Thinking Environment in your professional offerings.
What additional work is required to complete the introductory courses?
There is no additional prescribed learning to complete the Foundation course. For those who are taking the Thinking Partnership course to satisfy the ICF CCEUs requirements there is some additional inter-sessional learning which is the equivalent of 4.5 hours.
Qualifying Courses (click for brochure):
Coaching Course – this course has been approved by ICF for 53 CCEUs
I’m an experienced coach or facilitator. Do I still need to do the introductory courses before doing the qualifying courses?
Yes, all participants who wish to qualify as a Time to Think Coach and/or Facilitator would need to start with the introductory course. You may get in touch if you’d like to explore a customised full learning pathway for yourself.
What is covered in the qualifying courses and what are the requirements to qualify?
The Facilitator course is a three-day course usually spread out as six half-day online sessions. In the Facilitator course, participants will practice delivering to their course mates eight of the nine applications (excludes the Thinking Partnership) that they were introduced to in the Foundation course. After attending the course, participants begin their six-month practicum journey in which essentially, they practice delivering the applications to those who are not familiar with the Thinking Environment. Participants will be supported during their practicum with supervision.
For details on the Facilitator course practicum, please click here.
The Coaching course is a four-day course usually spread out as eight half-day online sessions. In the Coaching course, participants will deepen their expertise as a Thinking Partner so they can offer coaching sessions in a Thinking Environment. After attending the course, participants begin their six-month practicum journey in which essentially, they will practice offering Thinking Partnerships to others. Participants will be supported during their practicum with supervision.
For details on the Coaching course practicum, please click here.
Our Coaching course has also been approved by ICF for 53 CCEUs (40 core competencies and 13 resource development). Those who complete the full Coaching qualification with us will obtain at least 60 hours of coach-specific training and can consider the ICF ACC credential via the portfolio path. For more information on this, please visit: The Gold Standard in Coaching | ICF - ACC Paths (coachingfederation.org)
What is the benefit of qualifying as a Time to Think Facilitator and/or Coach?
In addition to deepening one’s expertise in the Thinking Environment, participants will be able to offer the Thinking Environment applications professionally following a licensing agreement with Time to Think Ltd.
Participants also become eligible to join the global Time to Think collegiate and will have access to materials, updates, discussion forums and development events.
What is the cost of the qualifying courses?
Currently, the cost of the Facilitator course is Singapore dollars 3,600 and the cost of the Coaching course is Singapore dollars 4,200. We can also offer an additional discount for combined course and/or group registrations. You may also request to pay in instalments. We are also sponsoring/subsiding participants who work full-time in non-profit organisations or indicate to us that they would need financial support for their learning journey
Organisational Offerings (click for brochure):
- For a complimentary resource on Six Tips to Great Mentor Questions, please click here.
Diversity and Inclusion in Action
What are some of the in-house programs available?
In addition to the above offerings, we can design a customised in-house program based on your learning outcomes. Please get in touch to explore further.
What has been the experience of organisational clients?
For testimonials, please see below and on the Time to Think website: Thinking Environment - Time to Think
Coaching Sessions (click for brochure):
What is the fee for a Thinking Partnership?
If it is your first time experiencing a Thinking Partnership, we may be able to arrange a complimentary session or a session in exchange for a donation of your choice to your preferred charity. Please get in touch to find out more.
“The Thinking Partnership course offered by Khyati Kapai in Singapore in the post-pandemic times has opened up waves of possibilities of the human aspect of deep change and clarified its relevance and application in coaching and facilitating. The course has been offered with the utmost mindfulness around virtual presencing and the simplistic and elegant use of technology apt for deep human connections. The style of teaching is in alignment with the values espoused by Nancy Kline's work of the Thinking Environment, allowing for multicultural and diverse learning styles to deepen their relationship with themselves. Thank You.”
“I was invited to a one-hour sampler on the Thinking Environment by one of my associates and it was one of the most insightful sessions I had ever attended. From the get-go, Khyati was intentional in setting the norms to ensure that the participants saw the components of the Thinking Environment in action. She was a real role model of the Thinking Environment, attentive and respectful, and her gentle, encouraging demeanour brought much ease into our group conversations, allowing us to see for ourselves the potential this body of work could bring. What I enjoyed most were hearing the reasons why being fully present was important, and the behaviours that could signal presence and attention. The experiential segments helped to validate the components taught. I was so energised by the session that I immediately bought two Thinking Environment books by Nancy Kline online to find out more, and invited Khyati to facilitate a similar session for my senior management group, which she did! I think everyone needs to hear more about the Thinking Environment and how we can bring out the best of our homes, teams and organisations by creating healthy, mindful listening habits and environments. Thank you Khyati for your generosity of time and enriching me and my colleagues!”
“Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of stepping into the Thinking Environment® with Khyati as my guide. And I would highly recommend her as a facilitator and coach - not only for Thinking Environment® but in general. What I really appreciate about Khyati is her conscientiousness with everything that she teaches - she shows up fully and authentically for each session (and I have attended many). Every question is thoughtfully answered. She lives the principles that she is sharing. I am also impressed by how she is flexible to the needs of the group and to different individuals in the group. She creates a really safe environment for you to go deep. If you are a leader looking for someone to coach yourself or your team, I would totally recommend you call Khyati.”
“New take on developing a Thinking Partnership for a Thinker. A useful tool as a Coach to use for own self reflection.Khyati has a background in teaching and is able to meet the learner, where they need to be supported. She is very passionate about Nancy's work and finds joy in sharing from her own experiences.”
“On my journey of further development, I came across the Thinking Partnership course that Khyati facilitated. She is a skilled teacher bringing her experience to a well-considered learning environment. I found the material and approach refreshingly different. When so much thinking is done for us, it is inspiring to step into an environment where we have the freedom to think and create our own learning. So, if you want to expand your thinking and deepen your understanding more than you ever thought possible, this course is for you. And if you think thinking is overrated, I also urge that you try this out, as it is an experience like no other.”
“It was useful from A to Z. Especially thinking of a meeting as a way to come all together to talk about issues and topics in a clear and tidy manner, without taking too much time for oneself, but taking into account everyone's opinion and feelings. Sharing appreciation for one another is also another useful indication. This training already helped us having more structured and efficient meetings without taking too much time and coming to no conclusion. I am really happy we could do that as a team and value the time we spent together on it. Khyati was a great host and trainer, attentive and supportive, open to share all of her knowledge and passion for the topic. I really loved how she gently pushed us to take control of the meeting's management with examples and always found myself at ease during the session. I highly recommend this kind of training to all working teams!”
“Khyati and I first worked together as an introduction to The Thinking Environment, where she provided me with an excellent introduction and setting to explore and experience the firsthand benefits of this unique coaching technique. Although the first session felt awkward the subsequent sessions flowed swiftly and with ease, allowing explorations in idea and thought that resulted in a verbal mind map of sorts. I experienced these benefits: 1) Dedicated and uninterrupted time to do critical thinking and high-focus work on pre-selected topics / subjects that had priority deadlines. 2) A process that allowed free flow thought in a structured environment, with Khyati facilitating as a guide and witness to these thoughts and ideas. 3) A secure environment under client confidentiality agreement. 4) A thorough body of work after each session to support meeting my weekly goals. I highly recommend this process to those who may struggle with adding 'thinking time' into their schedules(or judge the desire to do so), and to those that want to fine tune their focus and critical thinking skills. I believe this process could also benefit students, who as they academically progress, may need to improve their attention and focus skills. Khyati was an excellent coach through this process, and I would work with her again.”