UCC CPD courses

The Assumptive Dive: Discovering your 'Silent Shapers'- Improving your Opinions


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The Assumptive Dive explores the sources of options and beliefs which silently shape your thinking and behaviour.

Topics covered: Opinion-forming, decision-making, judgment, leadership

Expressing opinions is something we do everyday. In our time of fake-news, half-truths, and 'alternative facts' it is becoming essential for genuine conversation to be aware, as perhaps never before, about how we form opinions, hold them, and express them.

This understanding is fundamental to the quality of our conversations and to forming personal and professional relationships. This engaging workout explores the sources of opinions and beliefs which silently shape your thinking and behaviour about key matters in human affairs.

The exploration will take place over two months in 4 three-hour sessions at fortnightly intervals and will be delivered through a combination of facilitator presentations, group analyses and participant dialogues.

It will suit people wishing to elevate their thinking and judgment. It will be beneficial to those finding it difficult to create/manage meaningful dialogues and build trust, and having to deal with issues of toxic and rigid organisational cultures.

The Keynes Centre‌‌


Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Tuesday, 18th July 2017

Tuesday, 1st August 2017


Contact The Keynes Centre to secure your place - spaces limited to only 15 attendees.‌‌‌


Additional Teaching Mode Information

Four fortnightly sessions x 3 hours

First Session: Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Time: 18.00-21.00


​Copy of book: A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell, other materials and refreshments  included in course fee

Course Location: The Keynes Centre, (South Mall), UCC


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