UCC CPD courses

Reading for Transformation Book Circle

Course Fact File
Duration24 hours over 8 months
QualificationsCert of Attendance
NFQ LevelN/A
Fees€495.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

Boardroom, UCC Business Research Centre, 13 South Mall

Start Date30th September 2019



This engaging series of developmental experiences uses thought-provoking books to support Transformative Thinking to grow meaning-making capabilities in a challenging and supportive space. This unique personal professional development approach grows meaning-making capabilities through its small group and round table format which harnesses the power of shared readings and stimulating dialogues.


The Group Dialogues, taking place over 8 months in three-hour sessions monthly, will utilise combinations of facilitator presentations, group and partner dialogues, journaling and other modes of reflection.


It will benefit participants wishing to elevate how they manage themselves and also how they relate to others through their critical thinking, strategic thinking, and team skills. Participants will develop new ways of understanding how they operate and their impacts on others. It will be beneficial to those finding it difficult to create and manage meaningful dialogues, build trust, and deal with issues of organisational cultures.

Time: 6pm - 9pm 

30.09.2019 – Orientation Session

04.11.2019 – Book 1 Discussion Session

25.11.2019 – Book 2 Discussion Session

27.01.2020 – Book 3 Discussion Session

24.02.2020 – Book 4 Discussion Session

30.03.2020 – Book 5 Discussion Session

27.04.2020 – Book 6 Discussion Session

25.05.2020 - Capstone Session

Additional Teaching Mode Information

8 Monthly Group Sessions

3 Hours per session


​Who teaches this course

Prof. Connell Fanning, The Keynes Centre, UCC


Applicants who wish to elevate their critical thinking, strategic thinking, and team building skills.

Fees and Costs


Fee non-refundable once allocated as places are limited. 

How To Apply

Applications Now Open: See link below

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