Event - CPD Training Course

The Sustainability Challenges facing the Irish Dairy Sector (21-22 November 2019)

 Invitation to UCC/ICOS CPD Training Course

University College Cork and the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society are proud to invite you to a high-level two-day training event on environmental sustainability, which is the greatest challenge facing the future of farming and the dairy sector. This course affords a unique opportunity for co-operative board directors and senior management to engage with the leading policy, industry and academic experts in the area of the environment.

The objective of the course is for co-operative directors and senior management, as industry leaders to evaluate and develop solutions and approaches that will enable the Irish dairy sector to respond positively to the pressing challenges related to environmental sustainability. The dairy sector is facing increasing compliance, regulatory and societal challenges across a spectrum of issues including climate change, water quality, ammonia emissions, biodiversity and animal welfare.

Don’t miss this opportunity to understand the challenges facing the dairy sector and their implications for milk suppliers and co-op businesses.

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Programme of Events


 UCC/ICOS CPD Training Day Programme of Events Day 1


UCC/ICOS CPD Training Day Programme of Events Day 2

Who should attend?

 All co-operative directors including graduates of the UCC/ICOS Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) and also senior co-operative managment.

Course Fee

The cost of the course is €280 which includes lectures, course manual, refreshment breaks, lunches and an evening dinner. The course is co-funded through ICOS Skillnet.


The event will be held in the Cork University Business School, UCC, Centre for Executive Education, 1 Lapp's Quay, Cork City. (please note this venue is in Cork City and not on the main UCC Campus - Google map of the venue is available below).


CUBS, Centre for Executive Education, 1 Lapps Quay, Cork City



To Register

Please contact Mary McCarthy-Buckley or Eamonn Farrell at the details below. Alternatively please complete the UCC/ICOS CPD Training Course Registration Form 2019 and email/post it to the contact details below.

Mary McCarthy-Buckley


Food Industry Training Unit

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences College of Science,Engineering and Food Science

University College Cork

email m.mccarthybuckley@ucc.ie

tel 021 490 3363 / 086 825 2210


Eamonn Farrell

Agri Food PolicyExecutive

Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd

The Plunkett House

84 Merrion Square

Dublin 2

email eamonn.farrell@icos.ie

tel 01 6131 343

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Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork