Our evidence-based Transformative Thinking methodology is grounded in theoretical and empirical research about how people construct and make sense of their activities and how they can create the mind-capacity to meet today’s challenges, not only as professionals and citizens, but also, indirectly, as partners and parents.

This has been developed by our director Professor Connell Fanning and applied for many years to consistent and wide acclaim in Doctoral Business and Executive Programmes at University College Cork.

Transformative Thinking has been crafted around the powerful ideas of a selection of renowned source thinkers across a variety of fields, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, Biology, and Political Science. It initiates a line of thought, a journey of continuing development that will lead towards Well-Constructed Minds.

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Transformative Thinking
Our approach also utilises the power of dialogue in four ways:
These Dialogues will stimulate you to form your own, new vision and are facilitated in such a way as to make a difference for you.
Advisory Note:
Our programmes are designed to trans-form How People Think, including about themselves as professionals, about how they relate to others in organisations and otherwise, and how they make sense of the world and construct their realities. By choosing to join such programmes participants accept responsibility that they are engaging in Transformative Thinking experiences with the intention of changing how they think and that change programmes can be challenging to status-quo approaches.
As a key element of our approach are Dialogues with others – to explore together how we think and to examine diverse viewpoints – participants have the freedom of thought and speech, which might not apply elsewhere, to support the open sharing and exploration of views for the benefit of all. Participants in all our sessions respect the ‘Chatham House Rule’ (in our version here) to ensure this freedom: Participants are free to use ideas and information discussed in sessions but not in any way that identifies the participants or any of their affiliations and organisations (Accordingly, note-taking, for example should be confined to ideas and information only, not speakers; and recordings should not be made during the sessions as these would identify speakers).
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