We live in a world in the flux of moving to globalised, digital economies and societies. Business, economy, politics, and society are in transitional phases to a greater degree of complexity and uncertainty.

Development of How We Think, with multiple and enlarged perspectives, is needed for the greater understanding and responsibility to meet individual, organisational and social challenges.

Join us in the Keynes Centre for Transformational Leadership Experiences to achieve your own professional transformation – the essential for modern leadership and organisational development.



Leadership is Insight. Our approach focuses on capabilities for insight into people, their situation, and prospects, since bundles of skills, habits, traits, characteristics, behaviours or positions by themselves do not give insights.


Leadership Minds generate their own insights rather than relying on those of others. They are well-constructed, independent minds. This can be deliberately achieved and is open to all at any stage of life. The potential is always there.


Leadership Experiences are methods for growing insight potential. Focused on How We Think, they lead to awareness from which insights arise and develop a life-long basis for operating insightfully with confidence.

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”

John Maynard Keynes

Our Experiences

Leadership Alumni Experiences

This has been the most transformative development experience of my life.

Michael O’Dea Principal Consultant and Director at BCM Risk Solutions Ltd

“The Keynes Centre offers a different approach to learning that is of huge value: the gentle challenging of our assumptions as well as the developing of critical thinking. It leads to lifelong habit changes. I’m taking a lot of time to reflect and view things from different angles.”

Susan Steele Chair, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

“Connell taught me that the thought process used to tackle a situation is key. Everything I do in work now is thoroughly thought out. I sit back for a second and think about it – my decisions are framed differently in my head now. This unique method of thinking changed how I make decisions.”

Donal Downey Senior Director, Global External Manufacturing, Dell Technologies

“Connell showed me the importance of actually using a theory to understand something. His choice of theorists was also interesting as they brought different viewpoints. It impressed me that academic theories could be so useful.”

Colman Kirby Director, Global Support Center, Dell Technologies

“Prof. Fanning’s innovative system of adult mental development brings about a new awareness, clarity and a framework that enhances effectiveness in any professional environment. I would urge any executive wanting to operate at a higher level to participate in a Keynes Centre Programme.”

Dr. Niall O’Keeffe Chief Executive for Economic Development, St Helena Island, South Atlantic.

“Through Transformative Thinking, Connell led me to re-examine material, not just interpret information at face-value, and question more. I learnt how to ask questions and challenge ideas and also became more aware of my thoughts.”

Kevin Twomey Chief Solutions Architect, Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Dell Technologies

“I found Professor Connell Fanning’s insights into leadership thought provoking and empowering – they made me question how I was functioning in my everyday professional life, and allowed me to see how I could improve my performance.”

Liz Dunphy Journalist at the Evening Echo

Contact Us

UCC Business Centres, 13 South Mall, Cork, Ireland – T12 KW86
(+353) 021 4658606