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CECRA is a competence development programme for advisers and consultants working in rural areas that combines practical training with tried and tested advisory techniques.

What is CECRA?

CECRA stands for Certificate for European Consultants in Rural Areas and is a competence development programme for advisors and consultants. The aim of the programme is to create a standard within advisory skills across Europe. CECRA helps participants to improve their advisory and extension techniques. Teagasc is an approved provider of CECRA training in Ireland. A series of advisory skills training modules have been developed for an Irish context and are now available for consultants and advisors in Ireland.

What are the benefits?

  • Participants develop their skills and knowledge in advisory techniques as well as self-development.
  • Strong practical training centred on participants needs
  • Learn about independent planning, implementation and evaluation of individuals and groups, educational events and projects.
  • Reflect on the professional activities in your various consulting and training roles and develop your personality profile on an ongoing basis.
  • Meet like-minded colleagues and establish a transnational network.
  • You acquire additional methodological knowledge that will increase your success in your advisory and extension activities.
  • More...

Find out more

Course fee: €300

If you have a question about any of the courses above please email connected@teagasc.ie .

2018 CECRA Training Schedule

Simply click on the module title to register.

Module TitleModuleVenueDate
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
Learn the skill of presentation and how to structure a technical lecture. Learn how to manage disturbances.
4 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 30 - 31 January 2018
Communications and Relationship Building in Advisory Work
Develop your skills as a communicator through active listening and question techniques. Learn how to build and manage professional relationships.
2 Teagasc, Oak Park, Co. Carlow 15 - 16 February 2018
Self and Time Management
Learn how to set priorities and organise your work and reflect on and refine your own work behaviour.
5 Teagasc, Tullamore, Co. Offaly 20 - 21 February 2018
Team work and team leadership
Learn the principles of team leadership and how to effectively assemble, use and motivate teams.
3 Teagasc, Oak Park, Co. Carlow 28 February - 1 March 2018
Personality Development / My Profile as an Advisor
Understand your style as an advisor and identify areas that you can develop further.
1 Teagasc, Oak Park, Co. Carlow 8 - 9 March 2018
Marketing and Public Relations
Learn how to successfully promote yourself and your business using various communication media and channels.
10 Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway 13 - 14 March 2018
Facilitation and Discussion Group Management
Learn the principles of group faciliation and how to successfull apply a variety of techniques.
9 Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork 13 - 14 March 2018
Self and Time Management
Learn how to set priorities and organise your work and reflect on and refine your own work behaviour.
5 Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway 12 - 13 June 2018