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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.

Find out more

Course fee: €300

2023 Modules - click here for details

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

 2023 CECRA Training Schedule

DateModule TitleModule NumberVenueRegister
June 7 & 8 Self & Time Management 5 Teagasc, Tullamore  
June 8, 15 & 16 (3 days)  Mediation - Facilitating Difficult Conversations   13 Teagasc, Moorepark    
June 20 & 21 Facilitation and Discussion Group Management  9 Teagasc, Ballyhaise  
June 21 & 22 Teamwork and Team Leadership 3 Teagasc, Tullamore
June 22nd & 23rd Marketing & Public Relations 10 Teagasc, Athenry  
September 12th & 13th  Personality Development | My advisory Profile  Teagasc, Oak Park   
September 14th  & 15th  Facilitation and Discussion Group Management  Teagasc, Athenry   
September 27th & 28th  Communication | Client Relations 2 Teagasc, Oak Park  
October 3rd & 4th Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 4 Teagasc, Oak Park  
October 5th & 6th Extension Methods 7 Teagasc, Moorepark  

CECRA Certification