Mediation Skills Training in navigating challenging farm family succession

Agricultural Sector Soft Skills Training for Farm Succession

Presented by Clare O’Keeffe, Succession Ireland

In-person, 2-day course followed up with 1-hour post-training with your community of practitioners online.

  • Dates: 18th and 19th April
  • Time:  9.30am- 4.30pm 
  • Venue: Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney  
  • Course cost- to include course materials, refreshments and lunch each day is €290

Agricultural sector soft skills training, presented by Clare O’Keeffe, Nuffield Scholar, Certified Farm Transition Coordinator and Mediator and Enda Geoghan, Teagasc Advisor and qualified Mediator at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on 18th and 19th April.

Training content

This programme is an advanced agricultural mediation skills programme simplified in a step-by-step process. The programme is specifically targeted to front-line ag. professionals and agricultural consultants focusing on the economic, social and environmental impact within succession planning conversations in the agricultural sector.

Participants will build on existing skills and develop their facilitative capabilities in a highly interactive learning environment.

Aims and Objectives

  • Normalising succession and challenging conversations using mediation skills.
  • Creating awareness and understanding of the cognitive, emotional and physical challenges facing farmers and farm families.
  • Facilitate and hold the space when faced with emotionally challenging conversations.
  • Incorporate self-care and reflective practice strategies.

This programme will provide those who currently engage with farmers and agricultural asset owners with tools and strategies to address the complex issue of succession planning through a practical yet pragmatic approach.

The programme will allow the application of theory and practice to the ongoing activities aligned with succession conversations. Role play will be incorporated throughout the training.

Programme modules include;

  • Understanding the journey to date – listening and paraphrasing skills.
  • Farmer, family and the farm business identify the intertwined complexities.
  • Generational differences. Values and beliefs.

The AEIOU model will be incorporated into this agricultural mediation training.

  • Addressing assumptions, Asset rich and cash poor. Aware of WATNA
  • Expectations, entitlements. Equal/fair. Environmental sustainability
  • Income, investing and identity
  • Opportunities and outcomes
  • United as a family

This training will:

  • Create an appetite and appreciation for communication skills within farming and the agri sector.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of complex conversations pertaining to the agricultural and rural communities.
  • Incorporate and sustain self-care and reflective practice.

Ballyclough, Mallow , Co. Cork.

022 27915

086 601 3365


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