Mediation Skills Training via Zoom

An Introduction to Farm Succession, Inheritance and Farm Progression Conversations

Presented by Clare O’Keeffe, Succession Ireland

Macra Agricultural Skillnet are delighted to partner with Clare O’Keeffe, Nuffield Scholar, Certified Farm Transition Coordinator and Mediator in delivering this introductory programme on soft skills communication within the agricultural sector. The course will incorporate skills training in navigating challenging farm family succession, inheritance and farm progression conversations. It is open to all who work in the agri sector and who are impacted by succession- farmers and successors, sales and banking staff, accountants, consultants and all who work in an advisory and professional role with farmers and farm families.

Training content:

  • Farmer, family and the farm business identity. Intertwined complexities.
  • Understanding the journey to date – listening skills.
  • Generational communication differences. Values and beliefs.
  • Addressing assumptions, expectations, entitlements. Asset rich and cash poor, non-discussions.

Outcomes of the training

  • identify the emotional, cognitive and physical challenges facing individual farm families
  • understanding the process and value of open questions. Appreciating the skill of listening to understand each person and their story.
  • develop a deeper understanding and empathy of complex conversations pertaining to the agricultural and rural communities.
  • incorporate and sustain self-care and reflective practice.

Delivered online over Zoom on

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday 6th February 2024
  • Tuesday 16th April 2024
  • Tuesday 4th June 2024

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Cost: €50.00 per partipcants with an extra surcharge of €35 for non-members of Macra na Feirme or our associate partners.

Your Trainer

  • Clare O’Keeffe. Nuffield Scholar, Certified Farm Transition Coordinator & Mediator
  • B.A. Econ., M. Agr. Sc Extension & Innovation.

CPD: This training qualifies for 2 CPD points on course completion.

Testimonials on the training
What did you find most valuable for you as part of the course?

  • “The background to succession decisions on farm”
  • “Learning tips, setting agendas & ground rules”
  • “How to deal with mediation. The skill set required. The importance of asking the correct question”
  • “How to prep before a meeting”

Course numbers will be limited to 20 participants per course. Each course is a stand-alone course where each group of participants may share the learning within their own group.

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer or Revolut.
Payment and receipt of the completed booking form secures booking.
For further enquiries call 086 6013365

Cancellation: If cancelled 14 days in advance of the course commencing, a full refund will be returned less an administration cost of €25.00. No refund if cancelled less than 14 days to course commencing. However, a substitute person may attend the full course instead with an administration charge of €25.00.

The trainer retains the right to cancel or postpone the course in the event that there are not sufficient numbers booked.


Ballyclough, Mallow , Co. Cork.

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