Buckner completes Harvard management program


Edmund R. Buckner, associate dean for research and Extension at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, recently completed the Harvard University Management Development Program in Cambridge, Mass.

The two-week program provides tools and insight to help administrators think more strategically, balance competing demands and spend time providing forward-thinking leadership.

“Completing the Harvard Management Development Program will help me to develop additional tools and strategies to facilitate growth within the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences,” Buckner said.

Effective leadership training, developing high functioning teams, analyzing financial data and fund allocation, ethical dimensions of educational leadership and functioning as an effective change agent are among the program’s objectives.