Dr. Edmund R. Buckner completes Harvard University Management Development Program

Debbie Archer | UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Edmund Buckner 2014 FBPINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. 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 (MDP) in Cambridge, Mass.

The MDP offers training to academic deans, associate deans, directors and department heads in higher education that face leadership challenges. 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,” Dr. 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.

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