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Hendrix earns group facilitation certificate

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  • Hendrix earns group facilitation certification
  • Certificate offered by Arkansas Public Administration Consortium

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LITTLE ROCK — Laura Hendrix, assistant professor of family and consumer economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is among the graduates from the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium’s first 2018 class for its Certified Group Facilitator Program.

Laura Hendrix
CERTIFIED -- Laura Hendrix, assistant professor of family and consumer economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

This program teaches participants how to effectively design, manage, and lead a group to solve problems and meet desired goals

Hendrix graduated May 10, at a ceremony at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock. James L. “Skip” Rutherford III, dean of the Clinton School of Public Service, gave the keynote address which focused on the importance of serving the public.

“Group facilitation is a critical skill for my work with groups including LeadAR, Extension Homemakers, 4-H, and groups of my colleagues,” said Hendrix. “I've also enjoyed the opportunity to facilitate strategic planning sessions, organizational analysis, and planning sessions for other business and non-profit groups.”

The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium offers specialized, affordable professional training and training-related services. The trainings focus on those that serve the public including state, county, and local government employees, elected officials, and non-profit professionals. APAC is a cooperative program of the University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of Arkansas, and Arkansas State University.

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Mary Hightower

The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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