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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.
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.
To learn more about Hendix’s work, visit https://www.uaex.uada.edu/life-skills-wellness/personal-finance/.
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 ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org