July 17, 2024


It's Your Education

Social work chief finishes Harvard program

Tamara Speed-Glover, the new Social Operate Department chair at the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, not long ago concluded Harvard University’s Administration Growth System for better education and learning professionals.

Harvard University’s MDP philosophy facilities about members finding out to identify new ways to broadly see their departments, institutions, and the larger schooling neighborhood.

Within just the UAPB University of Arts and Sciences, below the leadership of Dean Andrea Stewart, Speed-Glover provides a prosperity of know-how as the a short while ago hired Social Get the job done Office chair.

A Pine Bluff indigenous and UAPB graduate, Speed-Glover has more than 12 years of direct practice in the field of social do the job.

The Social Operate Department at UAPB prepares learners to implement problem-fixing tactics and intervention strategies as they do the job with diverse persons, people, teams, communities, and organizations in rural and urban configurations.

To progress that goal, Pace-Glover just lately was approved into and attended Harvard’s system.

The MDP is a five-working day application available at the Harvard Graduate College of Instruction (HGSE) campus at Cambridge, Mass.

The program’s goal states that “larger education managers can get the knowledge and insight required to assume far more strategically, equilibrium competing requires, and have interaction in more forward-imagining management methods.”

Workshop modules bundled: 

• Larger Instruction Leadership: The Electrical power and Likely of Reframing

• A Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus

• Creating Belonging, Recognition, Recruitment, and Retention Tactics

• Utilizing Visual Preparing Equipment for Powerful Strategy Improvement

• Hard Selection on Campum s: Economic Reasoning Can Assistance

• Negotiation Skills, Leadership Transitions Entry and Departure

• The Reliable You.

“As a new section chair, I am lucky to have Provost Robert Carr believe in my untapped leadership qualities and send me to this management training program,” Speed-Glover explained. “The connections and interactions proven with other directors from throughout the world at Harvard were equally instrumental. The total encounter supplied intensive instruction that was effective, educational, and believed-provoking. And, I can continue networking with a various and dynamic cohort by means of publish-participant webinars.”

Pace-Glover enrolled into Harvard’s MDP by way of an online software process. The expertise permitted her to share, find out, improve, and walk away with a prosperity of very important details, methods, and procedures that reward the UAPB Social Do the job Section. In addition, her in-individual participation permitted her to master, community, and deepen her operating relationships during the workshop by standard round-table conversations.

As she moves forward in her new part, her intention is to use this working experience and other folks to continue to be an asset to the UAPB Social Get the job done Department, the School of Arts and Sciences, the university, and the Pine Bluff local community.

Tempo-Glover gained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Perform diploma from UAPB in 2009, a Master of Social Operate diploma from Arkansas State College, and a Health practitioner of Philosophy degree in Social Function from Jackson Point out University.

She served as a social operate professor at ASU for additional than six several years and is a licensed certified social employee in Arkansas. Speed-Glover has committed a lot of her time and assistance as a psychological health and fitness therapist for many psychological health companies in Arkansas and Mississippi. Also, she was the 79th Miss College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2008-2009.

Mary Hester-Clifton is with the UAPB Communications business office.