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Athenian Dialogues

 

Athenian Dialogues are conversations that go beyond the usual knowledge recall and application process familiar to all municipal clerks in training seminars.  They are unique because they explore leadership principles and practice, drawing on the insights contained in a book that all participants have read. Dialogues are conversations in which clerks share their experience and understanding as it relates to the ideas of the author and the relevance of those ideas to their public leadership role.

The premise of the Athenian Dialogue is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways. The interest and involvement of the participants, as well as the author's specific focus and emphasis, require that the facilitator move with purpose using language of meaning, feeling, and power.

Participants devote a full day (6 hours) to a Dialogue and come away intellectually enriched by this  communication experience and participants can obtain points towards their CMC and MMC certification for a very reasonable cost. 

For more information regarding Athenian Dialogues, please visit the IIMC Website at IIMC.com.

Contact:

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Anthony J. Mejia, MMC
Athenian Dialogue Chair 
Chief City Clerk 
City of South Pasadena
(626) 403-7232

email: amejia@southpasadenaca.gov

Location:      

       Various Host Cities

Dates: (Check CCAC Event Calendar)   
Click here for a tentative 2017 CCAC Athenian Dialogue schedule!

September 23
 Sacramento
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October 6
 Arcata
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 October 27
 Escondido
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November 4
 Atascadero
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December 8
Claremont
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Cost:

      Attendees are required to purchase and read their own books prior to the dialogue.
      Registration is $100 and included lunch.

Points towards MMC (or CMC) Certification:

     3 CMC/MMC points

August Athenian Dialogue - When Character was King - A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan
Pre-Dialogue Tour of the Reagan Library with Chuck Tokar, Simi Valley, California 

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Updated: October 24, 2016