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Athenian Leadership Dialogues


Athenian Leadership 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 Leadership 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 Leadership Dialogues, please visit the IIMC Website at


Anthony J. Mejia, MMC
Athenian Leadership Dialogue Chair 
City Clerk 
City of Palm Springs
(951) 941-1538
[email protected]

Dates: (Check CCAC Event Calendar)   
Click here for a tentative 2018 CCAC Athenian Leadership Dialogue schedule!

March 23
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April 6
Morgan Hill
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April 17
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May 18
San Bernardino
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June 16
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      Attendees are required to purchase and read their own books prior to the Dialogue.
      Effective January 1, 2018, registration will be reduced from $100 to $75.

Points towards MMC (or CMC) Certification:

     3 CMC/MMC points

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