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. Participants can also obtain points towards their CMC and MMC certification. 

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


April Sousa, CMC
Athenian Leadership Dialogue Chair 
Board Secretary
McKinleyville Community Services District

[email protected] 


Dates: (Check CCAC Events Calendar)   

August 7/8
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October 3
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October 30/31
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      Registration is $75.  Attendees are required to purchase and read the book prior to the Dialogue.

Points towards MMC (or CMC) Certification:

     3 CMC/MMC points

Undaunted - Jackie Speier
October 19, 2019 - San Carlos