Course Detail: AD
Athenian Leadership Dialogue are conversations that go beyond the usual knowledge recall and application process familiar to all municipal clerks in training institutes and conferences. They are unique because they explore leadership principles and practice, drawing on the insights contained in a book that all participants have read. Dialogue 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 Society is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways. Leadership here is not the transactional vending machine citizens seem to believe about public management. 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. Clerk leadership is more transformational in nature, it allows for municipal leadership change in the perception of colleagues and citizens about the role and purpose of government. Participants devote a full day to a Dialogue and come away intellectually enriched by this communication experience. Participants will obtain 3 points towards their International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) education points.