Associate Director of Education
8331 Utica Ave.
Ph: (909) 944-4162
Fax: (909) 944-8545
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The premise of this program is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways. But leadership here is not the transactional vending machine citizens seem to believe about public management.
Our leadership is more transformational in nature. That is to say, the contribution of clerks to municipal leadership changes the perception of colleagues and citizens about the role and purpose of government.
Clerks as Transformational Leaders
From this shift in perception, municipal government transforms itself into a style based on learning and values, rather than strict reliance on procedure and process.
Clerks as transformational leaders change the underlying beliefs and attitudes of government. Leadership dialogues
provide valuable knowledge, vision and understanding to facilitate transformational 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.
Dialogues have been approved by IIMC for two CMC Education Points or two MMC Advanced Education Points (with completion of assessment form). Please refer to the Athenian Leadership Society Policy
for Dialogue Guidelines.