September 27, 2021 - September 29, 2021 @ Virtual
Hosted by: Maine Municipal Association
Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage by Richard Stengel
Facilitator: Dawn Michanowicz, MMC
Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before. In Mandela’s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which “the grandfather of South Africa” was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often “both,” how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives satisfaction like our own garden. This uplifting book captures the spirit of this extraordinary man—warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader—and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we will leave behind.
September 10, 2021 - October 29, 2021 @ via Zoom
The Fall 2021 Delaware Municipal Clerks Institute is a 40-hour program consisting of seven and a half session days: September 10, 17 (half-day/afternoon only), 24, and October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. The Institute will be hosted virtually through Zoom.
July 9, 2021 - October 20, 2021 @ Virtual
July 21 from 9–1:30 & July 22 from 9–11: 1st Year: Taking leadership to the next level: Enhancing our leadership competencies and understanding and maximizing our communication style (4.5 hrs)
Aug. 4 from 9-11:30 & Aug. 5 from 9–11: 2nd Year: Maximizing our potential: Understanding our values and our leadership strengths (4.5 hrs)
Aug. 25 from 9-11:30 & Aug. 26 from 9–11: Advanced: The Power of Presence (4.5 hrs)
Sessions designated for the full learning community. Attendance by all participants is required for these four sessions:
Sept. 8 from 9–11:30 & Sept. 9 from 9–11: Conducting successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid world (Management) (4.5 hrs)
Sept. 22 from 9–11 & Sept. 23 from 9–11: Media relations and the Clerk: Knowing what to say, when and how to say it (Professional) (4 hrs)
Oct. 13 from 9–12: Diversity Uncovered: A look at implicit and explicit biases (Leadership) (3 hrs)
Oct. 20 from 9–11: Final Academy wrap-up & community session (2 hrs)