Athenian Leadership Dialogue Information

2019 OAMR Mid-Year Athenian Leadership Dialogue

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M
RiverHouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
by Shonda Rhimes

Facilitated by Anthony J. Mejia, MMC, City Clerk, Palm Springs, CA

This session will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the session is $75.00 and includes lunch.

Athenian Leadership Dialogues are conversations that go beyond the usual knowledge recall and application process familiar to all recorders 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 recorders 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 recorders 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. Participants devote six hours to a Dialogue and come away intellectually enriched by this communication experience.

Participation in an Athenian Leadership Dialogue requires the purchase and reading of the book prior to the sessionYear of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
by Shonda Rhimes
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Questions should be directed to Peggy Hawker, at, or by telephone at 541.574.0613.

Hotel Information

RiverHouse on the Deschutes in Bend
2850 Rippling River Court
Bend, OR 97701

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or call  (866) 453-4480 and be sure to mention you’re with OAMR.

Group rate:  $113.00 plus 17.2 % tax/fees

(Note there will also be a Mid-Year Academy on April 5, 2019)

Rooms will only be held until March 8 before they are released to the general public.

Room Sharing & Carpooling

Sharing a room and/or carpooling is not all about saving dollars, it is, however, one of the easiest ways to make friends…and it is these connections that you will cherish long after you return home.

Please complete the form below to be added to the list of attendees seeking a roommate and/or carpool. Once assigned, you and your travel friend will be responsible to make arrangements and hotel reservation at the RiverHouse. 

Room Sharing & Carpooling Form 

Please return form no later than February 28, 2019, to:
Anna Ruggles, City of Forest Grove, 503.992.3235

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