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2022 Mid-year Athenian Leadership Dialogue (ALD) Information

OAMR is excited to offer an Athenian Leadership Dialogue (ALD) during this Conference.

This ALD will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the ALD is $75. ALDs are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

The Athenian Leadership Dialogue is based on the book, A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell. This is an amazing book with lots of twists, turns, themes, and excitement. This ALD will be facilitated by Peggy Hawker.

An Amazon Best Book of April 2019: In this fast-paced biography Sonia Purnell tells the story of Virginia Hall, an American spy who worked undercover in France during World War II for Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). Hall’s story is a surprising one: she began her life in the United States with a mother who wished for the perfect debutante. Hall, however, was more comfortable studying languages, and found herself living abroad and working for the State Department when she lost half her leg in a hunting accident. This setback didn’t slow down Hall at all: she named her wooden prosthetic Cuthbert, drove ambulances in France, and was recruited by a recently formed SOE as a spy in occupied France. Hall posed as a newspaper reporter, enlisting civilians for the French Resistance and establishing an underground network of allies and becoming one of the most important spies during World War II. Purnell does an amazing job bringing Hall’s exploits to life and has crafted a gripping and cinematic biography for an unsung hero of wartime espionage. --Alison Walker


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