Workshops & Training

MTCCA's Athenian Dialogue: Finding Me sponsored by Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association - 5/31/23 - 6/1/23

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Dates: Two 3.5-hour sessions – Wednesday, May 31, 2023 & Thursday, June 1, 2023
Location: Interactive Zoom Meeting
Time:  9:00am-12:30pm
Cost:  MTCCA Member: $60; Non-Member: $80 (Does not include the price of the book; book must be purchased independently)
Facilitator: Dawn Michanowicz, MMC, CMMC

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Please Note:

Class size is limited to 30 participants. Deadline to register is May 19, 2023.

Participants must obtain and read the book before class.

Worth 3 points towards CMC or MMC after completion of essay assessment.

Participants must attend both days in their entirety to receive full credit.


Course Information:

What is an Athenian Dialogue?

Athenian Dialogues explore leadership principles and practice, drawing on the insights contained in a book that alt 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. Participants must maintain a video and audio connection for the entire duration of the dialogue.

About our book, from the author:  In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me. As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you. Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

About our Facilitator, Dawn Michanowicz, MMC, CMMC:

Dawn has been a candidate for the US Foreign Service, owned both an import/export business and a dance studio.  Today she is a Certified Practitioner of Energy Medicine TM and Reiki.  She teaches stress management techniques to individuals and large groups and is a popular Facilitator who brings creativity, joy and humor to Athenain Dialogues she leads.


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*Registrants will receive their Zoom registration, including meeting details and the link to access the webinar, no later than 24 hours in advance.



Cancellation notification must be provided in writing. Cancellations received after 5/26 at 9am will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Please complete this form to cancel your registration: If you have questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428 or


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