NEMCI&A Handbook

​Please read the handbook in its entirety, it contains a plethora of helpful information. Included are forms that are important for all students to review. Please complete & submit all forms as instructed.

NEMCI&A Policy Manual

​Follow the link for the NEMCI&A policy manual. The manual includes a comprehensive explanation of all policies and procedures.

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New England Municipal Clerks' Institute & Academy

IIMC Athenian Leadership Society Informational Guide

The Athenian Leadership Society is an advanced IIMC Leadership Development Program.

2020 Athenian Flyer and Assessment

What is an Athenian Dialogue?

The premise of this program is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways. 

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Athenian Dialogue

What is an Athenian dialogue?

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 insights contained in a book that all participants have read.... The Athenian Dialogue course requires that the book is read prior to participating in the course.

Cost is $125 for the Athenian Dialogue only on Sunday

Cost per night for food and lodging for Athenian only participants is $85.

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

by Mary S. Lovell

Sunday July 17, 2022 9:30am - 5pm (with 3 breaks)

Cost:   $125 (Includes lunch)

Payable to: NEMCI&A

Participants must obtain and read the book or the audio before class: worth 3 points towards CMC or MMC.                                               


Our Facilitator, Dawn Michanowicz, MMC was a candidate for the US Foreign Service, studied for her Masters degree in international law at Kent State, owned an import/export business in Manhattan and raised a family of four children. After 20 years working in public service, she retired as Town Clerk in Massachusetts. You may also know her through her calming mindfulness seminars; she is a Certified Practitioner of Energy MedicineTM and Reiki. Through her shared passions of helping others and her love of reading, she is a popular facilitator who brings creativity, joy and humor to her classes.