The premise of this program is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways.
July 14, 2019
Facilitated by Anita Doucette
Town Clerk, Harwich, MA 02645
John F. Kennedy on Leadership:
The Lessons & Legacy of a President
by John A. Barnes
Today’s business leaders have much in common with President Kennedy. They face monumental decisions in unpredictable times; their actions have implications far beyond their own organizations; and they are judged mercilessly and incessantly by both their constituents and the media.
The book’s illustration of management principles coupled with the drama of the Presidency of John Kennedy and his place in history provide a powerful demonstration of the fundamental principles of effective leadership.
- Pre-work: Read the book
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
Elected in 1992, Anita has served as the Town Clerk for the Town of Harwich, Massachusetts for twenty-six years.
She is a member of the Cape & Island Town Clerk’s Association, the Massachusetts Municipal Clerks Association, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Anita has served as the Treasurer of the Cape & Islands Town Clerk’s Association, and has served on the Executive Board, the Education Committee, as Chairman for the Massachusetts Town Clerks Association. In addition, Anita has served on the Board of the New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy (NEMCI), and she remains active in these associations today, currently serving as the President of the Cape & Islands Town Clerk’s Association.
Mrs. Doucette received her Municipal Clerk Certification through the Massachusetts Municipal Clerk Association in 1999, and became a Certified Municipal Clerk in 1997, and a Master Municipal Clerk in 2005, also through the IIMC. Anita has a commitment to life-long learning and became a Fellow and was later inducted into the Athenian Leadership Society in 2017.
She is proud to have been approved as a Facilitator for the IIMC Athenian Dialogue program.
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New England Municipal Clerks' Institute & Academy
The Athenian Leadership Society is an advanced IIMC Leadership Development Program.
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.