Workshops & Training

Athenian Dialogue: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Sponsored by: Maine Town & City Clerks' Association
Date(s): 6/5/2024 - 6/6/2024
Location: Interactive Zoom Meeting
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm EACH DAY
Presenter(s): Dawn Michanowicz, MMC, CMMC
Cost: MTCCA Member: $60 | Non-Member: $80 (Does not include the price of the book; book must be purchased independently)

Training for: Clerk, MTCCA


Two 3.5-hour sessions - Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6
Class size is limited to 30 participants. Deadline to register is May 24, 2024.

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?

These dialogues explore leadership principles and ethics of a character[s] in a pre-approved book. With a maximum of 30 people, we share our professional and personal experiences as they relate to the content of the book. We examine our role as leaders, as mentors in our community and seek solutions or shortcuts to improve difficult situations.


About our book: In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, or hurtful as standing on the outside looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful vision for letting ourselves be seen.


About our Facilitator, Dawn Michanowicz, MMC, CMMC:

Dawn is a popular facilitator who brings creativity, joy and humor to her dialogues. She has worked 20 years in local government before retiring as a Master Town Clerk in Massachusetts. Raised overseas, her dream was to join the US Foreign Service. In the 1970’s discrimination against women prevented that. After college she moved to New York City, eventually starting her own import/export company. When her health began to fail, she discovered holistic modalities that changed her life. Today she is an Advanced Practitioner of Energy Medicine. She readily shares her mindfulness nuggets in her seminars.  See more at www.SacredMountain/dialogues


Confirmation and Zoom link:

Registrants will receive their Zoom link and meeting details directly from the facilitator no later than 24 hours in advance. An official workshop confirmation from MMA will follow with further instructions and access to meeting materials. 

Please reach out to if you have not received your link the day prior to the training.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted using this Cancellation form to cancel your registration for an event. Cancellations received on/after 5/31/24 will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Any registrant who does not attend and does not cancel their registration (i.e., no-show) and any cancellation received the day of the event (6/5/24) will be charged the full registration fee.

Exceptions to this policy will not be considered.


Certificates of attendance are provided by the Instructor.



You will need to create a login to the MTCCA’s Ebiz registration platform to register for this training, through the Maine Municipal Association’s website. Follow the instructions below (if you don't already have an MMA web login):

Step: 1 - Navigate to the MMA website at 

Step: 2 – Select the Register option on the MMA homepage  

Step: 3 – Complete and submit the register New User form 


Once you’ve submitted the new user registration form, the MMA database team will activate and provide sign on credentials, this process can take between 24-48 hours. 

If you require further assistance, please call (207)623-8428 ext. 5555 (Personify database team) 

(NOTE - This is not an MTCCA membership account)



You can pay online via credit card or you can mail your payment to:


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Augusta, Maine 04330


If you have questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428 or


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