What: Athenian Dialogue Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT

Book: Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

Price: $30.00 per person - includes lunch, does NOT include the price of the book.

Capacity: 25 participants

Registration Deadline: September 17th, 2019

Credits: Municipal clerks may earn 6 CMC or MMC credits hours (equal to 3 CMC or MMC education credits) for participation in this event.

Before you arrive: Read the entire text, take notes in the sections that resonate with you, and bring the book and your notes with you to the dialogue.



        1) Click this link and complete the form: Link to register for Athenian Dialogue

        2) Send a check for $30.00* to the MSU Local Government Center, PO Box 170535,

            Bozeman, MT 59717-0535


Author Sheryl Sandberg details her experience in losing her husband while on vacation and the aftermath of grief, anxiety, and trying to navigate the world of sudden single-parenthood. Her story and lessons learned provide us with an example of what resilence, self-care, and acceptance of a new normal can provide to those dealing with traumatic or life changing situations. She shows us that we don't have to be perfect or react in the "appropriate" way to overcome and thrive in our lives when Option A is no longer available.

The book is available through amazon.com and often at local book stores.

Athenian Dialogues are educational events that allow clerks to explore leadership theory, practice, and principles. In the context of Daring Greatly, participants will discuss the book’s themes and key ideas, and apply that information to their role as a leader in their community and municipal organization. Join us to further cultivate your leadership skills and connect with fellow clerks.

The facilitator for this Athenian Dialogue is Ashley Kent, associate specialist with the Local Government Center at Montana State University Extension.


Montana State University Extension Local Government Center   IIMC