What: Athenian Dialogue

When: Sunday, May 1st, 2022

9:00 am - 3:30 pm    

Where: GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT 

Book: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Price: $35.00 (does NOT include the book, participants are responsible for obtaining and reading the book prior to the Dialogue) 

Capacity: 25 participants

Registration Deadline: April 20, 2022

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 to complete the registration form: Registration

2) Follow this link to pay the $35.00 registration fee for this Athenian Dialogue: Online payment link


Inspriation for one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, Shawn Achor's book The Happiness Advantage explores how the conventional formula for happiness, work hard and then one will earn happiness, is backwards. He shows us how to reframe our thinking to be happy first which will improve our performance at work, decrease our stress, and make us better leaders, colleagues, partners, and parents.

The book is available through amazon.com and often at local book stores. Participants are responsible for obtaining and reading the book prior to the dialogue.

Athenian Dialogues are 6-hour educational events that allow participants to explore leadership theory, practice, and principles. In the context of Leaders Eat Last, 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.

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


Montana State University Extension Local Government Center   IIMC