Athenian Dialogue - Hidden Figures
|Dates:||June 3-4, 2021 Alternate Course Dates|
|Meets:||Th and F from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern, 2 sessions|
|Location:||Live Online via Zoom|
Book Selection - Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rulers, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. (368 pages)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Mountain
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific
with a 20-minute break each day
Facilitator: Jane Long, Ed.D.
Dr. Jane Long currently serves as the Manager of Learning, Staff Development and Talent at the American Dental Association, providing development opportunities to 400+ staff members. For more than 17 years, she worked with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) creating online learning opportunities and most recently served as the Director of Professional Development for five years.
Prior to her work with nonprofits, Dr. Long spent 18 years in higher education as both a faculty member and high-level administrator. She has presented over 100 interactive education sessions at national, state, and local conferences and taught online and on campus for several colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Long is an experienced Athenian Dialogue facilitator and finds much joy in interacting with clerks through the book discussions.
The book must be purchased separately on your own. Please read the entire book prior to the session. Athenian Dialogues will be held live online using Zoom meetings. VCU will provide you with a link where you can connect through your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android device. We encourage full participation and require that all clerks have their cameras on and be seen for the entire session.
To earn International Institute of Municipal Clerk (IIMC) education points, participants must fully participate and successfully complete a written assessment no later than two weeks after the conclusion of the session and submit it to the dialogue facilitator for review and approval.
To earn an "attendance only" certificate toward your fellow application to the IIMC Athenian Leadership Society, clerks must fully participate in the entire dialogue.
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You may cancel your registration up until May 27, 2021, and receive a full refund minus a $35 credit card processing fee. After that date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be received via email at email@example.com
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