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Are You Ready for Some Socratic Challenges and the Athenian Project?

Wednesday, October 23 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM


Two lines in the Athenian Oath sometimes get overlooked yet offer a very personal challenge to public servants, “We will never bring disgrace on this our City by an act of dishonesty or cowardice. We will fight for the ideals and Sacred Things of the City both alone and with many.” As individuals who have chosen a profession guided by ethical expectations, how do you find and use your voice at the local, state, or federal level to live up to the ideals encouraged within the oath and also expressed in its ending, “Thus, in all these ways, we will transmit this City not only, not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us." As part of the newly established Athenian Project, four important issues were identified and incorporated as “Socratic Challenges”: balancing the tension between personal and professional integrity; sociotechnical disruption; public service in the future; and continuous community building. Learn about the Athenian Project and join members of the inaugural project group for an interactive discussion about these important and challenging themes. Long-term members who want to enhance and energize their leadership legacy may find inspiration here. 1, 5, 6

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Kate Fitzpatrick, Town Manager, Town of Needham, Needham, MA
Speaker: Michael Land, City Manager, City of Coppell, Coppell, TX
Speaker: Peggy Merriss, CEO, Merriss Management and Leadership Consulting , Decatur, GA


The MTAS Model: A Partnership with the Cities of Tennessee, the State, the Municipal League, and the University of Tennessee

Wednesday, October 23 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM


Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), housed within the Institute for Public Service at the University of Tennessee, works one-on-one and face-to-face with the 345 municipalities in the state to provide training, research, and technical assistance. Learn how MTAS does this, how it is structured, and the benefits to cities. Participants will learn enough of the history to grasp how they might propose the model to their state. 8, 11

MODERATORS & SPEAKERS
Speaker: Margaret Norris, Executive Director, UT-Municipal Technical Advisory Service, Knoxville, TN