This third and final in-person meeting for the 2017 LCLD Fellows will take place at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, LA, Thursday, March 1 - Saturday, March 3, 2018.


Please register to attend the meeting and reserve your hotel room. This is a two-part process in which you must:

  1. Register to attend the meeting by completing the sign-up form below. Although registration will remain open until the meeting begins, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible. See below for an outline of the meeting agenda; a detailed PDF version is available in the "Resources" section at the bottom of the page.
  2. Make hotel reservations. Click here to book your room at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans by Thursday, February 8, 2018, to take advantage of the LCLD conference rate of $279 per night. This special hotel rate will be available until LCLD’s room block fills up or February 8th--whichever comes first.

For questions about meeting registration or hotel reservations, please contact Stella Askin, Program & Events Coordinator.

For questions about the meeting agenda, please contact Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Welcome Remarks
Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, LCLD

1:30 - 4:00 pm (Break at 2:30)

Identifying & Avoiding Career Roadblocks: Charting Your Course to a Successful Career
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Staying Connected: The LCLD Fellows Alumni Panel

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Networking Break

6:15 pm

Dinner: Dine-Arounds
Dine-Arounds are at the Fellows' expense.


Friday, March 2, 2018

8:30 - 9:30 am


9:30 - 11:45 am

Messaging & Presence
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organization Development

12:00 - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 4:00 pm (Break at 2:30 pm)

Managing Up
Mary E. Abbajay, President & Co-Founder, Careerstone Group, LLC

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Accountability Partner Exercise

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Reception for 2017 & 2018 Fellows
Light hors d'oeuvres reception at Hotel Monteleone


Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:30 - 10:00 am

Breakfast & What I Wish I Had Known About the Fellowship Year
2017 Fellows will share their wisdom with the 2018 Fellows in small groups over breakfast.

10:00 - 11:30 am

Panel Discussion with Women LCLD Members

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Closing & Next Steps
Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager, LCLD

See the "Resources" section below for a detailed PDF version of the agenda.

Sign up for this event