The first in-person meeting for 2018 Pathfinders (above) is was hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, by LCLD Member corporation Walmart Inc. Walmart's Legal Department is led by General Counsel Karen Roberts, a long-serving member of the LCLD Board of Directors. The meeting ran from Thursday, April 5, through Saturday, April 7, 2018.

For questions about the Pathfinder Program, please contact Erin Hess, Program Manager.


Agenda

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sam’s Club Home Office Auditorium, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Transportation from the Four Points by Sheraton to Walmart

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Registration

4:00 - 4:15 pm

Welcome & Orientation
Trace Northcross, Associate Counsel—Walmart US Services, Walmart Inc.; 2016 Pathfinder | Charys Williams, Associate Counsel—Legal Operations, Walmart Inc.; 2017 Pathfinder | Erin Hess, Program Manager, LCLD

4:15 - 5:45 pm

The Leader Within (Handouts: Unlocking the Leader Within and Impostor Syndrome Self-Assessment)
Mitchell Karp, Partner, and Neonu Jewell, Managing Director, VallotKarp

5:45 - 6:00 pm

Transportation from Walmart to the Reception

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Welcome Remarks by Karen Roberts, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart Inc.; LCLD Board Member

8:00 pm

Transportation from Crystal Bridges to the Four Points by Sheraton

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sam Walton Development Complex, 2001 SE 10th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

8:00 - 8:30 am

Transportation from the Four Points by Sheraton to Walmart

8:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 am

Looking Within—The Myers-Briggs Assessment & Emotional Intelligence (Handouts: TypeCoach Influence Program and Leadership)
Carrie J. Fletcher, Affiliate Instructor, Harvard Law School Executive Education

10:30 - 11:00 am

Peer Circle Assignment #1

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Building an Effective Network (Handout: Focus on and Strengthen Your Internal Relationships)
Elise Holtzman, President, The Lawyer’s Edge

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Q&A with Karen Roberts (above)
Karen Roberts, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Working Across Differences (Handouts: Working Effectively Across Differences and Your Inner Circle)
Mitchell Karp, Partner, and Neonu Jewell, Managing Director, VallotKarp

4:00 - 5:15 pm

A View Inside Walmart

Panel 1: Positioned for Success—Business Innovation and Agility from the Executive Perspective
Tim Cheatham, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart US | Kerry Kotouc, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sam’s Club & Asset Protection | J.P. Suarez, Executive Vice President, Walmart US Realty | Moderated by Yoon Chang, Sr. Associate Counsel, Walmart Technology; 2017 Fellow

Panel 2: Lead by Example—The Importance of Strategy and Accountability When Leading a Team
Sandra Buja, Sr. Associate General Counsel, IP; 2018 Fellow | Greg Tesoro, Sr. Associate General Counsel, Walmart US Realty; 2012 Fellow | David Winfrey, Sr. Associate General Counsel, Supply Chain; 2016 Fellow | Moderated by Ruben Cantu, Senior Associate General Counsel, Walmart Legal

5:15 - 5:45 pm

Transportation Back to the Four Points by Sheraton

6:30 pm

Dinner: Dine-Arounds
Dine-Arounds are at the Pathfinders' expense. Transportation will be provided to and from Dine-Arounds.

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sam’s Club Home Office Auditorium, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716

8:00 - 8:30 am

Transportation from the Four Points by Sheraton to Walmart

8:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 am

Case Study: Sponsorship
Carrie J. Fletcher, Affiliate Instructor, Harvard Law School Executive Education
Roger Goode, Sr. Associate Counsel, Sam’s Club; 2012 Fellow

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership Essentials: Build Your Ability to Deliver and Receive Feedback
Chris De Santis, Specialist in Management and Organizational Development

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Peer Circle Assignment #2

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Tying It All Together: Scenario Work
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Closing Remarks
Erin Hess, Program Manager, LCLD

3:15 pm

Transportation Back to the Four Points by Sheraton

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


Faculty Contact Information

Pathfinders are welcome to contact faculty directly with any questions or comments relating to the material presented at the conference. Please see below for their contact information:

Chris De Santis, chris@cpdesantis.com, www.cpdesantis.com

Carrie Fletcher, cfletcher.sln2018@london.edu, +44 (0) 7483 851480

Elise Holtzman, elise@thelawyersedge.com, 908.233.2273, www.thelawyersedge.com

Neonu Jewellnjewell@vallotkarp.com, 212.222.0339, www.vallotkarp.com

Mitchell Karpmkarp@vallotkarp.com, 212.222.0339, www.vallotkarp.com

John Mitchell, PurpleCoach@KMAdvisors.com, 773.486.4620, www.kmadvisors.com


 

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Photography by Joe Mahoney

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