During their Second Meeting in Chicago, the 2015 Fellows learned about building professional relationships from Werten Bellamy, President of Stakeholders, Inc. and developing resilience from John Mitchell, Owner and career coach at KM Advisors, LLC.  They also benefited from several opportunities to network with each other and LCLD Members.

A highlight of the conference was the keynote speech by Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, on the importance of diversity in the legal profession. Following the speech, LCLD Members shared their paths to leadership with the Fellows during small group sessions. The conference ended on a high-energy note with The Second City Works, a group of professional improv comedians who led the Fellows through improv exercises to help them improve communication skills and develop self-awareness.

Please see below for links to speaker presentations, a photo gallery, and a list of book recommendations from LCLD Members.


On-site registration begins September 28 at 11:00 am, outside the Grand Ballroom.

September 28, 2015

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Welcome (meeting program and speaker biographies)
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Building Deep Relationship Capital
Werten F.W. Bellamy, Jr., President, Stakeholders, Inc.

4:00 pm

2015 Fellows Group Photograph

4:30 - 5:30 pm


5:30 - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception with LCLD Members at The Peninsula Chicago
Located within a 10-minute walk from The Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

September 29, 2015 

6:00 - 7:00 am

Attendance is limited. Please e-mail Stella Askin to reserve a spot.

8:00 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 11:30 am

Resilience—The Key to Moving from Surviving to Thriving
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

11:30 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch with LCLD Members & Keynote Speaker: What Really Makes a Difference? Vision and Action for Diversity in the Legal Profession (video; read the transcript here)
Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

1:15  - 1:45 pm


1:45 - 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions with LCLD Members

3:45 - 4:30 pm

Member Appreciation Reception

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Accountability Partner Exercise

5:30 - 6:30 pm


6:30 - 9:00 pm

Dinner: Dine-Arounds
Dine-Arounds are at the Fellows’ expense. Fellows will have the opportunity to sign up for Dine-Arounds the week of September 21st via SignUpGenius. Please contact Stella Askin with questions.

September 30, 2015

6:00 - 7:00 am

Attendance is limited. Please e-mail Stella Askin to reserve a spot.

8:00 - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Think Like an Improvisor: How the Skills of Improv Comedy Can Make You More Powerful in Your Business
Andy Eninger, Head of the Writing Program, The Second City
Butch Jerinic, Facilitator and Improv Comedian, The Second City
Shad Kunkle, Trainer, Facilitator, Host, and Performer, The Second City Works
Rachel Miller, Facilitator and Performer, The Second City Works
Robyn Scott, Lead Facilitator, Performer, and Program Designer, The Second City Works
Rebecca Sohn, Facilitator, Writer, Director, Actor, and Improviser, The Second City Works

12:00 - 12:15 pm

Wrap-Up & Adjourn
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

Please see the "Resources" section below for the list of speaker and LCLD Member book recommendations (from the meeting book giveaways).

Photo Gallery

Photography by Wilma Jackson.