This third and final in-person meeting for the 2016 LCLD Fellows will take place at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. The meeting will begin on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm PT and conclude on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:15 am PT (on-site registration will open at 11:00 am PT on March 2nd).

Please see the agenda below for links to speaker presentations from the meeting. Please see the "Resources" section at the end of this page for the speakers' contact information.

If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Manager.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Welcome Remarks
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

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

Identifying & Avoiding Career Roadblocks: Charting Your Course to a Successful Career (Toast video)
Click here to view/download photos of the Post-It Note breakout exercise
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

4:15 - 5:15 pm

Staying Connected: The LCLD Fellows Alumni
Jason DeJonker, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP; Chair, Fellows Alumni Executive Council (FAEC), 2013 Fellow
Corey Lee, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP; Treasurer, FAEC, 2012 Fellow
Patricia Palacios, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Co-Chair, Sixth Annual Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium Committee, FAEC; 2012 Fellow
Monica Patel, Senior Regional Counsel, IBM Corporation; 2015 Fellows Liaison, FAEC
Aja Sae-Kung, Associate General Counsel, Washington Gas; Co-Chair, Sixth Annual Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium Committee, FAEC; 2012 Fellow
Kandace Watson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; 2013 Fellow

5:30 - 6:15 pm

Accountability Partner Exercise (see "Resources" below for accountability partner assignments)

6:30 pm

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


Friday, March 3, 2017

NOTE: Breakfast on your own

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Accountability Partner Exercise (see March 2 for DIEGO cards)

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch for 2016 & 2017 Fellows

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Making a Difference (Recommended reading from the panel, the article, "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time")
Kevin Gooch, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP; 2015 Fellow
Heather Hubbard, Speaker, Lawyer, Coach & Changemaker, The Language of Joy; 2013 Fellow
Sarah Moffett, Shareholder, LeClairRyan; 2016 Fellow

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Snack Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Challenging Conversations in Changing Times: The Opportunity for Connection
Tanya Odom, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Education Consultant, and Executive Coach

5:00 - 6:00 pm

What I Wish I Had Known About the Fellowship Year

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Reception for 2016 & 2017 Fellows


Saturday, March 4, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast for 2016 & 2017 Fellows

9:00 - 10:30 am

Innovative Leadership
Rick Palmore, LCLD Founding Chair Emeritus; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP; and Retired General Counsel, General Mills, Inc.
Interviewed by Robert J. Grey, Jr., President, LCLD; Senior Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP; and past ABA President

10:45 - 11:15 am

Closing & Next Steps (View the 2016 Fellows Year in Review video hereVideo by Caitlin Puffenberger)
Lori L. Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD

See the "Resources" section below for a detailed, PDF version of the agenda, as well as the speakers' contact information.

Photo Gallery

Photography by Wilma Jackson and Joe Mahoney