On October 5-6, 2016, a record number of LCLD Members and guests came together at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for the Seventh Annual LCLD Membership Meeting.

The theme of this year's conference was the Language of Leadership: exploring your unique power, as an LCLD Member, to communicate core values of leadership, including diversity and inclusion, and to pass down hard-earned wisdom to the next generation. 

To review individual segments of the program, click on the embedded links below.

Save the date for the Eighth Annual LCLD Membership Meeting, October 16-17, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C.!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Reception for LCLD Members, Fellows & Guests                                                 
Hosted by the LCLD Board of Directors


Thursday, October 6, 2016


Breakfast of Champions
Slideshow: The Faces of LCLD 2016


Welcome & the Year in Review
Robert Grey, President, LCLD
Introductory film: the Language of Leaders



The Language of Leadership: A Visionary Conversation
Brad Smith, LCLD Board Chair and President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Rick Palmore, LCLD Founding Chair Emeritus and Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP



Language in Action: Leading a Culture of Inclusion

Introduction by Joe Slay (see Resources, below)
Owner, Slay Communications

Table Discussions Led by Members from:

Altria Group, Inc.
Capital One Financial

Eli Lilly and Company
Facebook, Inc.
Fannie Mae
General Mills, Inc.
Honeywell International, Inc.
IBM Corporation

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
Lockheed Martin Corporation
McDonald’s Corporation
MetLife, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Morton Salt, Inc.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
OhioHealth Corporation
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Prudential Financial, Inc.

The Clorox Company
The Kroger Co.

The Procter & Gamble Company
The Walt Disney Company
United Continental Holdings
United Parcel Service
White Castle System, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc.


Top Performers of 2016: Leadership in Action


Transformational Leadership

A conversation with John Frisch, Managing Partner of Miles Stockbridge P.C.; Kate Ebner, Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies; and Ellen Dwyer, Managing Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, LCLD Board Member



Innovative Solutions, Lasting Results

A conversation with Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.; Laura Stein, LCLD Chair-Elect and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Clorox Company; and Chad Walker, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Morton Salt, Inc., LCLD Member and 2012 Fellow



Vision 2020: A Look Forward
Robert Grey 
• The new What's Working portal
Language of Leadership regional initiative



See below for a printer-friendly version of the agenda. 

Photo Gallery

Photography by Joe Mahoney.