The class of 2020 Pathfinders will meet for their first virtual meeting, Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1, 2020. This is in response to the evolving coronavirus COVID-19. Please see below for registration information and the meeting agenda.


Register to attend the meeting by completing the sign-up form at the bottom of this page. Although registration will remain open until the meeting begins, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible. The meeting agenda is also available below. Please ensure that you also complete the pre-meeting assignments.

IMPORTANT: If you already made travel or hotel arrangements for when this meeting was scheduled to be held in person in Atlanta, please cancel those arrangements at your earliest convenience. You may reach the The Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center (the former conference hotel) at (770) 953-4500.

Click here for additional Next Steps for 2020 Pathfinders. For questions about the meeting, please contact Sarah Alexander, Pathfinder Program Manager. For questions about registration or the hotel, please contact Stella Askin, LCLD Events Manager.


Thursday, April 30, 2020

10:30 - 11:00 am ET

Virtual Networking

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Welcome & Orientation
Robert Grey, President, and Sarah Alexander, Program Manager, LCLD

11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

Looking Within—Leveraging TypeCoach to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills
Carrie J. Fletcher, Affiliate Instructor, Harvard Law School Executive Education

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Networking Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 pm ET

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

3:30 - 3:45 pm ET

Day 1 Closing Announcements & Competition Awards
Sarah Alexander, Program Manager, LCLD


Friday, May 1, 2020

10:30 - 11:00 am ET


11:00 - 11:15 am ET

Day 2 Welcome, Agenda Overview & Competition Announcements
Sarah Alexander, Program Manager, LCLD

11:15 am - 12:45 pm ET

Breakout Session:

Green Group: Navigating Your Team: Maximizing Your Effectiveness During Unusual Times
John Mitchell, “The Purple Coach” and Owner, KM Advisors, LLC

Orange Group: The Leader Within
Mitchell Karp, Partner, and Neonu Jewell, Project Consultant, VallotKarp; Executive Director, Niyah Center

Please note that these sessions will be presented to opposite groups at a later date.

12:45 - 1:45 pm ET

Networking Lunch

1:45 - 3:15 pm ET

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

3:15 - 3:30 pm ET

Competition Awards & Closing Announcements
Sarah Alexander, Program Manager, LCLD

Please see below for a detailed PDF version of the agenda.

Faculty & Speaker Contact Information

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

Mary Abbajay,

Chris De

Carrie Fletcher,, +1 (617) 331-8373;, +44 (0) 7483 851480

Neonu Jewell,,, 202.309.2804,

Mitchell, 212.222.0339,

John, 773.486.4620,