June 22-23, 2022  |  Chicago, IL


The 2020 and 2021 Fellows Alumni classes are invited to a special Pre-Symposium Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago before the Eleventh Annual LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium kicks off! On June 22-23, 2022, we invite you to join your program cohort for substantive content, networking opportunities, and lots of fun!



REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for the 2020 & 2021 Fellows Alumni Pre-Symposium Meeting and/or the Eleventh Annual LCLD Alumni Symposium

  • There are no registration fees for you to attend the Pre-Symposium Meeting, but you are responsible for your accommodations. Hotel block information is included below.
  • There is a registration fee associated with the Symposium on June 23-25, 2022.


Please direct questions  to LCLD Events Manager Kelsey Thompson.


See below for an outline of the meeting agenda. A detailed PDF version is available under Resources at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT


2:00 - 2:15 pm CT

Welcome Remarks
Nichole Velasquez, Fellows Program Director, LCLD

2:15 - 4:00 pm CT

Personal Branding for Professional Success
Mary E. Abbajay, President & Co-Founder, Careerstone Group, LLC

5:00 pm CT

Reception and Class Pictures
Reception together with 2020 & 2021 Pathfinder Alumni

6:00 pm CT

LCLD will make dinner reservations for those who would like to Dine-Around. Please note that you're responsible for your own dinner bill


Thursday, June 23, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am CT

Networking Breakfast
Together with 2020 & 2021 Pathfinder Alumni

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

Design Thinking: An Empathetic Approach to Problem Solving
Tasneem Khokha, Managing Director, GrowthPlay

12:00 - 3:00 pm CT

Lunch and Watson Adventure Scavenger Hunt