The LCLD Pathfinder Program exposes Pathfinders to the opportunities described below. For more information about the Pathfinder Program, please click here.

Class Meetings

Pathfinder Class Meetings provide group instruction developed and delivered by industry-leading experts, law firm and in-house focused breakout sessions and workshops, and critical-thinking discussions centered around participatory case studies. Each element of the meeting is designed specifically for LCLD and its innovative talent-to-leader program model.


Online Experiential Learning

Part of the Pathfinder Program curriculum consists of Pathfinder E-Modules, which are short, interactive modules packed with actionable advice and paired with action-oriented skill development assignments. Supported by Program Facilitators, these e-modules are designed to provide Pathfinders with the implementation opportunities they need to internalize the Pathfinder curriculum and career-building practices.


Compass Conversations

Compass Conversations are small group gatherings of Pathfinders and LCLD Alumni or current Fellows, which provide an opportunity for Pathfinders to network with emerging leaders in the legal profession. Hosts share personal experiences and professional development advice with Pathfinders in an informal virtual setting.


Program Facilitator

The Program Facilitator is the internal point of contact for the Pathfinder. The Facilitator works in the Pathfinder’s organization and has a direct line to Pathfinder curriculum and materials through LCLD. Facilitators work to ensure that the Pathfinder curriculum is made relevant to the Pathfinder’s workplace and that the Pathfinder has a smooth and successful Pathfinder Program experience. Learn more by reading the LCLD Pathfinder Program Faciliator resources. Wherever possible, we recommend that the Program Facilitator be an Alumnus of the LCLD Pathfinder or LCLD Fellows Programs.


Peer Circles

Peer Circles are small groups of Pathfinders who work collaboratively throughout the program. These groups provide a setting where Pathfinders can make deeper connections with a small group of colleagues. Peer Circles meet during virtual or in-person meetings and via video/phone/email after completing each Pathfinder E-Module. These groups are assigned each April and will be expected to meet regularly throughout the Pathfinder experience, especially near e-module completion dates.


LCLD Alumni Program

The LCLD Alumni Program has a national network of 2,600+ Alumni, offering national, regional, and local opportunities for networking and substantive leadership-development training. Graduates of both the Pathfinder and Fellows programs become LCLD Alumni upon completing their program year.


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For more information about the LCLD Pathfinder Program, please email pathfinder@lcldnet.com.