PDC Summer Conference Educational Programming

2015 Summer Conference Educational Programming

Educational Programming at the 2015 PDC Summer Conference will address innovation in the legal and professional development industries as well as critical skills for PD professionals. Sessions will be led by industry experts, experienced PDC members, and our PDC Trusted Advisors, and will offer opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your peers. Check back in the coming weeks for the latest information on our PDC Summer Conference programming.  Educational programming and sessions are subject to change.


The Leadership Fallacy - Deconstructing Skills, Behaviors and Barriers
Ritu Bhasin, People Strategist & Diversity Specialist, bhasin consulting inc.


Big Bang for Small Bucks: Shadowing Programs
Chris Boyd, Senior Director of Professional Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Building a Business (of Law) Academy
Kelli Dunaway, Professional Development Manager, Bryan Cave LLP

Managing PD Projects and Building PD Teams
Jennifer Bluestein, Director of Professional Development, Greenberg Traurig LLP and Scott Westfahl, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Executive Education, Harvard Law School

Much Maligned Millennials, Keys to Understanding and Motivating Generation
Darien Fleming, Professional Development Manager, K&L Gates LLP; Grover Cleveland, attorney and author; Katherine Larkin-Wong, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP

Partner Insights from Management and Leadership Skills Training
David Cruickshank, Principal, Edge International; Melinda Barker,  Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Cheri Vaillancour, Chief Talent Officer, Fenwick & West LLP and Michael Coke, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 

Recharging Mentoring with Mentoring Moments
Werten Bellamy, President, Stakeholders, Inc.; Don Smith, Director of Professional Development, Fried Frank and Sheri Zachary, Director of Professional Development, Saul Ewing

Successfully Managing Your Career in the New Normal
Elizabeth Foster-Nolan, Director of Professional Development, Goulston & Storrs; Terri Mottershead, Principal, Mottershead Consulting

Transforming the Development of Business Development Skills to Meet 2015 Client Demands
Tracy LaLonde, Partner, Akina and Tracey Wik, Vice President of Development Solutions, Chally Group, a GrowthPlay Company

Using Talent Alignment as a Key to Lawyer Collaboration
Carrie Fletcher, Executive Director of Executive Education, Harvard Law School and Heidi Gardner, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Harvard Law School

The War on Talent: How a Coaching Program Can Help
Joanna Ellsworth, Attorney Development Manager, Goodwin Procter LLP; Laura Rees Acosta, Manager of Diversity and Professional Development, Goodwin Procter LLP; Whittney Beard, West Coast Career Coach, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Beth Shapiro, Principal, Sustainable Success

PDC Talks:

How I Learned Not to Sweat the Small Stuff
Burt Lipshie, Managing Attorney, Litigation, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

Law Schools and Law Firms: Partnering to Build Lawyers
Deborah Atlas, Director, Career Services Office, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Learning to Listen
Jim Lovelace, Director of Attorney Training & Development, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 

Speak to Be Heard: Communicating Your Best Ideas
Michael Chad Hoeppner, President, GK Training and Communications

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We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! For questions about conference programming or conference registration, contact Sally Burroughs by email at sburroughs@pdclegal.org, or call the PDC office at 703-506-2027.

Educational programming and sessions are subject to change.