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2018 Winter Meeting

November 28, 2018

M.A. in a Day

Masters degrees in programs like Organizational Leadership, Adult Learning, Org Psychology, EduTech, and Org Behavior, are becoming more common in the legal PD field and professional services more widely. How are these concepts being leveraged in other progressive industries? What are the current and future opportunities for these concepts in law firms? 

A day is certainly not enough time to replicate a graduate education, but just enough to give attendees a working knowledge of the concepts, lingo, applications, opportunities, best practices and ideas for continuous learning. We’ll look to leaders outside the legal industry and hear from trailblazers in or own industry, as well as offer something practical to take home and use. We’ll also explore relevant industry topics, including technology in organizations of the future (AI/VR/Machine Learning); systems coaching for organizational development; and more. 

2018 Winter Meeting speakers will include university faculty, leaders from outside the legal industry, and reputable insiders. Join us for this one-day intensive as we focus on PD for the PD professional.



Registration for the PDC Winter Meeting will be opening soon. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact PDC staff at

The PDC's Winter Meeting is held in conjunction with NALP's Professional Development Institue (PDI). The PDI regisration is now open. For information on how to register, visit the NALP website. For more information about PDI, you can download their informational brochure



Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-554-8588

NALP has secured a block of rooms at the Mandarin Oriental and PDC Winter Meeting attendees can take advantage of this special room rate. We recommend that you reserve your room early. The room block tends to fill up quickly and once the block is full (or after the cutoff date of November 5, whichever comes first), hotel rooms are subject to availability. The hotel room rate at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is $285 (plus 14.5% tax) per night based on single or double occupancy. Book your room today!


Thank You Winter Meeting Planning Committee!

  • Kristin Heryford, Cooley LLP, Winter Meeting Chair
  • Christina Arceo, Dentons US LLP
  • Kim Curry, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Aisha Greene, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
  • Jim Lovelace, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Rebecca Shulman, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Kaitlin Sullivan, Dechert LL

Thank You to our Winter Meeting Sponsor!