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2018 Winter Meeting

November 28, 2018

M.A. in a Day

Masters degrees in programs like Organizational Leadership, Adult Learning, Organizational Psychology, EduTech, and more, 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 introduce attendees to the types of programs our members have pursued; provide a foundation of concepts, lingo, and applications; and offer ideas for continued learning. We’ll look to leaders outside the legal industry and hear from new faces within our own PDC community. Attendees will choose their own “deep dive” among concurrent afternoon sessions to explore relevant industry topics like organizational coaching, adult learning, leadership and technology. Sessions will focus on practical takeaways and opportunities to interact. 

Join us for this one-day intensive as we explore new areas and new ideas, while connecting with friends new and old. 

Educational Programming

Click here to view the schedule for the Winter Meeting. We will continue to update the schedule as information becomes avaialble.


Registration for the PDC Winter Meeting is open. If you have any questions about the meeting or registration, please contact PDC staff at

The PDC's Winter Meeting is held in conjunction with NALP's Professional Development Institue (PDI). The PDI registration 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 LLP

Thank You to our Winter Meeting Sponsor!