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Member Benefits

The PDC provides a forum for the exchange of ideas about the development of programs, materials and resources that will help members provide high quality training and professional development programs within their organizations. We provide opportunities to attend conferences that focus exclusively on the field of professional development within law firms, government agencies, and corporations, and the ability to connect with your peers nationwide to further your career and offer innovations and cutting edge applications from the PD field for the development of your firm and colleagues.

Our members access the following benefits:

Educational Opportunities

  • An invitation to the Annual Summer Conference, an educational and networking event.  The location varies across the country.
  • An invitation to the annual Winter Meet-Up, in Washington D.C. every December. The Winter Meet-Up is a iteration of the old Winter Meeting. In 2021 PDC split the educational content and the reception in response to feedback that members valued the networking opportunity of the gathering, but that the eductional content was too much in combination with PDI.

  • An invitation to the Winter Certificate Program. The virtual event is held over two days, this year's topis is Inclusive Leadership. 

  • Free to PDC members only are our PDC Webinars, hosted by PDC Trusted Advisors and other experts in the field


  • Subscriptions to the  PDC Link Blog, our periodic e-newsletter with articles regarding the latest developments and trends in the industry


  • Connection to the PDC Local Groups, serving PDC members regionally
  • Access to the PDC Trusted Advisors, who share resources and expertise
  • Access to PDC Connect, the PDC’s one-click communications solution enabling members to instantly discuss industry issues (accessible to Law Firm and In-House, Government, Law School, Alliance, and Supporting members only)
  • Full access to the PDC Career Center, where members may post job listings or search for open positions within the industry
  • Access to specific PDC Member Discounts

Participation in PDC Meetings

Participation in PDC conferences is open to all members. Recognizing that PDC members may have individuals on their training and development staff whom they wish to mentor and develop that do not meet the PDC criteria for membership, members are welcome to submit requests to bring non-member guests to PDC meetings. Invitations to PDC meetings are given by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis.