Conference Agenda: ALFDP Fall 2012 Conference

The ALFDP Conference festivities took place on November 14-15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.



2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. New Professionals Roundtable (see agenda below)

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Strategic Planning for New Diversity Professionals (October Training & Development Follow-up)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Winston & Strawn LLP)


 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Conference Registration & Breakfast*

 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Greetings and Welcome

 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. ALFDP Team Building Exercise: Building closer ties, enhancing engagement and demonstrating the value of membership

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Break

 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION I

  • Avoid Legal Landmines – Implement Diversity Initiatives Without Running Afoul of Employment Laws
  • Women’s Initiative:  A Report on Trends and Successful Efforts
  • Mentor and Sponsorship Programs:  A Discussion on Best Practices and Ideas

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Speaker & Elections

  • Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Levinson – Taking Control of Your Career, Health and Wellness (Phyllis Levinson will discuss how your Firm’s culture impacts your job satisfaction and life; how do you find balance in your life; how to embrace change; and will explore your values, vision and purpose).
  • Board Candidates/Voting Guidelines

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION II

  • Cultural Competency in Global Law Firms – How to Add Value and Drive Business Results
  • Organizational Savvy: Want It? – Let’s Learn From Those Who Do It Well
  • Best Practices for Presenting Data and Trends to Senior Management – A Report on Diversity Metrics Technology

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. GENERAL SESSION

  • Intervention Strategies for Developing Diverse Lawyers

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break

 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. GENERAL SESSION

  • ALFDP Board Meeting
  • Announcement of Election Results

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

* = A continental breakfast will be available.

Winston & Strawn LLP
1700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(Corner of K and 17th Streets)