For Early-Career Talent Managers and Recruiters

Early Bird Rate through January 31st, 2019

The 2019 LDP Summit 

The Early Career Talent Management Conference of the Year

LDP Connect is a community of professionals like you who grow early-career hires into leaders.

You’re doing important work. We’re here to help.


Become a member of LDP Connect and access all that the community has to offer. We have membership levels to match all budgets.


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The annual best-practices event for hundreds of early career development program managers and recruiters.


Original research on how organizations manage and evaluate their talent development programs for early career hires


Facilitated small group meetings that dive deep into a critical issue facing talent development program management.

LDP Innovation Award

Recognizing initiative and creativity in contributing to the measurable success of their talent development program(s) and the program’s participants.

LDP Report

A monthly digest of quick ideas on talent development program management and news from within the LDP Community.


Become a member of the LDP Connect community of development program managers and recruiters.

Community Member




  • Access to the membership “mentoring on demand” network
  • Free registration to LDP Webinars
  • The monthly LDP Report – a digest of content on early career talent development, and news on LDP Connect events, research and community 
  • Access to member discussion forums (coming soon!)

Professional Member

$295 per year


Includes all “Community” member benefits, plus

  • 20% discount on the LDP Summit®
  • 30% discount on LDP Survey Reports
  • 20% discount on LDP Workshops
  • 10% off custom research projects 

Enterprise member

$2,499 per Year


Includes all “Professional” member benefits, plus

  • An unlimited number of members from your organization
  • An additional 5% off all LDP Summit® registrations (25% total discount)
  • An additional 5% off all LDP Workshop registrations (25% total discount)
  • An additional 10% off custom research projects (20% total discount)

may 9-10, 2019


Chicago, Illinois

With the longtime and valued support of

Some Participating Organizations

LDP Connect includes professionals from many of the world's marquis employers, including...

Join Us May 9 - 10, 2019 for the Annual LDP Summit In CHICAGO

Warwick Atherton Hotel
701 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Days to the LDP Summit








Don't miss the Summit...

Join hundreds of your peers for two days of sharing, innovation and support.

  • Best practice sessions
  • Rapid Round idea sharing
  • Networking throughout
  • Facilitated discussions


LDP Connect is grateful to our volunteer evaluation committee

Angelisse Canady

Angelisse Canady

Leadership Development Program Manager

Angelisse Canady manages High Potential Programs for Lockheed Martin including the early career Leadership Development Program, diverse leadership focused Program Management Talent Initiative (PMTI) and Lead and Innovate for Tomorrow (LIFT), a program centered on the development of cross functional high potential senior managers. She has over 12 years’ experience with Lockheed Martin, holding various positions within Corporate Talent Management, HR Business Partner, EEO/Diversity, Labor Relations and Staffing. Mrs. Canady is a proud military wife. Her husband Marcus currently serves as a Commander in the United States Coast Guard assigned as the head of Operations at Air Station Corpus Christi. They have two children who keep them very busy and blessed.

Brenden Beckstein

Brenden Beckstein

Director, Organizational Effectiveness

Brenden Beckstein is an Organization Effectiveness leader at Raytheon where he partners with business and HR leadership to enable strategic organization culture change that drives increased business results. Over the past 20 years, Brenden’s held a variety of learning and development and talent management roles at Raytheon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Liberty Mutual where he demonstrates his passion for helping organizations, teams, and employees grow and succeed. He also teaches Organizational Behavior at Merrimack College and is a proud graduate of Providence College. He’s earned master’s degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and Louisiana State University and is ABD (all but dissertation) from LSU.

Farah Bernier

Farah Bernier

Head of Human Resources

Farah Bernier is the Head of Human Resources for Google’s Android, Pixel, Play, Wear and Unicorn Product Area, and Founder & Principal Coach of Farah Bernier Coaching. Based on her extensive human resources and talent management experience, Ms. Bernier consults with senior leaders in the organization to assess both business and individual progression and partners across leadership teams to define and execute on agreed upon individual and team strategies for success. Ms. Bernier frequently delivers workshops on cultural dexterity, personal branding, and other various professional development focus areas. Ms. Bernier is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, earned her MBA in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Babson College, and her CPC and ELI-MP through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

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