H. Sandra Bang, the Chief Diversity and Talent Strategy Officer at Shearman & Sterling, returns to PD Insider for the second installment in her two-part interview. During her conversation with Craig Miller, Sandra shares her expert insights on working with firm leadership to ensure executive buy-in for professional development initiatives.

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Craig Miller, Esq.

Craig Miller is PLI’s Vice President for Membership and Accreditation. He leads the customer-facing teams at PLI and is responsible for product strategy and accreditation. Prior to joining PLI in 2017, Craig held leadership positions at ProQuest and Thomson Reuters.

Michelle Wimes

Michelle Wimes, Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer at Ogletree Deakins, sat down with PD Insider to explore the theory behind implicit bias and the firm-wide practices which can be used to combat it. During her in-depth interview with Craig Miller, Michelle explains the unconventional methods she’s implemented: mindfulness and meditation, and the data-driven support for their effectiveness. Michelle and Craig’s conversation offers deep insight and the concrete tools for implementing mindfulness exercises and measuring their success at your firm.

H. Sandra Bang

Craig Miller, PLI’s Vice President of Membership and Accreditation, sat down with Sandra Bang, the Chief Diversity and Talent Strategy Officer at Shearman & Sterling, to address the universal question: how can I successfully manage my professional development team? Sandra’s unique perspective as a C-level executive within a global law firm informs her insights on leading a PD team with empathy and efficiency – their conversation is an informative must-watch for all those within PD departments.

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