Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)

15th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)
August 23-25, 2019
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Room Rate: $152/night plus taxes. Reservations must be made by July 26th in order to receive the discounted rate. Reservations made after July 26th are subject to the hotel's prevailing rate. 

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Target Audience
  • Newly elected volunteer leaders
  • Emerging volunteer leaders

The target audience has limited knowledge of volunteer board leadership roles and responsibilities and governance and organizational strategies for success.

NALA is a great resource for small organizations for orientation/board leadership development.  

Overall Objective
The overall objective of the program is to provide consistent, effective volunteer governance leadership education for individuals within nursing organizations. Content and learning experiences will assist volunteer leaders on their journey of development and refinement of the knowledge and skills necessary to govern and lead their organizations effectively. Opportunities to build strong networking relationships among leaders of national and international nursing organizations will also be provided.
Registration Fees
  By July 17, 2018 After July 17, 2018
1-2 individuals from Alliance member organization $350.00 $400.00
3-5 individuals from Alliance member organization $300.00 $350.00
6+ individuals from Alliance member organization $250.00 $300.00
1-2 individuals from non-member organization $400.00 $450.00

3-5 individuals from non-member organization

$350.00 $400.00

6+ individuals from non-member organization

$300.00 $350.00
Louisville Information
Louisville, located on the banks of the Ohio River, is the 16th largest city in the United States and the largest city in Kentucky. Home to the Kentucky Derby, the "most exciting two minutes in sports", there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay in Louisville. 4th Street Live is Louisville’s open air retail and entertainment district and is a a great attraction that includes live music and many restaurant options.Louisville is also home to the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Louisville Science Center, and the Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson. For more information on Louisville, please visit
About NALA
Thank you to these 2018 NALA supporters

NALA Pictures
Attendees participate in a group activity during Donna Godfrey’s session on Multi-Dimensional Problem Solving. 
Donna Godfrey shares her expertise with NALA attendees while speaking on the topic of Leading in a High Change Environment. 
Bob Harris enlightens NALA attendees with his expertise on strategic planning and best practices for associations. 
NALA attendees enjoy networking at a reception hosted by Louisville Tourism at the local Angel’s Envy distillery.  
Comments from NALA Participants
This was a wonderful, informative conference.  The information was important and timely.  The speakers were knowledgeable due to their involvement in their roles and organizations.  I gained great information and knowledge from networking!

As a new board member at the national level and a past board member at the state level, this outdivned my responsibidivties and was very helpful.

Great leadership academy...many useful tools and information that I will take back to my board. Thank you!

The preparation materials are great resources.

This was the first time that I attended NALA.  The sessions were very informative.  I really appreciated the practical strategies that were offered. The group work and networking opportunities were especially beneficial.

Excellent program.  Material presented was very relevant to my board position.  The networking was great!

Perfect for a first time board member.  All speakers presented thorough and practical appdivcations

Honestly, may be the best conference I have ever attended and I have been to a lot! Every speaker was so relevant to my needs and each one was outstanding.

It was well run, the food was great, we had time to network, I felt very pampered with the great food, fun bus ride, museum with live music- it was all just so well done!

Nursing Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. NALA 2018 has been approved for 8.25 contact hours. 

CAE Credits
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program will offer CAE credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE Program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal.  There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.
For More Information
For more information please contact Alliance Headquarters Offices at 859-514-9157 or

The closest airport is the Louisville International Airport (SDF). A one-way taxi/Uber/Lyft ride to the hotel is approximately $15-$25.


The average high temperature in August is 88F.
The average low temperature in August is 69F.

What to Wear
Attire for NALA is business casual. The meeting rooms will be air conditioned so you may want to bring a blazer or sweater for the sessions.