Join us this August at the Omni Louisville Hotel for the 20th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)

NALA Overall Objective

The program's overall objective is to provide consistent, effective governance leadership education for individuals within nursing organizations.

Content and learning experiences will assist 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.

Target Audience

  • Elected & incumbent volunteer leaders

  • Emerging volunteer leaders

  • Staff Leadership

  • Organizational leadership teams

  • Full Board attendance/ teambuilding

The target audience has the desire to enhance their knowledge of board leadership roles and responsibilities, governance, and organizational strategies for success.

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

Hotel Information
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 S 2nd St 

Louisville, KY 40202 

The Omni Louisville is the host hotel for NALA 2024. When a reservation link is available it will be available here. NOA has not authorized any travel companies to make reservations on members’ behalf. Please do not share your credit card or personal information with unauthorized hotel solicitors or fraudulent websites.

2024 Schedule-At-A-Glance 

Saturday, August 24: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 25: 7:45 am - 12:00 pm

Detailed agenda - coming soon!

Last Year's Education Included

Professional Identity as a Board Member with Beth Cusatis Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Compassion Fatigue: A Nurse’s Story with Cynthia Hammond, PhD, MHE, MSN, RN

This is Me: The Power and Complexities of Showing Up and Leading with Authenticity with Danielle Prendergast, PhD

Financial & Legal Stewardship for Association Leaders with Kimberly Pendo, JD, and Nicholas Croce, MS

Organizational Leadership with Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, and Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN

Leadership Development Panel led by Nicholas Croce, MS

All sessions were interactive and provided distinct takeaways that participants could apply to their organizations.

NALA Registration Information
Our 2023 registration rates are shared below. Information for our 2024 education will be shared soon. 

    Early Bird   After 7/15/23
6+ individuals from NOA member organization   299.00   $349.00
3-5 individuals from NOA member organization   349.00   $399.00
1-2 individuals from NOA member organization   399.00   $449.00
6+ individuals from non-member organizations   349.00   $399.00
3-5 individuals from non-member organizations   399.00   $449.00
1-2 individuals from non-member organization   449.00   $499.00


2024 NALA Sponsors 

How Louisville Tourism can help YOU!

As the official marketing organization for Louisville, the agency’s mission is to enhance Louisville’s economy through tourism - to position and sell the community worldwide, in partnership with the public and private sector, as a premier destination for conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, group tours, and individual leisure travel. In pursuit of its mission, Louisville Tourism generates increased visitor spending, local tax receipts, and job development.

Before the pandemic, tourism was the third largest industry in Louisville, hosting 19 million visitors in 2019. This peak of visitation had been generating an estimated annual economic impact of $3.4 billion which previously supported over 70,000 local tourism-related jobs.

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NOA is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for NALA attendees so they may gain exposure to products and services that may be of interest to their organization. Please note that NALA sponsorship does not equate to NOA's endorsement, warranty, or recommendation of any of the sponsoring companies or their products.

Conference Cancellation Policy
Any cancellations must be made in writing directly to the Nursing Organizations Alliance. If received by July 26, 2024, The Nursing Organizations Alliance will apply a $50 administrative fee and refund the remainder of the registration fee. After July 26, 2024, no refund will be given. Replacements are always welcome and can be arranged through NOA Headquarters.


NOA's Commitment to a Respectful and Courteous Conference Experience

The Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. NOA conferences are intended for networking and collaboration in the nursing community. We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by NOA or not.NOA is dedicated to providing harassment- and discrimination-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, or religion. NOA does not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the conference organizers' discretion. Click here to view our full virtual conference anti-harassment policy. If you need to report an incident, please use our harassment/discrimination reporting form. Our anti-harassment and discrimination policy can be found by clicking here.