18th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28, 2022

Registration is now open! 
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The 18th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA) will be held at the vibrant, Omni Louisville Hotel located at 400 S 2nd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202.


Target Audience

  • Newly elected & incumbent volunteer leaders
  • Emerging volunteer leaders
  • Organizational leadership teams

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

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

Overall Objective

The program's overall objective 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.




Thank you to our 2022 NALA Sponsors 

NALA will be hosted in the beautiful city of Louisville, Kentucky. Reflecting the past, present, and future of our vibrant Kentucky town, Omni Louisville Hotel is the new cornerstone of downtown. Our location in downtown Louisville allows you to easily make your way to Main Street and indulge in Louisville's bourbon culture at many popular distilleries. Blending our historic surroundings with modern comforts, Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the essence of the city and invites you into an unforgettable stay.

Your reservation rate of $169 plus occupancy tax provides you a well-appointed guest room at the host hotel just an elevator ride away from the conference meeting space which includes complimentary wireless internet. Make your reservation by clicking here.

For more information on the Omni Louisville Hotel please visit their website here.

Additional Hotel Information:
Hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. All guests arriving before 3:00 pm will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel Guest Service staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

The cut-off date for accepting reservations into this room block is Friday, July 29, 2022. Reservation requests received after 5:00 pm local hotel time on the cut-off date will be accepted based on guest room availability at the prevailing transient rate.


Registration Fees

  By 7/15/22 After 7/15/22
1-2 individuals from Alliance member organization $399.00 $449.00
3-5 individuals from Alliance member organization $349.00 $399.00
6+ individuals from Alliance member organization $299.00 $349.00
1-2 individuals from non-member organization $449.00 $499.00
3-5 individuals from non-member organization $399.00 $449.00
6+ individuals from non-member organization $349.00 $399.00

Sample Session Topics

  • Partnership Between the Board and Chief Staff Officer
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Legal Issues for the Volunteer Leader
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Building Better Meetings
  • Structured Networking
  • and more!


Saturday, August 27: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET
Sunday, August 28: 8:00am - 12:30pm ET


Conference Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations must be made in writing directly to the Nursing Organizations Alliance. If received by July 29, 2022, The Nursing Organizations Alliance will apply a $50 administrative fee and refund the remainder of the registration fee. After July 29, 2022, no refund will be given. Replacements are always welcome and can be arranged through NOA Headquarters.

CAE Credits

As a Certified Association Executive (CAE) Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, NALA may be applied for 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.

Nursing Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity will be submitted to the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, to award contact hours.


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.