19th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)

Was held at the Historic Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

August 26 & 27, 2023. 

More information regarding our 20th Annual NALA education will be shared soon.

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

The Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth St

Louisville, KY 40202

Room Rate: $159/night plus taxes. 

2023 Schedule-At-A-Glance and Detailed Agenda

Friday, August 25: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 26: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 27: 7:45 am - 12:00 pm

Click here to view the detailed agenda

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


Conference Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations must be made in writing directly to the Nursing Organizations Alliance. If received by July 28, 2023, The Nursing Organizations Alliance will apply a $50 administrative fee and refund the remainder of the registration fee. After July 28, 2023, no refund will be given. Replacements are always welcome and can be arranged through NOA Headquarters.



2023 NALA Sponsors 

NEW Venue to Host NALA in 2023!

We are honored to have this year's NALA venue be the Legendary Galt House Hotel,  a celebrated Southern landmark, and Louisville’s only waterfront hotel is the largest meeting and convention hotel in the Southeast.  The recently transformed hotel ​underwent an $80 million renovation to 1,310 sophisticated guest rooms and suites, 130,000 square feet of functional meeting space, and 7 different restaurants and bars. The Galt House provides the best of Southern hospitality – centrally located in downtown Louisville, with quick accessibility to the city’s buzziest attractions including Whiskey Row, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Muhammad Ali Center, Urban Bourbon Trail, Fourth Street Live, and so much more.

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.

Prior to 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.

Click here for a sneak peek of Louisville 

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.

2023 NALA Presenters

  • Beth Cusatis Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE
  • Cynthia Hammond, PhD, MHE, MSN, RN
  • Danielle Prendergast, PhD
  • Kimberly Pendo, JD
  • Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE
  • Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN
  • Nicholas Croce, MS
  • Plus More!

Session topics included:

  • The Power and Complexities of Showing Up and Leading with Authenticity
  • Professional Identity as a Board Member
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Financial & Legal Stewardship for Association Leaders
  • Leadership Development Panel 
  • Structured Networking
  • and more!

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


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.