The 17th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA)
 was held August 27-28, 2021


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.

2021 Schedule-At-A-Glance

Friday, August 27, 2021: 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Saturday, August 28, 2021: 10:00am - 3:30pm ET

Speakers Included

  • Kimberly Pendo
  • Stephanie Czuhajewski and Maria McMahon
  • Natalie Burke
  • Lee Gimpel 

2021 Session Topics

  • Partnership Between the Board and Chief Staff Officer
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Legal Issues for the Volunteer Leader
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Innovation Through Peer Consulting
  • Facilitating Better Board Meetings
  • and more!

Nursing Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for 8 hours by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 



CAE Credits

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, we will seek approval for CAE credit for the Fall Summit.

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.

2021 Conference Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations must be made in writing directly to the Nursing Organizations Alliance. If received by July 29, 2021, The Nursing Organizations Alliance will apply a $50 administrative fee and refund the remainder of the registration fee. After July 29, 2021, 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.