Chapter Leadership Institute

Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI)

July 16-18, 2020
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

Chapters are encouraged to send one or more chapter leaders to CLI. Attendees find value in the sessions offered each year. Participants include:

  • Chapter President-Elects
  • New chapter officers
  • Current chapter officers who have not previously attended CLI
  • Individuals interested in becoming a chapter officer


The full event agenda will be released in June 2020. For planning purposes, ALA will host a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening. CLI will officially get underway Friday morning and conclude Saturday late afternoon or evening.

Related Costs

  • Registration: $499/attendee
  • Room rate at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch: $189/night plus tax 
    • Note: This group rate is available until June 24, 2020, or until the ALA room block is full.
  • Several options exist for ground transportation. Visit the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch website for more details.

Funding Assistance

ALA’s Chapter Leadership Institute is an orientation, training and networking event for chapter officers and volunteer leaders. The ALA Board of Directors understands that each chapter’s financial situation is different, and has set aside funds to support those chapters who need assistance with the cost. The Board will consider one funding application per chapter based on the financial need. Applications are reviewed by members of the Board of Directors. 

Note: Only applications for the chapter’s primary representative will be considered. As in prior years, all secondary chapter representatives should be funded by the chapter.

The application for funding assistance will be available in March 2020. Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities 

ALA encourages its business partners to get involved in this high-impact ALA event, featuring leaders from across ALA’s 90 chapters. Any business partner interested in CLI sponsorship or other opportunities should contact Robert Leighton, Manager, Business Development, at 847-267-1375. Additional details available here.