Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI)


Join representatives from nearly 60 ALA chapters at the 2023 Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) taking place from Thursday, July 20, through Saturday, July 22, at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Whether you currently hold a volunteer role within your chapter or are considering one, look no further than this educational event.

Come network and collaborate with current and new chapter officers, individuals interested in becoming a chapter officer, and members of ALA’s Board of Directors and Chapter Resource Team.

During last year's meeting in Las Vegas, attendees participated in sessions covering Chapter membership growth, budgeting, inclusiveness, effective communication and much more! You can expect to see similar topics during this year's CLI as well.


Keynote Presentation: How Meaningful Engagement Inspires Action

Julie Couret
Executive Coach


The registration cost will be $499 per attendee.

Connect with your ALA peers at these special networking events:

  • Welcome Reception | Thursday, July 20
  • Networking Reception | Friday, July 21

Here’s a preview of presentations that will be featured on this year’s agenda:

  • » Elevate Your Chapter by Empowering and Engaging Membership
  • » Gone but Not Forgotten: Leveraging the (Super) Power of Retired ALA Members and Past Presidents
  • » From Small Talk to Big Connections: How Your Networking Impacts Your Chapter
  • » Leadership and the Power of Perception
  • » Successful Succession: (Re)Building Your Board and Planning for Transition
  • » Plus, many more …




JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Rate: $190 + taxes/fees, single/double occupancy
Cutoff: June 28, 2023

The JW Marriott is a short walk from New Orleans’ most historic street, Bourbon Street. While travelling down the street’s 13 blocks, embrace New Orleans’ rich culture by visiting a Louisiana Creole restaurant or by watching a free jazz concert.


Certain sessions offered at the Chapter Leadership Institute will qualify for Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® application and/or recertification credit. Details will be released with the conference program in the coming months.

Not yet a CLM? Act now to demonstrate your mastery of the knowledge, skills and ability to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of legal management with ALA’s Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® program.

Questions? Contact [email protected].


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