Chapter Leadership Institute

July 19-21, 2018 
Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver, Colorado

Who Should Attend? 

Each chapter is encouraged to send one or more chapter leaders to CLI. Everyone who attends will find value in the sessions being offered. Ideal participants include:

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

See what members of the Philadelphia Chapter have to say about attending the Chapter Leadership Institute.


The full event agenda will be released in June 2018. For planning purposes, ALA hosts a Welcome Reception Thursday evening. CLI will officially get underway Friday morning and conclude Saturday evening. Participants should plan to travel home on Sunday.

Please Note: ALA’s Board of Directors and Regional Representatives should plan to arrive at the hotel by no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

Related Costs

  • Registration: $499/attendee
  • Room rate at the Grand Hyatt Denver: $229/night plus tax. Sleeping Room Reservations
    • Note: This group rate is available until June 27, 2018, or until the ALA room block is full.
  • Several options exist for ground transportation. Visit the Grand Hyatt Denver website for more details.


Funding Assistance

ALA’s Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) is an orientation, training and networking event for chapter officers and volunteer leaders. The ALA Board of Directors has determined that chapters will no longer automatically receive a complimentary registration and a travel stipend for one representative to attend this event. Instead  with the understanding that each chapter’s financial situation is different  the Board has set aside funds to assist those chapters who need assistance with the cost and will consider funding one application per chapter based on that need.

The deadline to apply for funding assistance was Monday, May 7, 2018. Applications have been forwarded to ALA's Executive Director and the appropriate Regional Director for consideration. Decisions will be communicated to all applicants by June 1, 2018.

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to

Please Note: Only applications for the chapter’s primary representative are being considered. As in prior years, all secondary chapter representatives should be funded by the chapter or they may submit applications to the Foundation of ALA for a Susan French Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Susan French Emerging Leader Scholarship

The Foundation of ALA provides scholarships to ALA members who want to develop their leadership skills through its educational offerings. 

The application process is currently under review but will be available in early 2019. Watch for more details soon! In the meantime, email if you have any questions.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities 
ALA encourages its business partners to get involved in this high-impact ALA event, featuring leaders from across ALA’s 91 chapters. Any business partner interested in CLI sponsorship or other opportunities should visit the ALA Business Partner Portal, or contact Robert Leighton, Manager, Business Development at 847-267-1375.

Thank you to our 2018 CLI Sponsors



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