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Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) - Registration is Open

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Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI)
July 20–22, 2017
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Registration now open!

"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery."
— Warren Bennis

We have designed this year's Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) to help build upon your talents and skills, and to enhance the leadership experience you will have as you begin or continue leadership in your chapter. We hope that you walk away from CLI with insights and tools that will serve you well in ALA, your career and even personally.

I encourage chapters to send as many representatives as possible. We have heard from so many members that they are excited about "Elevating ALA," and the best way to elevate your chapters is by attending CLI. Detailed information regarding ALA member resources, new initiatives and ALA's leadership structure will be shared throughout the weekend. You will also learn how to be an effective chapter leader and meet colleagues from many other chapters. Continue reading here ...

Gary T. Swisher, II, CLM
President, 2017–2018

ALA's Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) is an orientation, training and networking event for chapter officers and volunteer leaders. Participants include ALA's Board of Directors, Regional Representatives, Chapter Leaders, Business Partners and key members of the Headquarters Staff. CLI provides a unique opportunity for learning about and strengthening your leadership role, sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues and expanding your network.


The full event agenda will be released in June. 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 by no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Register online or complete the printable registration form and send it to the designated address.


Reservations can be made, modified or canceled by calling 800-633-7313 and referencing the Association of Legal Administrators/ALA or by visiting the online reservation link.

All reservations must be made by June 28, 2017 to receive the contracted room rate of $199 plus 13.4 percent tax per night.

Want to enjoy Minneapolis longer? You may extend your stay up to one day pre- and post-conference dates at the group rate, based upon availability.

Inquiries regarding course offerings should be directed to

Registration and/or hotel inquiries should be directed to

ALA's 2017 Chapter Leadership Institute is made possible, in part, through the generous sponsorship of the following business partners:

GLJ Benefit Consultants
LTC Solutions
Thomson Reuters
Capital Lien
Perfect Law

Do you know of a chapter business partner that is interested in becoming more involved?
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Please direct any business partner interested in CLI sponsorship or other opportunities to the ALA Business Partner Portal. Unlike other events, CLI sponsorship can include the opportunity to participate as a thought leader in a panel session.