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Chapter Leaders Orientation

Orientation for Chapter Leaders Workshop

The Orientation for Chapter Leaders Workshop, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet together and prepares you to lead your association.  The program provides a full agenda on topics such as:

  • The Major Income Producer: Early Stages of Conference Planning
  • Orientation of Chapter Officers and Board Members
  • Membership and a Membership Marketing Plan
  • Expand Your Communication: Websites, Podcasts, Blogs, E-lists, Newsletter
  • Diversity: How's Your Association Doing?

Annual Conference registration information is available now. Early bird registration closes March 7.

The 2008 workshop is a separate ticketed event at Annual Conference. Registration is $45 for ALA members and $65 for non-members. No onsite registration. A full breakfast is included. Event Code: CR1

If you have any questions, please contact Don Wood at

Below you will find links to some of the documents distributed at the workshop (as of March 4, 2008). 

A Selection of Workshop Documents


Conducting a Meeting

Conference Planning

Membership Recruitment and Retention

Legislative Advocacy

Keeping Legislators on Your Side Advocacy


Ideas to Promote Diversity in Associations

Are You Listening?


Strategic Plans


Related Files

Association Staffing
ALA Policies Regarding Chapters
Members: How to Get and Keep Them
Keeping Legislators on Your Side Advocacy
Ideas to Promote Diversity in Associations
State and Regional Chapters Information
Long Range Financial Plan_Oklahoma Library Association
Recommended Auditing Procedures and Guidelines
Are You Listening?
Parliamentary Procedures at a Glance 2008
ALA Chapter Relationship
Eighteen Steps to a Better Meeting
Twelve Qualities of an Effective Meeting
Association Strategic Plans (PDF File)
Association Strategic Plans Bibliography (PDF File)
Conference Site Inspection Form
2008 Site Selection Price Comparison
2008 Conference Planning Dates and Deadlines
1.08 Meeting Planning Resources
Membership Best Practices

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Documents related to the Orientation for Chapter Leaders program held at ALA Annual and Midwinter conferences