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The purpose of the Leadership Committee is to better equip members to serve in leadership positions with confidence and skill. Standing Rules #6, National Committees – Member/Organizational Support

Raise awareness of ALA leadership development opportunities. 

What does the Leadership Committee do?

  • Attend American Legion Auxiliary Mission Training

    • Watch for event announcements in Auxiliary magazine, ALA emails, and social media for dates and locations.

    • After Mission Training, share the information you received with your unit, district/county, and department.

  • Attend leadership conferences/workshops within your district/department.

  • Participate in ALA Academy courses

  • Be aware of ALA leadership opportunities in your community:

    • Speak to other community organizations about veterans’ support.

    • Speak to high schools about veterans to develop your own leadership abilities.

  • ALA Unit Member of the Year Award

    • Nominate a fellow unit member for Unit Member of the Year.

    • Open to senior members who are not currently, nor have ever been, in an elected or appointed leadership role higher than unit president.

    • Follow your department’s procedures for submitting nomination.

Promote participation in the ALA Academy.

Enhance knowledge about ALA history, programs, and organization. 

  • Attend district/department training sessions/workshops.

  • Participate in the ALA Academy — these courses are self-paced and designed to help you learn about the ALA online and at no cost to you.

  • Participate in Mission Training — this is a one-day, interactive conference geared toward learning more about the ALA’s core programs and deliver our mission.

  • Download/purchase and become familiar with the:



  • And other ALA guide books available to enhance your knowledge of and promote our organization.


Deadlines/Important Dates:

  • May 15: Department chairmen reports due to division chairmen, cc: national chairman

  • June 1: Awards submissions and Department Unit Members of the Year due

  • 2023-2024 Mission Training: See dates and locations here.

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