Organizational & Leadership Excellence Conference

November 15 - 17, 2021 | Chicago

Each year this event brings together an intimate, high-level audience of senior executive leaders from hospitals, health systems, graduate health management programs, and other healthcare entities, who have a passion to improve healthcare by fostering positive organizational culture, leadership excellence, and have a desire to build and influence resilient and agile organizations.

Registration for this event is now closed. For questions, please contact info@nchl.org.

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Presenting Sponsor


Leading Corporate Member Sponsors

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Sustaining Corporate Member Sponsors


Contributing Corporate Member Sponsors


THIS EVENT IS NCHL’S LARGEST CONFERENCE bringing approximately 200 attendees together for two days. We have designed these event sponsorship packages in a way that maximizes your organization’s exposure and influence to healthcare leaders across the United States while allowing you to continue supporting the valuable and impactful work of our organization.

This year’s event, including an evening welcome reception and opportunities to join the Gail L. Warden event, will be hosted at the Swissôtel, starting the evening of Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 17 in downtown Chicago.



In order to receive the NCHL member discount for the conference, you must use your organizationally affiliated email address when registering. Registration for this event is now closed.  

Ticket Selection

Conference Registration 

  • Non-NCHL Members ($750)

  • NCHL Program Members ($550)

  • Student & Healthcare Administrative Fellows ($350)

Bundled Tickets 

This ticket includes both the Conference and Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Dinner Event

  • NCHL Program Members ($1100)

  • Non-NCHL Program Members ($1300)


Gail L. Warden Leadership Award Dinner Event Only


Hotel Informaation

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago.

As f 10/25/21 - the room block is now full. 

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts closed on July 23, 2021. Selected sessions will be notified no later than September 3.