AAOS Leadership Institute® (ALI) - Level 2

Foundational Learning

ALI Level 2 offers more access, learning, and knowledge of AAOS governance and provides an excellent foundation in personal leadership skills. A blend of online learning modules and webinars cover a range of topics including AAOS strategic planning, commitment to diversity, excellent communication, and creative and visionary thinking.

Level 2 also offers you opportunities to learn through informal mentoring with AAOS volunteer leaders. Connect with experienced AAOS volunteers via email to learn more about committee involvement, other ways to engage with the Academy, and career paths.

Online Learning Modules

  • AAOS Governance 101
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Creative & Visionary Thinking
  • Excellent Communication
  • Diversity
  • Getting Involved in Advocacy
  • Professionalism


The dates for the Level 2 ALI Webinars are: 

  • AAOS Governance 101 - Tuesday, June 11 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Strategic Thinking - Tuesday, July 23 at 7:15 p.m. CT 
  • Creative & Visionary Thinking - Tuesday, August 20 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Excellent Communication - Tuesday, October 1 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Diversity - Tuesday, October 22 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Getting Involved in Advocacy - Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Professionalism - Tuesday, February 18 ay 7:15 p.m. CT

Learn by Experience

  • Informal Mentoring: Access a panel of experienced AAOS volunteer leaders for in-depth knowledge and information
  • Annual Meeting attendance and networking opportunities

Prerequisites for ALI Level 2 Participation

To be eligible for Level 2 you must complete ALI Level 1.

Completion Requirements

As ALI evolves over the next year, completing ALI Level 2 will become a prerequisite for applying for AAOS committee service.

  • Complete all online learning modules
  • Attend three of seven live webinars
  • Attend AAOS Annual Meeting once every two years

For more information

ALI FAQs provide you with quick answers to common questions about the program. ALI At a Glance lists program components for each level.

In addition, a full overview of the program is available to download and print. 

Each level of the ALI Program is a prerequisite to serve at a higher level of governance.  Members who are serving or have served in governance positions may be exempt from some ALI program levels. Exemption eligibility is determined by specific guidelines

Members will be informed through email whether they are exempt from any portion of the program. For specific information regarding your exemption eligibility, please contact governance@aaos.org.