Emerging Leaders program offers a select group of St. Louis’ young and talented
the opportunity to receive training to develop leadership and management
skills. This program provides participants with an increased sense of
engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the
next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. The Emerging Leaders program is
open to young professionals ages 22-35.
Leaders aims to provide young professionals a better understanding of the inner
workings of the St. Louis community, an opportunity to develop leadership
skills, a chance for personal growth and self-assessment, exposure to volunteer
involvements, and a diverse network of peers. As a member of FOCUS St. Louis,
program participants get connected to other leadership program alumni and have
valuable opportunities to attend FOCUS programs and events.
of the program
Program sessions have topics that include the
Understanding Self and Leadership: This covers an in-depth
analysis of each participant’s personality type, with practical applications
for more effective networking, relationship-building, and strengthening
Leadership in the Civic Realm: the Greater St.
Louis Region: This topic covers some of the
intricacies of St. Louis’ unique landscape, both geographically and
politically, and current regional hot topics. Participants will also have a
chance to gain strategies for building stronger communities.
program is held twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Emerging
Leaders consists of six sessions held on Monday (approximately two per month). The sessions
are held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the FOCUS St. Louis office.
SPRING 2017 SESSION DATES
Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Fall 2017 SESSION DATES
Monday, September 11, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Tuition for Emerging Leaders is $500 and includes a light dinner and parking, as well as a six-month FOCUS St. Louis membership.
The Spring 2017 session is underway - meet the class participants!
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 class and are due by Aug. 9, 2017; selected participants will be notified by Aug. 18.
For more information
Nikki Whetsell, Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator
Email | Tel: (314) 657-4022
View the Spring 2017 Class
Download Emerging Leaders Fact Sheet