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
- Defining Your Personal Brand: This session will cover personal branding, which
encompasses everything from online presence and personality as well as first
impressions and professional behavior.
- 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.
- Tools for an Effective Leader: This topic covers everything from online resources, to
public speaker and presentation skills and running an effective meeting.
- Diversity and Cultural Awareness: This session aims to examine the participant’s
assumptions and biases, and ties those ideas back to best organizational
- What will I do?: This session aims to provide structure for identifying
passion and interests, giving participants an understanding of ways to pursue
these aspirations while advancing their career.
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.
Fall 2016 Session Dates
Monday, September 12, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tuition for Emerging Leaders is $500 and includes a light dinner and parking, as well as a six-month FOCUS St. Louis membership.
Applications for the Fall 2016 program are now closed. - check out the recently announced class!
To apply for the Spring 2016 program, check back in early October.
For more information
Beth Casagrand, Emerging Leaders Director and Programs Manager
Email | Tel: (314) 622-1250 ext. 115
Emerging Leaders informational brochure