What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier nonprofit leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Labor & Employment Counsel, Enterprise Holdings
"Leadership St. Louis most definitely has changed my approach. I also gained mentors and coaches who are willing to drop whatever is going on in their lives and give me time when I need it."
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Emerging Leaders Applications Due

11:59 PM

Don't miss your chance to be part of our fall 2023 cohort of FOCUS Emerging Leaders!

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Emerging Leaders Selection

5:30-8:30 PM

We’re looking for Emerging Leaders alumni to help us select the next cohort.

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Women In Leadership Applications Due

11:59 PM

WIL is open to women of all ages with a desire to strengthen their leadership effectiveness. 

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