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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What's Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Celebrate the leaders making a positive difference in our community!

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5:30-7:00 pm

Current-year program participants are invited to join us for this graduation celebration.

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Women In Leadership Info Session

12:00-1:00 PM

Learn how you can be part of this transformational program. 

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