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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Jobs & Transportation Forum

8:30-10:00 am

Join us for the third forum in our community health series, presented in partnership with United Way of Greater St. Louis.

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Emerging Leaders Info Session

12:00-1:00 pm

If you’re an early-career professional, learn how you can be part of our next Emerging Leaders cohort.

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What's Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Celebrate the individuals, organizations and initiatives making a positive difference in our community!

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