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

5:30-8:30 PM

Calling all Emerging Leaders alumni! You're invited to help us select the spring 2023 cohort.

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Women In Leadership

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

We are currently seeking WIL alumnae judges to help select the next class of Women In Leadership.

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Youth Leadership
St. Louis Info Session

8:00-9:00 AM

Learn more about YLSL and how your school/organization can be a partner for the next program year!

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