What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier 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

Ann Seeney, Leadership St. Louis
Director, Human Resources, St. Louis Cardinals
I have described FOCUS and the Leadership St. Louis progrma as life changing. My LSL class reinvigorated me and drove me to find ways to do more in the community.
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Ready, Set, Leading: Women’s History Month Breakfast

7:30-9:00 AM

A conversation with area business, nonprofit and military leaders.

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Bridging the Gap Between St. Louis Natives & Transplants

5:30-8:30 PM

Register for our next Connect With STL event for young professionals.

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Being a Change Agent in a Divided Nation

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us for the 7th Annual Public Values Symposium.

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