Events

Recorded Webinars & Virtual Events

During this era of social distancing, FOCUS is offering virtual events to help you stay engaged and continue your leadership journey.

For upcoming events, visit our online calendar.

Elevate Leadership Sneak Peek

Be sure to check out the full Elevate Leadership training series here.

What Your People Need From You as a Leader Right Now
Featuring Jeb Bates, Chief Experience Officer, ThoughtAction LLC

The Power of Resiliency – Why We Need It and How We Develop It
Featuring Dr. Cheryl Throgmorton and Dr. David Rowan of Psychological Associates

How to Choose Courage Over Judgment in Difficult Times
Featuring Justine Froelker, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

The Art of Engagement: Storytelling for Leaders
Featuring Kerri Garbis, Founder & President, Ovation

The Fundraiser’s Story
Featuring Martin Leifeld, Martin Leifeld Leadership & Fundraising

You’re Hired! Mastering the Job Search During a Pandemic
Featuring Bernie Frazier, SPHR, Founder & President, Career Compass LLC

The Elevate Leadership Series is Presented with Support From
Citi

Leadership Perspectives & Policy Discussions

Leadership in Times of Crisis
Featuring Anna Crosslin, International Institute of St. Louis; Jason Hall, Arch to Park; and Kelvin Westbrook, BJC HealthCare / KRW Advisors

Missouri COVID Response: Policy & Practice
Featuring Amy Blouin, Missouri Budget Project; Mardy Leathers, Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development; Alexandra Rankin, Missouri Foundation for Health; & and Kendra Holmes, Affinia Healthcare

A Conversation with St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson

A Conversation with St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page

Higher Education in the Age of Coronavirus
Featuring Dr. Mark Lombardi, Maryville University; Dr. Elizabeth J. Stroble, Webster University; Dr. Kristin Sobolik, University of Missouri-St. Louis; and Dr. Randy Pembrook, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Medical Realities: Inequity in the Era of COVID-19
Featuring Dr. Fredrick Echols, City of St. Louis Department of Health; Dr. Alex Garza, SSM Health / St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force; Dr. Laurie Punch, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine

The Show Must Go On? COVID and the St. Louis Arts
Featuring Chris Hansen, Kranzberg Arts Foundation; Mont Levy, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis; Joan Lipkin, That Uppity Theatre Company; and Hana S. Sharif, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Workplace Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
Featuring Jama Dodson, Saint Louis MHB; Joseph Yancey, Places for People; Bart Andrews, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Response (BHR), and Sandy Piper, MSC, CPA, LPC, Chesterfield Counseling Associates

Career Management During COVID
Featuring Roni Chambers, VP Coaching Excellence, IMPACT Group;  Bernie Frazier, SPHR, Founder & President, CareerCompass LLC;  Mark Grieman, Founder & CEO, ROI Search Partners; and Michelle King, VP Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Reinsurance Group of America

HR in the Age of COVID
Featuring Mark Lindgren, Ameren;  Jennifer Richert, Schnucks; Ann Seeney, St. Louis Cardinals; and Lisa Williams, Lutheran Senior Services
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CEO Leadership in the Era of COVID-19
Featuring Jason Carter, President & Founder, UNCOMN; Tony Thompson, Chairman & CEO, Kwame Building Group, Inc.; and Dr. Frances Levine, President & CEO, Missouri Historical Society