Leadership Programs

Experience St. Louis

Since 1984, Experience St. Louis has been providing executives and senior-level leaders with an insider’s orientation to the region. For those with limited time, the program is a great way to get connected quickly and come up to speed on the issues, institutions and individuals shaping our region. 

Who Should Apply

If you’re an executive who is new to the St. Louis community, or have recently been promoted to a senior-level leadership position, Experience St. Louis was designed for you. Spouses/partners are also encouraged to participate. 

Like all FOCUS leadership programs, Experience St. Louis welcomes participants from all backgrounds, industries and sectors.

What to Expect

Experience St. Louis is offered each summer, with the 2018 session set for Aug. 9-10. During the two-day orientation, you’ll visit sites around the region to explore the historical, political, economic, cultural and social landscape of St. Louis.

Led by FOCUS’ President & CEO, you’ll also have the chance to meet and talk with leaders and influential decision-makers in the community.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Apply now for our Summer 2018 session.


How to Apply

We’re now accepting registrations for the 2018 class, set for Aug. 9-10, 2018.


Tuition for Experience St. Louis is $800/executive or $1,400/couple. Fees include breakfast and lunch on both days, tour transportation and a one-year membership in FOCUS St. Louis.


For More Information

Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D.
Experience St. Louis Director
Tel: (314) 657-4019
Email Yemi