2020-21 Annual Report

Leadership for Changing TimesFor 25 years, our FOCUS programs have challenged leaders – to think differently, to seek out new perspectives, and to take action. The past year challenged us at FOCUS to do the same. We are always working on innovative ways to educate and connect leaders, and the pandemic presented an opportunity to reimagine everything that we do … Read More

Recorded Webinars

EventsRecorded Webinars & Virtual EventsLeadership Perspectives & Policy Discussions 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. FOCUS on Policy: Legislating St. Louis February 17, 2021 Featuring Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio; LaShana Lewis, Downtown Neighborhood Association; Mike Jones, … Read More

Introducing Our New Lineup of FOCUS Virtual Events

Becky RasmussenAlumni, Events, News

During this time of social distancing, FOCUS has paused our in-person program days and events, but keeping our alumni and member community connecting and learning has never been more important. To meet the changing needs of our leaders during these challenging times, we’re pleased to introduce our new lineup of online events. Each week, we’ll offer virtual conversations for alumni … Read More

Civic Engagement Toolkit – Civic Engagement and Capacity Building

 Civic Engagement ToolkitCivic Engagement & Capacity-building OrganizationsFOCUS St. Louis offers a significant number of programs and events with the opportunity to network while exploring regional community issues and concerns. Learn more about our: Leadership Programs – Take the next step in your leadership journey by applying for one of our six immersion programs. Upcoming Events – FOCUS hosts community forums and discussions … Read More


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 … Read More