Community Leadership

These community development programs provide leadership training in a variety of formats to enhance the skills and opportunities for individuals who participate as well as the organizations and communities that they serve.

EXperience in Community Enterprise and Leadership (EXCEL)

More than 40 EXCEL and Youth EXCEL programs across Missouri provide leadership development tailored to individual community needs and resources.

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Events and online courses

Show-Me REDI
Show-Me REDI
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June 8, 2023 - May 31, 2024

Leadership St. Louis (FOCUS STL)
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August 1, 2023 - June 28, 2024

Coro Fellows Program at UMSL


Centurions Leadership Program (Kansas City)

Since 1976, Centurions Leadership Program has earned its reputation as an unequaled training ground for future Kansas City leaders. Today, the two-year program has more than 80 active Centurions and more than 1,200 alumni, a close-knit group of women and men from diverse backgrounds expanding our personal and professional networks within the group and throughout the community.

Citizen Leadership Academy (Lee's Summit)

The Citizens Leadership Academy is open to Lee’s Summit residents who want to gain better insight into the operations of city government and to prepare for greater involvement in the community’s leadership.

FOCUS St. Louis

FOCUS St. Louis is the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives.

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