The Leadership Missouri program was created on the belief that the community, just as any business or organization, requires strong leadership to improve and grow. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri aims to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state’s opportunities and challenges. In April of each year, the selected participants begin a series of seven monthly, two-day sessions.
Class Application Process & Details
You are eligible for the Leadership Missouri program if you are a resident of the state, are employed by a Missouri firm or are involved in leadership activities.
Candidates will be selected primarily on the basis of prior leadership experience and the desire to become a more effective leader. A special subcommittee from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will make the final selections.
Fill out the 2021 Class online application here. A limited number of scholarships are available. A non-refundable application fee of $30 for members or $50 for non-members must accompany the application upon acceptance into the program. (Do not send tuition fee with application! Those accepted into the program will be notified by March 1, 2021.) Tuition must be paid by March 30, 2021. Applicants who have not paid tuition by the March 31, 2021 deadline will not be eligible to participate in the program. No tuition refunds will be made.
Through the generosity of the Leadership Missouri Alumni, we are offering scholarships for the 2021 Leadership Missouri program. The scholarship(s) awarded will total up to $1000 as determined by the Scholarship Committee. The amount awarded will be applied to the registration fees for the Leadership Missouri program. Scholarships will be awarded based on need. Scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2021. Any scholarship recipient unable to attend the Leadership Missouri program will forfeit the scholarship to an alternate, as selected by the Scholarship Committee. Submit a scholarship application here.
- Candidate’s potential for leadership
- Benefits to the candidate’s professional development
- Potential positive impact to the candidate’s organization
- Potential positive impact to the candidate’s community
Tuition & Funding
The tuition and fees for the 2021 program are $2,000 for Missouri Chamber members and $2,300 for non-members. The tuition fee covers scheduled class meals, breaks, group transportation, class materials, other organizational costs and Leadership Missouri lifetime alumni membership. The candidate is responsible for hotel, travel and other out-of-pocket expenses not directly related to Leadership Missouri.
The 2021 Class application deadline and the 2021 scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2021.
You are expected to attend every session. However, with special permission from the director you will be allowed to miss 1 segment, or 16 hours. If you miss more than 16 hours, you will need to make up the same amount of time during the following year in order to graduate.
Why attend Leadership Missouri?
- If you want to learn more about major issues facing Missourians.
- If your firm does business with the state of Missouri.
- If it’s important that you become more effective in dealing with business leaders or elected officials.
- If you want to target your leadership skills toward meeting major statewide concerns.
- If you have plans to someday run for public office.