Leadership Missouri

The Leadership Missouri program aims to foster strong leadership skills in individuals across the state for brighter futures and stronger communities.

ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP MISSOURI PROGRAM

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The Leadership Missouri program was created on the belief that Missouri communities, just as any business or organization, require 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 May of each year, the selected participants begin a series of seven monthly, two-day sessions. Watch the 2021 class recap below to see what’s in store for your future leadership training!

2022 DATES & LOCATIONS

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S DATES AND LOCATIONS.

MAY 17-22, 2022

ST. LOUIS

June 15-17, 2022

KIRKSVILLE

JULY 20-22, 2022

KANSAS CITY

AUGUST 24-26, 2022

SPRINGFIELD

september 14-16, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY

october 12-14, 2022

WARRENSBURG

november 9-11, 2022

LAKE OF THE OZARKS

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 in Missouri.

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 in 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.
  • 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

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.

Applications for the 2022 class are available here! 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, 2022.) Tuition must be paid by March 31, 2022. Applicants who have not paid tuition by the March 31, 2022, deadline will not be eligible to participate in the program. No tuition refunds will be made.

Through the generosity of Leadership Missouri alumni, we are offering scholarships for the 2022 Leadership Missouri program. The scholarship(s) awarded will total up to $1,000 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, 2022. Any scholarship recipient unable to attend the Leadership Missouri program will forfeit the scholarship to an alternate, as selected by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships may be available for not-for-profit and small businesses. All scholarship recipients are expected to attend all sessions.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The tuition and fees for the 2022 program are $2,300 for Missouri Chamber members and $2,800 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 2022 class application deadline and the 2022 scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2022.

You are expected to attend every session. However, with special permission from the director, you will be allowed to miss one 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.

If you’re interested in learning more about Leadership Missouri, please reach out to Tammy Long, Vice President of Programs and Business Services.

Tammy Long

Vice President of Programs and Business Services

CONTACT

Program Sponsors

Leadership Missouri would not be possible without the help and support of our generous sponsors.

 

PREMIER LEADERSHIP SPONSOR

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GOLD LEADERSHIP SPONSORS

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Spire logo.
Official logo for State Tech Linn, MO.

SESSION SPONSORS

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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