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customized training for your organization

We realize not everyone can go through a FOCUS program. To meet the ever-growing training needs of organizations in our region, FOCUS offers a wide variety of customized programs. Delivered by experts in their fields, each program can be tailored to the particular needs of your organization. These types of programs can be delivered on a one-time or ongoing basis, from an hour to multiple days, coordinated around your schedule.

Areas of customized services


Civic Leadership & Regional Issues

  • Economic and business trends
  • Overview of the criminal justice system
  • Culture, arts and recreation
  • Racial justice & equity
  • Poverty
  • State government
  • Immigration and economic development
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Personal growth/skill assessment (including Meyers-Briggs, DiSC, Leadership Practices Inventory, EQi 2.0, StrengthsFinder and more)
  • Inquiry-based leadership
  • Systems-based thinking
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Unconscious bias
  • Strengths-based management
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Facilitation of racial equity programming
  • Effective meeting agendas/facilitation
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management
  • Community assessment
  • Community-building
  • Problem-solving (team and individual)
  • Group dynamics and facilitation
  • Effective discipline and feedback
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Teambuilding
  • Conflict mediation
  • General advocacy


Don't see what you're looking for? Let's talk! With an alumni network of 8,000+ professionals, if we can't help, we probably know someone who can.


past clients

Here are just some of the organizations where we've provided customized programs:

  • Thompson Coburn
  • Mastercard
  • Easter Seals/Life Skills
  • Spire (formerly The Laclede Group)
  • McCarthy Construction
  • Webster University
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • UCP Heartland
  • Urban League of Greater St. Louis
  • Bank of America

For more information

Yemi Akande-Bartsch, President & CEO
Email | Tel: (314) 622-1250 ext. 105

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