Civic Engagement Forums

As a nonpartisan convener and facilitator, FOCUS' civic engagement forums provide opportunities to learn about and discuss key regional issues. In the past year, more than 1,600 community members and leaders attended a FOCUS forum.

Bringing together diverse perspectives, our forums offer:

  • Access to education and resources on important civic issues;
  • Space to engage in dialogue and understanding of opposing viewpoints; and
  • Connection with other individuals who have an interest in the issue and leaders working in that space.

Many of our forums are free and open to the public. To access members-only events and discounts, join or renew your FOCUS membership.

Want to be notified of upcoming events? Sign up here.

Interested in partnering on or sponsoring a future forum? Contact Dr. Yoli Alovor, Director of Civic Engagement, at (314) 657-4026 or by email.

Upcoming Events

Navigating the AI Frontier: Insights and Challenges for Leaders
8:00 am - 9:30 am

In an era where AI is reshaping how organizations operate, join us to explore the transformative influence of this technology on industries and business processes.

Recent Events

  • Finding Common Ground through Civil Discourse - Feb. 7, 2024
  • Embracing Neurodiversity for a More Inclusive Workplace - Jan. 31, 2024
  • The Future of Professional Development: Trends & Innovation in Mentoring - Jan. 24, 2024
  • The Ripple Effect: Unraveling the Childcare Crisis and Its Impact on Our Region - Nov. 1, 2023
  • Preparing St. Louis for Climate Change: Building Resilient Communities - Sept. 20, 2023
  • The Overall Health, Vitality, and Success of Our Community: Jobs & Transportation - March 30, 2023
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