United Way Leadership St. Joseph

Building the skills of individuals to be effective leaders in the community since 1982


United Way Leadership St. Joseph is an annual, year-long leadership development program for adults who live or work in the St. Joseph area. This program creates a network of trained individuals who are willing to engage in leadership and community courses while cultivating unique skills and an enhanced knowledge of this community's opportunities, realities, and challenges.

In 2024, the classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month January – December. We cover such topics as education, health, business, arts, social services and community history. Tuition for each participant is $1,750.

Class size is limited.  

Click here to download the 2024 Application

Alumni List 

Graduation & Alumni Social: 

United Way Leadership St. Joseph will celebrate the Class of 2023, connect with Leadership St. Joseph Alumni and meet the Distinguished Leader Award Recipient. The Graduation and Alumni Social will be located at the Historic Green Acres Ballroom on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4:00 p.m. Questions? Call 816.634.2381 or email jean.brown@stjosephunitedway.org.


Leadership St. Joseph is made possible by the work of a volunteer steering committee. The committee works with the Leadership St. Joseph Director to make the program as successful as it can be to create a lasting impact on the participants and on our community.

For more information, contact Jean Brown, Director of Leadership St. Joseph at  816.364.2381

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