Walker Leadership Institute

Master of Community Leadership

Master of Community Leadership
The Master of Community Leadership is a new degree program. Alongside the Walker Leadership Institute’s various other programs, this track provides a complete program of study. It seeks to prepare students for a career in public or private sector enterprise, civic engagement, community organizing, and public policy and/or advocacy with an understanding of the Common Good.

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NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

NEXT Steps is a new, non-degree program of study and reflection for spiritually minded middle- and older-age professionals. NEXT Steps will lead you through a process of discovering purpose-filled work that contributes to the Common Good in our community. The class is forming now and will begin on September 13, 2018.  Click here for more information on NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond.

Our Mission

Working at the intersection of faith and business, the Walker Leadership Institute equips business leaders with skills and experiences to guide their organizations in better serving the Common Good. The Institute partners with other academic, religious, and business groups to put together workshops, conferences, and forums to identify, encourage, and activate community leadership. Our goal is to empower and connect communities.

Our Vision

Business and faith leaders in every community working together for the Common Good.

Our Beginning

Founded in 2016, the Walker Leadership Institute was made possible by a generous gift from Ambassador George H. and Dr. Carol B. Walker.

Tools For Leadership

Tools For Leadership is a series of workshops designed to bring together religious and community leaders in order to share resources for sustainable organizational development. Topics covered include growing resources and results in ministry, the place for a congregational mission, and planning for the future of the church. See the Events pages for the next Tools workshop.

The Walker Fellows

The Walker Fellows is a program designed to acknowledge, gather, and develop emerging religious leaders. Through the program, Fellows gain experience in personal, organizational, and community leadership and management. The program fosters an active dialogue between leaders in business, politics, innovation, and communities across the St. Louis region.