For 25 years, we have delivered the highest quality leadership experiences for students and staff, offering our expert insight to organizations that focus on student success. 


Our Mission

We build strong leaders and strong organizations through engaging training programs. We equip young leaders with the essential skills for achieving their academic and career goals. We support the missions of our partners by providing unrivaled products and service. A FOCUS Training leadership experience goes beyond the actual event itself, helping participants to take action in their pursuit of success.

I think the moment I could tell this was going to be different was when the trainers came to lunch...and sat with the kids. None of the speakers we hired before did that. You could see they cared, that they wanted to know our kids.
— GEAR UP Site Coordinator

FOCUS Training offers more

than just a keynote speech...

real connections, real content,

and real skill development.

Why partners choose us

  • Expert trainers keep a room full of students engaged from start to finish.
  • Research-based content means students are learning relevant skills.
  • We understand the unique challenges faced by GEAR UP and TRIO programs, and the students they serve.
  • We are the sole source of these unique training experiences.
  • We offer the best value - and can often help with dollar match for partnership grants.
  • Our team makes the planning and implementation easy.