LeadMO is committed to creating a non-partisan leadership development model that works to address structural and racial inequities. This commitment includes not only LeadMO’s responsibility to recruit and train a cohort of leaders that reflect the changing demographics of Missouri, but also to develop a greater understanding among civic leaders of inequalities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship.
LeadMO expects to work with people who adhere to the following principles:
- Inclusiveness: ability to work with diverse communities, across race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity
- Integrity: ability to discern between right and wrong, a willingness to act on that discernment even at personal cost and to openly and publicly stand for what you believe to be right
- Transparency: ability to be honest, to consistently keep commitments and to be held accountable
- Altruism: willingness to take action on behalf of others even at personal cost