Leadership Development Center*
We fulfill our promise and live our cause when we intentionally THINK, ACT and COMMUNICATE in ways that strengthen community. As Cause-Driven Leaders, this means we THINK, ACT and COMMUNICATE every day with our cause front and center. The Gateway Region YMCA is committed to the professional growth of our staff and volunteers at every level, so that we can continue to develop these Cause-Drive Leaders for the Y movement.
Our Larry V. Alvey Leadership Development Center (the LDC) is located in Maryland Heights, MO. Leadership Development is coordinated by the Organizational Development & Training Department. This team offers YUSA Trainings, workshops and seminars for all Y staff and volunteers in line with the national YUSA training model.
The Training Partner YMCA
The Gateway Region YMCA was selected by the YUSA to be a part of the training Partner Y system, to provide affordable, accessible and regional training for the midwest. The Gateway Region YMCA serves all YMCAs throughout Missouri and Illinois in their career development needs which includes planning regional Training Events, assisting with the Cause-Driven Leader model and helping staff navigate the Leadership Certification System.
The Y Exchange:
The Y Exchange is a national resource for all YMCA staff and volunteers. It includes resources, documents and implementation plans for running a YMCA and program areas, it includes question and answer features for all staff and also hosts news about events, trainings and hot topics from Ys all over the United States!
The LCDC (Learning & Career Development Center):
To support and encourage its leaders, the YUSA offers trainings for personal development and career mapping tools. These tools and registration for local Y Trainings are all done through the LCDC system. The LCDC can be accessed after logging into the Y Exchange.
Our office holds the Organizational Development & Training team and the Association Child Care Services & Camp team. We have a Meeting Room, Classroom and Computer Room for meetings and staff development. We are located at 11960 Westline Industrial Drive. Look for the 12000 Building sign when on Westline Industrial Drive. Enter through the East Entrance, and we are at the left end of the hall.