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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Update: CSCLeaders

On 16 March a group of 100 exceptional senior leaders drawn from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 54 countries of the Commonwealth will gather in London for the first CSCLeaders, a renewal of the Commonwealth Study Conferences.

Over 8 days they will receive briefings from global leaders on global trends, and in small groups will visit different UK cities to investigate the challenge: How do people from communities which have spread across the ...

Common Purpose UK CEO Adirupa Sengupta reflects on 2012

This is the end of my first year as CEO of Common Purpose in the UK. It has been a long year!

Keeping focused as the UK has struggled, delivering our courses which seem ever more relevant as we continue our efforts to connect leaders locally and nationally across UK cities and taking advantage of the growth of Common Purpose internationally to forge new links for the UK around the world.

It's incredibly exciting that in my first year as CEO of the UK, we suc ...

Leading Beyond Culture

In October 2012, we ran a free online leadership event "Leading Beyond Culture - exploring Cultural Intelligence".

Three global contributors shared their experiences of adapting as a leader when operating in different cultures:

  • David Lobo, Chairman, Deejay Group
  • Clare Woodcraft, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Foundation
  • Konstantin Mettenheimer, Former Global Co Chairman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Charity started by graduates of Frontrunner for Disabled Students

Throughout the three day course the students met a wide range of senior leaders from organisations including ITN, Big Lottery Fund, Princes Trust, NHS East Midlands and HMP Lowdham Grange who shared their leadership stories and insights with the group. Visits included YMCA, Geldards LLP, Groundwork and One Nottingham, exploring the real life leadership challenges those organisations are facing with the students challenged to find possible solutions to help the ...

AMEX Leadership Academy

Between 13-16 November, 26 participants from various not-for-profit organisations across the UK will explore collaborative leadership, one-to-one coaching and personal and organisational branding, developing some of the key skills required for effective leadership in the third sector.

American Express, in partnership with Common Purpose, are running the American Express Leadership Academy in the UK as part of a 5-year initiative to develop emerging leaders who have the pote ...

Capacity Building Programme in Libya

Since June 2011, Common Purpose has been running a European Union programme of capacity building support in Libya.

This programme financed by the European Union's Instrument for Stability was set up to respond to early Libyan requests for support with training on leadership, organisational and other management skills.

Twenty eight courses and workshops have been run over the first twelve months of this programme and over 1,000 people have participated.  Of the ...

High-calibre UK and Indian business leaders to tackle the 'skills gap' challenge


With employers often frustrated that they cannot find suitably skilled new talent despite the millions of unemployed in search of jobs, how do we ensure appropriate skills development to bridge this apparent gap between education and employability?

This is the challenge that participants on the Dishaa Venture, run by leadership development organisation Common Purpose, will be tackling ...

Scotland and Leadership in UAE

Common Purpose in Scotland recently organised a day on leadership for 48 young women post-grads from universities across the UAE, who were in Dundee for a summer school at the Al Maktoum HE College. The Chief Constable of Tayside Police, the Development Director of 'M' Technologies (Glasgow, London, Chicago), the Chief Executive of Aberlour Childcare Trust Scotland, and the Vice President HR for Fairmont Group Europe took part in the discussions which explored attitudes to leadership ...

Ventures Update July 2012

Common Purpose Ventures connect future leaders, across the world, to tackle challenges which are common and compelling, big (enough to be worth the effort) and small (enough to be grasped). Ventures encourage participants to work in new directions to develop innovative approaches to new (and old) problems - this is why the names of all our Ventures mean "direction".

Dao Xiang

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London and Shanghai social challenges to be tackled with support of Mayors Boris Johnson and Han Zheng

LONDON, 27 June 2012 - Thirty experienced and successful leaders from London and Shanghai will meet in London next week to tackle social challenges common to both cities.

The inaugural Dao Xiang Venture, run by international leadership development organisation Common Purpose, will take place at Devonport House and City Hall from 2-5 July 2012.

During the four day Venture, participants will be set the challenge of developing collaborative practical methods to ta ...