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Belo Horizonte Global Leader Experience

Learning from prisons: how the APAC changed my leadership approach

Raphael Martius attended the Global Leader Experience in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in August this year. The programme, delivered in partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral, brought together 100 students from seven universities. The students investigated “how can we address the problem of violent crime in Belo Horizonte so that people feel more secure in the city?” Raphael visited APAC, an alternative facility to traditional prisons.
Global Leader Experience

Global Leader Experience in Montreal

Students in Canada have the chance to improve key leadership skills and develop their Cultural Intelligence in Montreal next month. Between 18 - 21 November, Common Purpose is running a Global Leader Experience - a free leadership development programme - which has so far successfully run in major global cities such as Dubai, Boston, London, Mumbai and Singapore.
HRH The Princess Royal Princess Anne

HRH The Princess Royal and Prudential: The launch of CSCLeaders 2015

Addressing 100 senior City leaders at Mansion House last week, HRH The Princess Royal, President of the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conferences, spoke about global challenges and the leadership skills crucial to solving them. The event marked the launch of CSCLeaders 2015.
Common Purpose 25 anniversary

Common Purpose celebrates its 25th birthday in the UK

It has been 25 years since Common Purpose delivered its very first leadership development programme in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989. Since then, Common Purpose has grown to be the one of the largest leadership development providers in the world. Local Common Purpose offices up and down the UK have been celebrating the anniversary with a series of special events.
Berlin Masterclass

Common Purpose Germany looks to the future

Common Purpose Germany marked its 10th anniversary last month with a Masterclass for participants and alumni. Hosted in Berlin and attended by 80 alumni from across the country, the topic of the Masterclass was "Building for the Future - What is your idea of a good quality of life and how can we realise it?"
Sarah Chapman National Diversity Awards

Sarah Chapman wins at the National Diversity Awards

Last week we reported that two Common Purpose alumni had been nominated at the National Diversity Awards. Both had completed Frontrunner for Disabled Students - a Common Purpose leadership development programme for disabled students. This week we are delighted to announce that Sarah Chapman has won the Positive Role Model Award for Disability.
Sarah Chapman

Two Common Purpose alumni nominated at the National Diversity Awards

Two Common Purpose alumni have been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards. Sarah Chapman (above) and Suzi Rees, who are alumni of our Frontrunner for Disabled Students programme, have both been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Disability.
UK American Express Leadership Academy

How do you successfully manage change?

David O'Connor, Course Director, Common Purpose UK talks about how to successfully manage change, and the factors you need to consider in order to approach change in the right way.
CSCLeaders 2014

CSCLeaders 2014 concludes in Delhi this week

Earlier this year 100 leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered in the UK for the global leadership development programme CSCLeaders to debate and work on a globally relevant Challenge; ‘How do you get societal - as well as economic - value out of technological innovation?’ They developed a range of ideas to address the Challenge and then broke out to different cities; Singapore, Toronto and Delhi to explore this Challenge further. The upcoming programme in Delhi (17-20 September) will conclude CSCLeaders 2014.

5 personal barriers to becoming a leader

Written in 2009, Ethan Ohs' '5 personal barriers to becoming a leader' is as true now as it has always been. In this insightful blog he outlines the 5 personal barriers which may stop you reaching your full leadership potential.