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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
A participant on the recent Global Leader Experiences programme for students in Mumbai, Asmita Goswami, talks about her experiences and how Common Purpose helped her to develop skills and improve her self-confidence.
Common Purpose Turkey recently hosted an event which brought all of its Meridian graduates and current programme participants together for Iftar, during Ramadan. The traditional Islamic meal was hosted at the Down Cafe, a restaurant run exclusively by the families of young people with Down syndrome.