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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.
leadership

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.
Global Leader Experience Mumbai

How my programme for students helped me to explore the culture of Mumbai

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.
Ramadan at the Down Cafe

Ramadan at the Down Cafe in Istanbul

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.
Common Purpose Student Graduate John Donaghy

My leadership development programme for students

John Donaghy tells us about the two Common Purpose student programmes he attended: Frontrunner for Disabled Students and a Global Leader Experiences programme held in london. Inspired by the programmes, John is now in the process of developing his own social enterprise.