So why, as cities grow and become more technologically sophisticated, is important to keep the human element alive in our cities? Common Purpose graduate, Vishal Talreja, is the Co-founder & CEO of Dream A Dream talked to us about how Smart Cities need to be Human Cities.
2014 alumni Dominic Akandwanaho attended one of the top schools in Uganda and is now a neurobiology major at Harvard University with a passion to impact change in global public health. We caught up with Dominic to find out what he took away from the previous Global Leader Experience in Boston.
What do cities need to consider if they are to address an issue as complex as homelessness? Does technology hold the answer? Or do leaders need to work together to gain a greater understanding of the problem? We spoke with Arvinda Gohil, CSCLeaders alumna and CEO of Emmaus, a UK charity which supports people who have been homeless.
Common Purpose is working with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid in order to create a new leadership programme. It will combine Common Purpose’s innovative approach to leadership development with the unique experience and expertise of the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid’s Members.
Congratulations are in order to our Operations Director for Common Purpose UK, Louise Teboul, who was recently presented with the Outstanding Professional Award at the 2014 Birmingham Post Business Awards. Louise has delivered Common Purpose programmes in Birmingham for 9 years.
Dalisu Jwara is a graduate from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. As a student, he attended 33Fifty, a Global Leader Experience delivered in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Dalisu who credits his Common Purpose programme as helping him to develop skills which eventually led him to being recruited by a top employer.
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.
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.