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Dominic Akandwanaho Harvard

Harvard student describes the impact our programmes have

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.

How can 'Smart Cities' address homelessness?

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.
Alison Coburn and Carlos Westendorp

Common Purpose to work with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid

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.
Louise Teboul Common Purpose

Congratulations to our award winning Operations Director

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 with HRH Prince of Wales Prince Charles

Gaining skills for graduate employment on a Common Purpose programme

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.
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?"