What sort of unusal places might you visit on a Common Purpose
course, and how can that can challenge the way you see the
During his Common Purpose course, Kuben says that he was given
the chance go to places that greatly broadened his perspective:
"We went to visit a recycling plant in Soweto, a police
emergency call centre, a prison and a stock exchange where we got
to see how markets work.
During my time on the course I learned about the Starfish
Foundation which runs aids hospices in South Africa. I was very
interested in what they were doing and I subsequently decided to
help by attending their strategic planning meetings, helping them
to become more efficient."
So the broader perspective that Kuben got from his course
not only changed the way he thought about his own job, but also
encouraged him to think about what could be done on a local