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Young leaders developed in Singapore through CSCLeaders for Students

100 students from over 20 countries across the Commonwealth

Watch video highlights of CSCLeaders 2013 Part One

In March 2013, almost 100 leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered in the UK for CSCLeaders 2013 Part One, delivered by Common Purpose.

Watch video highlights now, including speaker sessions, post-session conversations with the speakers, and daily participant video diaries.

Update: CSCLeaders

On 16 March a group of 100 exceptional senior leaders drawn from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 54 countries of the Commonwealth will gather in London for the first CSCLeaders, a renewal of the Commonwealth Study Conferences.

Over 8 days they will receive briefings from global leaders on global trends, and in small groups will visit different UK cities to investigate the challenge: How do people from communities which have spread across the ...

AMEX Leadership Academy

Between 13-16 November, 26 participants from various not-for-profit organisations across the UK will explore collaborative leadership, one-to-one coaching and personal and organisational branding, developing some of the key skills required for effective leadership in the third sector.

American Express, in partnership with Common Purpose, are running the American Express Leadership Academy in the UK as part of a 5-year initiative to develop emerging leaders who have the pote ...

High-calibre UK and Indian business leaders to tackle the 'skills gap' challenge


With employers often frustrated that they cannot find suitably skilled new talent despite the millions of unemployed in search of jobs, how do we ensure appropriate skills development to bridge this apparent gap between education and employability?

This is the challenge that participants on the Dishaa Venture, run by leadership development organisation Common Purpose, will be tackling ...

Scotland and Leadership in UAE

Common Purpose in Scotland recently organised a day on leadership for 48 young women post-grads from universities across the UAE, who were in Dundee for a summer school at the Al Maktoum HE College. The Chief Constable of Tayside Police, the Development Director of 'M' Technologies (Glasgow, London, Chicago), the Chief Executive of Aberlour Childcare Trust Scotland, and the Vice President HR for Fairmont Group Europe took part in the discussions which explored attitudes to leadership ...

Common Purpose to lead renewal of Commonwealth Study Conferences

CSCLeaders is a new partnership between HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference (UK Fund) and Common Purpose.

CSCLeaders will assemble exceptional leaders from across the Commonwealth to tackle challenges that government, businesses and society face today and build the relati ...

Leaders from the Arab World and Europe unite in common challenge

The inaugural Itijah Venture, the latest in our Ventures series, was run in Abu Dhabi in April in partnership with the Emirates Foundation. An intense and stimulating event, it drew together 40 participants from 7 cities - Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Amman, Benghazi, Budapest, Istanbul and Manchester - to explore the challenge: "What wou ...

UK-India initiative "Dishaa" launches in Delhi

Dishaa - an initiative for future leaders in the United Kingdom and India, will be launched at the British High Commission in Delhi in partnership with Common Purpose tonight.

Dishaa will provide insights into the future of UK-India relations while investing in future leadership development across India and the United Kingdom. The initiative was first announced by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in July 2010.

The Dishaa Advisory Group will set the challenge f ...

UK-India Future Leaders Network launches

British Prime Minister launches UK-India Future Leaders Initiative to be delivered by Common Purpose in partnership with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced the launch of a new, dynamic and self sustaining network of British and Indian young leaders, which will be delivered by Common Purpose.

The aim of the initiative is ...