Local Advisory Groups have no legal, financial, or managerial responsibility for Common Purpose. Nor are they representative bodies. All Advisory Group members attend as individuals in a voluntary and unpaid capacity, which they are invited to take on in their personal, rather than professional, roles. If any issue arises at Advisory Group meetings which conflicts with their professional role, members exclude themselves from that section of the discussion.
Advisory Groups do the following:
- Encourage people from all backgrounds and sectors to apply to attend our leadership courses, so that all the participant groups are diverse and reflect the makeup of the local area. In so doing local Advisory Groups often assist in the review of applications.
- Ensure Common Purpose maintains its independence and balanced programme content and contributors.
- Ensure the content of the programme is up-to-date with what is going on locally and nationally.
- Ensure that the Common Purpose brand is used appropriately.