Leadership programmes

Common Purpose runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries.

Programmes for students


A leadership programme for students.

Global Leader Experiences

One hundred students from a minimum of 25 countries work together over four days to tackle real global challenges and develop their Cultural Intelligence.


33Sixty is a leadership programme that equips aspiring Commonwealth leaders (aged 18-30) with the skills and the networks to make a difference, now. 

Programmes for emerging leaders

Common Purpose Navigator

A leadership programme for emerging leaders that uses the city as a classroom, taking them behind the scenes and immersing them in real-life challenges faced by leaders from a wide range of sectors.


Launched by former British Prime Minister David Cameron, Dishaa is a programme for emerging leaders that expands, enriches and energises relations between India and the UK.

American Express Leadership Academy

A free leadership development programme for emerging leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

South Asia Venture

An annual, two-part leadership development programme that seeks to bring together exceptional leaders from across all South Asian nations.

Programmes for senior leaders


A flexible and personalised leadership programme that deals with real-life leadership issues and insights in larger cities. It is designed for senior leaders who want to improve their ability to lead in any situation.


An annual global programme which assembles 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 52 countries of the Commonwealth.