Frontrunner is a leadership development programme for university students.
Young leaders of today recognise that they need to engage with their communities to solve the problems that face them. Common Purpose Frontrunner is designed to help students understand how the city in which they are studying works, and doesn't work. The course takes students into their local community to learn about what makes communities thrive and how leaders lead.
The programme will be run in 10 new wave cities each year. On each instance this will be for 100 students within the city from various Higher Education Institutions, from diverse streams/academic disciplines and for those of different levels (from undergraduate to postgraduate level students).
You will explore the challenge 'What makes a city smart?'. You will meet visionary thinkers from businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations to help you understand the challenge and find creative ideas to solve it.
During the four days you will direct your own learning, speaking to leaders from and visiting organisations from the Social sector, Private sector and the Public sector.
As a result of Frontrunner students are:
In addition to this, the participants will learn how to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and to collaborate and leverage on their individual strengths towards a larger objective.
The dates for the next programme in this series will be announced shortly.
Fill in the online form to apply for Frontrunner. If you have any questions about the programme or the application process please contact your local Common Purpose office here
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