Our Programmes

Common Purpose runs a range of leadership development programmes for people from different backgrounds at all stages of their career.

Common Purpose programmes vary in length and content but they all involve participants and contributors from the private, public and voluntary sectors, with the aim of bringing together people who might ordinarily never meet in their day to day working lives.

What underpins all Common Purpose programmes is a belief that society benefits from people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures working together to help guide and shape the future of their organizations and communities.

Programmes for senior leaders


A programme for established senior leaders.


A uniquely local leadership development programme for senior leaders.


A two-day local briefing for people who want to quickly understand the town or city where they live or work.

Programmes for emerging leaders


A leadership programme for the rising generation of high-potential emerging leaders.

Programmes for students


A leadership course designed to support the leadership development of third-level students.

Your Turn

A unique, challenging and fast paced three-day educational programme which encourages leadership, raises aspirations and increases confidence.



Pitstops are client-specific leadership development interventions for teams from within an organization.

Marianne Lambert, Operations Executive (Ireland & UK), Grosvenor Services Group

I found the course to be so interesting and extremely insightful. I learnt a lot about myself, and I took great solace in hearing people from different professional standings and backgrounds articulate extremely similar worries, likes, dislikes and opinions to my own.