Develop the confidence and skills to meet the challenges of leadership

Overview

A leadership programme that brings together emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds

Navigator is a leadership programme for the rising generation of high-potential emerging leaders identified as 'people to watch' in their organizations or as leaders in their organizations, or as leaders in their communities.

Over an intensive five days, this programme takes participants outside their typical four walls, giving them a behind-the-scenes view of how organizations, cities and society work and the opportunity to address some of the key issues facing them.

Navigator gives participants the chance to put the pieces of society's jigsaw together in a stimulating and dynamic way with the city as the setting. However, the lessons learned against that backdrop are not exclusive to any one place.

Who is Common Purpose Navigator for?

The programme is aimed at people who are recognised as having real potential in their chosen field (no matter which sector or area of activity). The programme is aimed at emerging leaders from all sectors: public, private and not-for-profit.

Participants come from extremely diverse backgrounds. A typical programme may include participants from government departments, educational institutions, financial sector, IT companies, SMEs, community groups and voluntary agencies.

All of Common Purpose's leadership programmes are deliberately cross-sector, meaning each participant introduces their own unique perspective and contributes to the breadth of the overall experience. Participants frequently comment that they learn as much from each other as they do from the programme itself.

Aims and Opportunities

The course aims to give participants:

  • an understanding of how a range of organizations, across the sectors, deal with common issues.
  • the chance to meet and engage senior decision-makers and leaders from a variety of backgrounds.
  • an opportunity to spend an intensive residential period learning with peers from very different backgrounds and professions.
  • an experience to gain rare insight into the value of diversity in all its forms.
  • The courage to step outside the perimeters of day-to-day experience.

Nick Price, Commercial Director, Square i Media

"Common Purpose is great for business. Through a variety of structured exercises Common Purpose allowed me to examine my own passion and courage, personal objectives and business goals. I have refined my presentation skills, grown new business and developed strategic partnerships that are having a very tangible benefit to my organization's bottom line."

Dublin

Cork

Limerick

Programme Format and Location

Format

During the intensive five-day Common Purpose Navigator programme, participants cover a number of key issues through programme agendas designed to reflect such themes as:

  • Inspirational leadership
  • Effecting change
  • Managing risk
  • Vision in the workplace
Locations

Our 2017 Navigator programmes will be held in Dublin and Cork.

Similar courses are also run in other cities around the world.

Contact your local Common Purpose office for more details.

Applying to the programme

How to apply

Download an application form using the link in this page's header and send it via email or post to your local Common Purpose Dublin office.

For more informations about the overall application process or for general questions, please get in touch using the online enquiries form.

Financial assistance

There are a number of almost full- (every participant must make some contribution) and part-bursary places provided on every Common Purpose course for participants who are genuinely unable to meet the full fee. 

Applicants who cannot pay the full fee should not be deterred from applying. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please fill in the section of the application form for bursary candidates. For guidance or information, please contact us.

Everyone who has completed a Common Purpose programme will be offered a 20% reduction on the fee of any future courses they attend. Please notify us in your programme application if you wish to apply for this reduction.