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

CSCLeaders 2017


Part One: 7-12 May 2017 in London, UK

Part Two: 9-12 October 2017 in Mumbai, India

The challenge is 'What could be the future of energy in Commonwealth cities?’


The programme sees participants collaborate to tackle challenges that businesses, governments and society face today and build the global relationships needed by the leaders of tomorrow.

CSCLeaders is a partnership between the leadership development organisation Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund).

HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences

"What I have witnessed has been transformational as the individuals overcome assumptions and form into high-performing focused teams, and this is what makes the Commonwealth Study Conferences so special."

The programme structure

The programme comprises of two parts, both of which are outlined below.

Part one

Part One is held in the London over six days.

Participants receive high level briefings followed by small group study tours to explore the Challenge and concepts of leadership.

The group reconvenes to share learning and develop practical proposals in response to the Challenge.

Part two

Part Two is an opportunity to address the challenge from the context of a different Commonwealth city, reconnect with each other and build on leadership learning developed in Part One.

Alumni are also invited to Part Two to refresh their learning and expand their global networks.

Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American Group

"A vital opportunity for experienced leaders to engage with a global network of talented leaders across the Commonwealth."

Some of the videos from the programmes

About CSCLeaders

HRH The Princess Royal at CSCLeaders 2015

Commonwealth Secretary General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

CSCLeaders 2014: What I've learned

Boris Johnson talks Smart Cities at CSCLeaders 201...

CSCLeaders Talks 2014: "Innovation and the Collabo...

Volker Buscher talks about "what makes a city smart" at CSCLeaders 2015

Part Two of CSCLeaders: Developing global leaders in Singapore

CSCLeaders 2015: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Assessment results

For more information on the source of information, please read the CSCLeaders: Developing Global Leaders report


more responsive to new ideas


more ready to lead beyond the world they know and operate within

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please get in touch or visit the CSCLeaders website.

Tina McIntyre
CSCLeaders Director

T: +44 (0)7889 650275