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


CSCLeaders Mumbai: 9-12 October 2017

CSCLeaders London: 20-25 May 2018

Now in its fifth year, CSCLeaders continues to assemble exceptional, senior leaders from across the Commonwealth to tackle challenges, build the global relationships and develop the Cultural Intelligence needed by the leaders of tomorrow

CSCLeaders Mumbai: 
Join the CSCLeaders 2017 group to be immersed in a vibrant and rapidly developing Commonwealth city. Develop the Cultural Intelligence to be an effective leader in new places where the context is different. Get beneath the skin of the global city of Mumbai and explore how different leaders operate in the Private, Public and NGO sectors and how they cross boundaries to solve complex problems. 

CSCLeaders London:
Work with CSCLeaders 2018 participants to tackle a global challenge and develop the Cultural Intelligence to collaborate and innovate within an incredibly diverse group. Hear from thought leaders and visit organizations across the city to explore the challenge and different concepts of leadership. Innovate game-changing ideas in response to the Challenge and pitch them to a panel of experts. Previous Challenges include: ‘What could be the future of energy in Commonwealth cities?’ and ‘What makes a city smart?’

CSCLeaders blends online learning with face-to-face experiences in two Commonwealth cities. Online modules allow participants to maximise their face-to-face experience. They combine new methods of content delivery with interactive learning. We use visual media, articles and leadership exercises to facilitate structured reflection and group engagement.

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."

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

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."

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