Common Purpose
Global Leader Experiences

This programme is open to students studying at Auckland University of Technology. It will run from 14 – 17 February 2017.

Join a Global Leader Experience

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) for university students and develop your leadership skills to help influence the future of the world, as well as establish a genuinely global network.


Along with your fellow participants, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing business, governments and society today. A GLE gives you real and practical experiences, broadens your horizons and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

This programme will be hosted by and is made possible through the kind support of our University Partner the Auckland University of Technology.

Who you could meet

Some of the organisations students could hear from and visit include:

  • Bank of New Zealand 
  • Westpac
  • Auckland Council
  • Auckland South Corrections Facility
  • Federation of Maori Authorities Inc
  • Leadership New Zealand
  • New Zealand South Credit Union
  • Immigration New Zealand
  • Rainbow Youth
  • Abilities Group
Katherine McIndoe, Student, Victoria University of Wellington and Participant, Global Leader Experience Glasgow

It really has been amazing to work with such a diverse group, but what is incredibly exciting is that we’re all on the same page in so many different ways, and now we have the network to continue our conversations. 

Participants on the programme share what they have learnt

How to apply

When and where?

14 – 17 February 2017, Auckland University of Technology

Each day will run from 8.30am - 5.30pm and participants are expected to attend all sessions over the four days.

How much? FREE

To apply for the programme complete an online application form.

For further information contact

Application Deadline - 16 January 2017

Riley McAuliffe, Student, University of Melbourne and Participant, Global Leader Experience Glasgow

It has changed my perspective and priorities in ways I could have never anticipated. Cultural Intelligence, and my desire to continue to improve my own CQ has influenced every decision I have made since the programme.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)