Common Purpose
Global Leader Experience

This programme is open to students in Higher Education in Montréal. It will run from 03–06 April 2017.

Join a Global Leader Experience

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

This year, Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary and Montréal its 375th anniversary. To continue to develop the future leaders of Montréal and Canada, Concordia University, the Strathcona family, the Power Corporation of Canada and Common Purpose are coming together to deliver a four-day leadership development programme.


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 is open to students in Higher Education in Montréal and will be hosted by our University Partner, Concordia University. 

This programme is made possible through the kind support of our Corporate Partner, Power Corporation of Canada and through a generous donation from Lord Strathcona. 

Who you could meet

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

  • DESTA Black Youth Network
  • Montreal City Council
  • Cisco
  • Exeko 
  • District 3
  • Native Friendship Centre of Montréal
Shuvo Saha, Director, Google Digital Academy

"When students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities work and learn together, it provides a huge boost to their Cultural Intelligence, preparing them to become the leaders of the future”

Participants on the programme share what they have learnt

How to apply

When and where?

3-4 April 2017, at Concordia University 

5-6 April 2017, venue TBC

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.

Application deadline: Tuesday 28th March 2017 

For further information contact

Corey Hoare, Student, Concordia University and Participant, Montréal GLE

“This programme has given me a window into other points of view and connected me to others who can integrate new knowledge into my existing beliefs.”

This programme is made possible through the kind support of Power Corporation of Canada as our Corporate Partner.

Incorporated in 1925, Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company with interests in companies in the financial services, communications and other business sectors.

This programme is made possible through the kind support of Concordia University as our University Partner. 

Concordia University is a Canadian public comprehensive university with campuses and facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.