Common Purpose leadership development Singapore

Common Purpose delivers global, regional and local leadership development programmes in Singapore

Programmes for young leaders

Global Leaders Experiences

A programme for university students in Singapore

Global Leaders Experiences (GLE) combines face-to-face programme days with online learning to give students the skills and networks to work across boundaries, and become global leaders. One hundred students from multiple nations develop leadership skills and gain Cultural Intelligence: the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures. Over the course of the programme, students work in groups to tackle a global Challenge.

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27 – 30 September, 2016


NUS & Prudential @ Scotts

Common Purpose – SG100 Young Leaders Programme

A programme for pre-university students in Singapore

A four-day, experiential programme designed especially for young leaders in Singapore who are keen to innovate and lead change in their communities. It was launched last year as the Common Purpose – SG50 Young Leaders Programme and was supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund. The programme was a success. This year, we are bringing it back in partnership with the National Youth Council (NYC), and are looking to have 150 students participate.

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11 – 14 October, 2016


Singapore Polytechnic (A partner)

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the SG50 Appreciation Dinner

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pictured with Adirupa Sengupta, CEO Common Purpose Asia Pacific and Eileen Goh, Programme Co-ordinator of the Common Purpose SG50 Young Leaders Programme, at the SG50 Appreciation Dinner to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary.

Common Purpose ran a leadership programme supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund for Singapore’s young leaders to kick-start their 50-year legacy. The 4-day programme was delivered in October 2015 at the Singapore Polytechnic Design School with over 100 young leaders participating.


A programme for Commonwealth leaders (18 – 30 years')

33Sixty brings 150 young leaders from the Commonwealth together, in order to give them the skills and the experience to cross boundaries, lead change and use the networks within the Commonwealth effectively. 33Sixty is so named because 33% of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth, of whom 60% are below 30 years'.

33Sixty builds on the hugely successful 33Fifty programme which was first run in July 2014, in partnership with the Scottish Government, one week before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Since then, 33Sixty has been run in Malta in 2015, (aligned with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)) and in Glasgow again, and Jamaica, earlier this year.


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25 – 28 October, 2016


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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

"I have been impressed by the calibre of the participants who bring their own experience and knowledge, and have opened their minds to new ideas and challenges. 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."

Programmes for Senior Leaders

Other programmes

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In the media

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) offers diverse rewards

The Jakarta Post recently featured an article on Cultural Intelligence (CQ), highlighting the impact of Common Purpose and the ASEAN Leaders Programme within the region

In the media

The uncomfortable way to getting along with everyone

The Straits Times recently featured an article by Julia Middleton, Chief Executive and Founder of Common Purpose Charitable Trust, speaking on Cultural Intelligence.