United Kingdom

Our alumni

Common Purpose UK has an alumni network of over 30000 - from students to c-suite executives.

Joey Powis, Frontrunner graduate

“Common Purpose makes it easy to keep in contact with the other participants on my course as well as other Common Purpose alumni. I now have a wide range of contacts at my disposal, spanning various sectors. I find it hard to think of any faster way to make so many leadership connections.”

Alumni benefits

Attend connect events

As a Common Purpose UK alumnus you can benefit from, not only to access to leaders from across the UK but also globally to graduates from our global programmes. Common Purpose alumni get the chance to meet up at various alumni events which are run throughout the year across the UK.

Join our Massive Online Innovation Community

Alumni are also invited to join our Massive Online Innovation Community (MOIC) where they get a chance to extend their Common Purpose experience and continue to build skills, ideas and relationships outside of their programmes.

Contribute to a programme

Alumni are also able to contribute to a programme as a speaker, panel member or visit host. If you would like more information about contributing please contact your local Common Purpose office.

Adam Norris, Strategic Lead Operations and Special Projects, Active Cheshire

“Fascinating insight from a high profile leader - thought provoking.” 

Alumni connect events

Alumni are invited to attend at least one annual alumni event. These events are a chance to catch up with fellow graduates and improve your networks. Each event is centred on a relevant theme and attendees get the chance to hear from external contributors and discuss the theme in more detail with other graduates.

For more information on events coming up in your area contact your local Common Purpose office

Past events

Some examples of themes from events over the last year include:

  • What can WE as Leaders do to shape the N. Ireland we want in 2030? (Belfast)
  • Leaders leading in different contexts. (Sheffield)
  • Is a crisis the best way to test leadership? (Birmingham)
  • Leading Beyond Authority in a value-based organisation (Manchester)

Some alumni comments from some recent alumni events:

"Topical and great speaker. Good to hear the challenges for all. Learnt so much. Glad to know that there are passionate people in the world.” Jim Yip, Consultant, Ranmore Associates

“Really interesting to hear from Bishop Libby about her role and think about how different it is to high pressure leadership roles.” Louise Marix Evans, Director, Quantum Strategy and Technology Ltd