Common Purpose Leadership Development

We develop leaders who can cross boundaries

We live in a world full of complex problems. These problems cross boundaries. Yet most leaders do not.


Common Purpose is a global leadership organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries. Both at work and in society.

Did you know Common Purpose delivers programmes online?

We work with organizations to create impact through a range of online learning methods. This includes innovative programmes delivered on digital platforms, where participants can learn at their own pace. As well as interactive workshops where groups engage with inspiring leaders, and each other, in real-time. If you are looking for learning solutions that create lasting value for your organization, get in touch.

Our response to the global coronavirus crisis

Read our full organizational position here

How are People Teams responding to COVID-19?

The unique nature of the coronavirus crisis has placed a particularly large burden of responsibility on People Teams. As one HR Director put it: “When the 2008 crash happened, everyone looked towards their CFO for leadership, whereas during coronavirus, it feels as if more and more people are looking towards their CHRO.” So how are decision-makers in People Development responding?


Our approach to leadership development uses a robust methodology which creates lasting impact.


There are over 85,000 Common Purpose alumni worldwide, from students to senior leaders. Find out about the impact we make on individuals, organizations and society.

Explore the impact we have made on individuals, organizations, universities and society

Be a leader who can cross boundaries