Igniting a spark in leadership

Common Purpose delivers transformative learning experiences for individuals and organizations who want to make a difference in their worlds, and the world around them.

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When it comes to learning – there is no substitute for the power of real experience and fresh perspective. We deliver compelling, surprising, and powerful leadership programmes & workshops. Rooted in the real-world. Both in-person and online. For people of all generations: from students & young people thinking about their futures, to high-potential and senior leaders looking to make a wider impact in their organizations and society.

We do this work globally, at scale - across hubs in Bangalore, Berlin, Chicago, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, and Singapore. All ignited by the transformative power and potential of learning.We give them the skills, mindset, and spark to find a common purpose.

Our values

At Common Purpose, we bring our values to life through our people and our culture. We are:

Boundary Pushers

We strive to be and do better, staying curious and challenging the accepted norms, daring to be bold and distinctive, while striding ahead with grit and purpose.

Bridge Builders

We are diverse, equitable, people first, champions of difference; bringing people together through networks
and collaborations, so they can lead differently.

Change Champions

We are agile and innovative catalysts, working sustainably to improve the lives, organizations and communities of others so they can make a difference that creates lasting value and equitable impact.

Rooted Big Dreamers

We have big ideas, always with our feet on the ground but eyes on the stars. Always evolving with the future in mind
and in the process make complex things feel simpler.


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Young People

Developing our next generation of leaders

Who we work with

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Amber Bartlett
Manager for Student Experience and Educational Projects, Universitas 21
"I would not hesitate to work with Common Purpose again as the team demonstrated the fantastic ethos of the organization they work for – going above and beyond to provide students with a unique and life changing global opportunity, to make the world a better, more connected place despite the challenges they face."
André Hoffmann
Former President, MAVA Fondation pour la Nature
"I cannot stress how profound participants of all generations found their experience with Common Purpose – its impact went well beyond the individual level, transforming whole organizations and boosting conservation impact on the ground. We could not have hoped for more."
Ulrike Otto
Former Head of Professional Skills & Transition, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
"Lufthansa was going through a large-scale transformation and a change of perspectives was crucial to initiate behavioural changes. Common Purpose was selected as an experienced partner in bringing various perspectives together and organizing experiential learning activities. All participants stated that the programme had a deep and long-lasting influence on their professional and personal life."

Charitable status

The Common Purpose Charitable Trust was established as a charity in 1989. It is registered with the Charity Commission under the Registered Charity number 1023384.

The Common Purpose Charitable Trust and Common Purpose UK charitable objects are described in its governing document as: 

"the advancement of education for the public benefit and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to educate people, from a broad range of geographical, political, ethnic, institutional, social and economic backgrounds in constitutional, civic, economic and social studies with special emphasis on civil and social awareness and responsibility in the United Kingdom and elsewhere". 

You can view our entry on the UK Charity Commission website's Register of Charities