About Us

Common Purpose

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

Common Purpose is devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries. 

Between geographies, generations, sectors, specializations, backgrounds and beliefs. 

Both at work and in society. 

Who is Common Purpose?

Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 that develops leaders who can cross boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems both in organizations and in cities. 

We deliver face-to-face and online leadership programmes for multiple generations of leaders: from students in universities to senior leaders in organizations and society. 




participants annually


cities globally

Be a leader who can cross boundaries