South Africa

Lead with purpose

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Who we are

South Africa

Lead with purpose

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

Who we work with

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Ilka Dunne
Former Leadership, Culture and Young Talent, Rand Merchant Bank
"Common Purpose has partnered with us on a range of programmes for the bank, including our NGO leadership network. Common Purpose is always open to co-creating a programme that truly fits the place, system and people, and is therefore able to deliver initiatives that deliver on some of the most subtle of outcomes."
Criselda Bunu
Assistant Director, Jo'burg Child Welfare
"The programme has given me an insight into myself and I believe it will help me to lead in a more effective way. The lessons learnt will be translated to my work, professional space, and personal and interpersonal relationships."

Personal development

Turbo-charge your leadership

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The Global Leaders Programme

A game-changing experiential global leadership programme for senior leaders from business, government, and social sectors as they transition to become global leaders, both at work and in society.

Who is this for?

Senior leaders and executives

Blended (Online & In-person)

The Common Purpose Programme
For senior leaders

A ground-breaking experience for senior leaders looking to better collaborate across boundaries to transform systems and organizations.

Who is this for?

Senior leaders from all sectors

Blended (Online & In-person)

Africa Venture

Africa Venture brings together exceptional emerging leaders to work together to address pressing issues facing the region.

Who is this for?

High-potential leaders across Africa


Kick-Start Programme

Use this Kick-Start to find your way to education, employment or successful entrepreneurship.

Who is this for?

Young people


Sky Blue

Sky Blue brings together a dynamic group of leaders from around the world, from many different fields, who have a common focus: our environment.

Who is this for?

High-potential and senior leaders from the environmental sector



Challenging young people to explore the legacy they can leave on the world.

Who is this for?

Young people (18-25 years)


programmes delivered over 30+ years


people have participated in a Common Purpose programme


reported the programme they took part in was good value for time

Get in touch

How can we help you?

You can also contact us at +27 (0)72 751 8540 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).


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Leadership experts who understand your world


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