Connect with Common Purpose and our alumni network of over 85,000 leaders and rising 

Alumni webinars

Black Lives Matter – a movement that transcends boundaries

9 July – 14.00-15.00 (BST) / 21.00-22.00 (UTC+8)

The Black Lives Matter movement, born out of a social media post, has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. What does this really mean for people fighting racism?

Join us for a dynamic thought-provoking conversation with ‘fierce and fearless’, Stephen Green – one of the United States’ youngest leading Human and Civil Rights activists who, in his own words, “is committed to bend the moral arc of the universe towards justice through radical love in action”.

Investing in personal branding

23 July – 9.00-10.00 (BST) / 16.00-17.00 (UTC+8)

Whether you know it or not, you have a personal brand – but what does it mean to invest in yourself? Jay believes that your personal brand is your own story of what you have been able to contribute, and of course no one’s more equipped to tell this story than Jay Bakshi himself.

Jay is an entrepreneur, brand marketer and social media evangelist, facilitating companies, governments and brands across the world to co–create their reputations and brand experiences with target communities. In this webinar, Jay is going to share his leadership story of how he has been able to build personal branding and has used it to elevate his success in business and life.

Alumni features

In 2019, we celebrated our 30th anniversary, collecting and sharing the Aha Moments of alumni, contributors and staff from over the past three decades. These could be a favourite memory from a programme day, a realization long after the programme, an event that had a significant impact on them, or a conversation that changed their perspective. Click here to see our 30th Anniversary alumni features!

Gerard Shanahan, Director, Global Entities & Experiences, RMIT University

"As part of the 2017 ASEAN Leaders Programme I discovered a little of the rich, complex, diverse and exciting city of Pune in India! To be in a place so different to home with a wonderful group of colleagues and exposed to everyone from city leaders to the children of the slums was a truly enriching and enlivening experience, and one which has never left me."

Contribute to a programme

Have you contributed on a programme since you completed yours?

Whether you give your time as a speaker, panellist, or visit host, the benefits are considerable. It's a chance to recapture the atmosphere and excitement of Common Purpose, continue your leadership learning, expand your network, gain invaluable consultancy and showcase your work or organization.

To contribute, fill out the form below and your local Common Purpose team will be in touch with upcoming opportunities.

Our unique network

Our Common Purpose Alumni community has recently moved to LinkedIn. It is an online space where you can continue your learning and development and connect with other Common Purpose Alumni. Some will be very senior, experienced leaders across the public, private and NGO sectors, others will be emerging leaders and some will be just finishing university. This breadth and depth makes the network unique. Click here to email our alumni team – request to join the group by telling us which programme you were on and when.



from around the world have graduated from our programmes since 1989.



will become Common Purpose alumni this year.