Common Purpose is 30

Common Purpose is 30 this year  we're celebrating with our Alumni


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

This year, we're collecting and celebrating the Aha Moments of alumni, contributors and staff from over the past three decades. This can be a favourite memory from a programme day, a realization long after the programme, an event that had a significant impact on you, or a conversation that changed your perspective! Share your Common Purpose Aha Moments with us on social media with the hashtag #AhaMoments or submit them above.

You can also relive your Aha Moments and grow your local networks at alumni events in your city and help create Aha Moments for our current participants by contributing on our programmes

Alumni features

Click here to see our 30th Anniversary alumni features!

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

"As part of the 2017 ASEAN Leaders Program 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."

Upcoming alumni events

Next steps

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.