Beacon

A comprehensive leadership development programme designed to unleash the boundless capabilities of high-potential leaders.

Key information

Who's it for?

High-potential

Duration

42 hours

Cost

Dependent on location. See details

Format

Experiential and blended

Dates

October 2024

Location

Across the UK

The demand for exceptional high-potential leaders - individuals who demonstrate the potential to excel in leadership roles and make significant contributions to their organization’s success, now and into the future - has never been more critical.

Previous participants include:

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The high-potential imperative

As industries face unprecedented challenges and opportunities, organizations require agile and pioneering high-potential leaders who want or are ready to:

take on leadership challenges with ambition, creativity, resilience, and a willingness to push the status quo

build strong relationships with increased self-awareness and empathy

navigate complexity and adapt quickly to change

inspire and nurture diverse higher-performing teams

inspire and influence partners and stakeholders for greater impact

The programme

This is Beacon

Beacon is a comprehensive leadership development programme tailored for high-potential leaders poised to tackle the dynamic challenges of today and the future. This programme equips emerging leaders with essential skills to lead ambitiously and creatively, build empathetic and effective relationships, and drive significant organizational impact. Through immersive learning experiences and expert facilitation, Beacon participants develop a unique leadership identity, learning to inspire teams and influence broader networks for sustained success.

The programme focus

1
Think like a Leader

Uncover the mindset, behaviours, and type of thinking necessary to inspire, guide, and deliver impact in a leadership role.

2
Defining your Leadership Identity

Discover and articulate your unique leadership style, values, and strengths to guide and inspire others toward shared goals.

3
Situational Leadership

Assess your readiness to adapt your leadership approach to the specific needs and capabilities of individuals or teams, recognizing that different situations call for different leadership approaches.

4
Building High Performing Teams

Cultivate a collaborative environment where diverse talents converge to achieve exceptional results through synergy, innovation, and shared commitment to excellence.

5
Influencing outside your Remit

Leverage your expertise and relationships to effect positive change and drive outcomes beyond your immediate sphere of responsibility.

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Linsey Jonsson
Organizational Lead for Publishing Services, Publich Health Scotland
"Fantastic programme. It opened up my mind to new ways of thinking and doing things. I hope this experience, plus a commitment to be more reflective by questioning my leadership and actively seeking feedback from others, will make a difference in my leadership as I continue to develop my craft."
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Adam Leech
Senior Youth Officer, VR Development, Foróige, the National Youth Development Organization
"Everyone, I mean everyone should have an opportunity to take part in a programme like this. What it unlocks within people is something so valuable, so fruitful and so important. Whether it expands your social networks or creates a higher level of understanding for self and others, it is all such important learnings."
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Aesha Francis
Operations Manager & Mindfulness Teacher/Facilitator, Urban Mindfulness Foundation
"The facilitators and guest speakers were a bonus that provided experiential examples and practical ways to navigate and cross boundaries through decision making and idea formation that was invaluable and human-centred. An unforgettable experience that will serve both my professional field of work and beyond."

What you will learn

Using our transformative leadership model, COMPASS, which is delivered through a series of immersive experiences and expert guidance, you will learn essential leadership skills, nurture a growth mindset, and gain invaluable insights into good leadership practices.

As a result of the programme you will become a more:

Balanced Changemaker

Master the art of balancing competing priorities within individuals, teams, and the organization. Develop skills to align personal ambitions with organizational goals.

Dynamic Innovator

Become a catalyst for curiosity and innovation within your teams. Learn to foster an environment that encourages independent learning and leverages diversity to boost team performance.

Open-Minded Learner

Embrace a broad spectrum of perspectives and cultural viewpoints to enrich the decision-making processes. Recognize diverse world views to see the bigger picture and make more informed decisions.

Perceptive Collaborator

Enhance your leadership effectiveness through increased self-awareness. Reflect on your strengths and areas for improvement.

Next steps

Apply

Take that next step to invest in your professional success. Learn to lead more strategically at a global level and navigate your next leadership transition with real conviction.

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Curious to know more?

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  • Explore the learning journey and modules
  • Hear what our alumni have to say

Applications now open

Beacon will commence from October 2024 in various locations across the UK.

LocationCost
Bristol/London/Birmingham£5,000 + VAT
North of England£5,000 + VAT
Scotland£5,000 + VAT


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Important information

We run a limited bursary scheme for remarkable global leaders with a proven track record of social change. Reach out to your local team to find out more. 

We are also committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms. 

We actively encourage applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, backgrounds, and those from disabled communities.  

If you require adjustments to take part in the application process or to participate in the programme due to a disability, neurodiversity, caring responsibilities, or any other reason, you will be able to provide details in the application form or contact us by phone or email to discuss further.  

Frequently asked questions

We run a limited bursary scheme for remarkable leaders, with a proven track record of social change. Reach out to your local team to find out more.

We are also committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

We actively encourage applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, and backgrounds, and those from disabled communities.

If you require adjustments to take part in the application process or to participate in the programme due to a disability, neurodiversity, caring responsibilities, or any other reason, you will be able to provide details in the application form or contact us by phone or email to discuss further.

Common Purpose offers participants two alternative methods of payment options so we can cater to all needs.

  • By invoice: This can be issued directly to yourself or your organization.
  • By credit card: Please contact a member of our local team who would be happy to facilitate this payment.

Yes, if you have any further questions or would just like to discuss the programme in more detail, please reach out to a member of our team in your specific location who would be delighted to help.

Get in touch

We are a global not-for-profit leadership development organization on a mission to develop people who can cross cultural, social, and institutional boundaries. We work passionately with people to help push the boundaries of what is possible, all so that they can become those who can help us to work better together, be the connectors of our unique lived experiences and lead, with a difference.

Yes! 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 benefits of Common Purpose leadership programmes include gaining increased:  

  • Agility in adapting to changing circumstances and environments.  

  • Empathy to what other people feel, think and need. Seeing things from their point of view.

  • Influence in leading change with limited decision-making power.  

  • Openness to new ideas, possibilities and perspectives, including views they might deeply disagree with.    

  • Purposefulness in leading with intentionality, determination, commitment and resilience.

  • Self-awareness to their behaviours and outlook, and how they interpret and respond to situations.

When it comes to learning, there is no substitute for the power of real experience and fresh perspective. Our approach uses a robust behaviour and mindset change philosophy rooted in real life leadership challenges and experiences. To turn those experiences into real learning we follow five tried and tested steps that lead to habitual change in how people think, feel and act.    

  1. Experience: Being presented with new experiences. Engaging with leaders across multiple boundaries and being immersed in new environments.   

  1. Reflection: Learning activities to gain a deeper and more personalized understanding of the learning.    

  1. Translate: Exploring how to relate new ideas and thought processes back into the learner’s role or context.

  1. Practice: Developing a set of leadership practices that can be used to turn new behaviours into habits.

  1. Assess: Embedding numerous assessments to help learners track their progress pre, during and even beyond the programme.

Experiential learning is a core component of our programmes.

Our programmes create a carefully constructed microclimate to explore real-life leadership challenges in a safe environment, often leading to the types of purpose-driven conversations needed to achieve transformative change.

We also focus on the importance of active learning, by getting people out of their comfort zones and into the world, seeing things, meeting people, taking part, and taking advantage of processes that stimulate multiple neural connections in the brain and promote memory.

We are Common Purpose

A global not-for-profit devoted to good leadership

  • We deliver unforgettable and transformative learning experiences
  • Programmes for people at all levels of their careers
  • Gain the confidence, skills and mindset to be a purposeful change agent, with a difference

Who we are
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