Case Studies


Using online learning to develop the next generation – at scale

Commonwealth100 is a free, experiential online leadership programme that equips young people from across the Commonwealth with the competencies they need to be successful in 2031, when the Commonwealth turns 100. As part of this programme, we co-created a new model for leadership with over 1,000 young people across the world, called Open Source Leadership. This model forms the curriculum of this highly interactive and engaging online programme.

  • 12,148 participants enrolled in 2018
  • 48/53 Commonwealth countries represented through participants
  • 94% of participants found the course to be good value for their time
  • 37,050 total comments posted
  • 2,308 completion badges awarded

Commonwealth100 is just one of many Common Purpose Legacy programmes. Legacy programmes build a generation of leaders who connect up their communities, cities and countries and change the world. Connect across generations, so that leaders of every age learn to combine their efforts. Connect within their generation, so that young leaders are able to build on what they have in common.

“In becoming an Open Source Leader, I was afforded the opportunity to look inwards and ask myself relevant questions, and to measure where I was as a leader and where I needed to be. At the end of the course, there was no doubt that I had gained knowledge that empowered me to be interconnected, accessible, awake to intolerance, trustworthy and quick: an Open Source Leader.”
Titilope Adedokun, Participant, Commonwealth100

“I am excited about Commonwealth100 because leadership is something that can be easily overlooked. Commonwealth100 offers something that everyone can learn from and implement, whatever they do. I think it’s a key tool that is going to facilitate well-rounded learning for so many young people.”
Akashi Alam, Participant, Commonwealth100

“Through the Open Source Leadership concept, Commonwealth100 offers young people in all our member countries inclusive and participatory opportunities to take positive action and make lasting impact for the common good.”
Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary General of the Commonwealth