Common Purpose Leadership Development

We develop leaders who can cross boundaries

We live in a world full of complex problems. These problems cross boundaries. Yet most leaders do not.


Common Purpose is a global leadership organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries. Both at work and in society.

The Common Purpose Programme

Powerful, interactive online learning for leaders who want to cross boundaries

In these uniquely challenging times, the demand for effective leadership – in our organizations and in society – has never been greater. We face problems that are complex and interconnected – problems that can only be solved by leaders who see the bigger picture and adapt to an ever-changing context.

That's why, at Common Purpose, we have distilled our 30 years of our unique leadership development experience into these two powerful online programmes for senior and emerging leaders. We believe that now, more than ever, we need to support and develop leaders who can cross boundaries, solve complex problems and produce change.

Conversations with Purpose

Our initiative to get the world talking 

We believe that, if we are going to heal some of the divisions that have formed in the world today, we need to get better at having 'conversations with purpose'. Our new initiative supports leaders and organizations to have more effective, purpose-driven conversations about real, complex issues that affect us all.

Read our research, which draws on the insights of leaders around the world, and discover our new learning model that better prepares leaders and organizations to start and sustain conversations with purpose.


Our approach to leadership development uses a robust methodology which creates lasting impact.


There are over 105,000 Common Purpose alumni worldwide, from students to senior leaders. Find out about the impact we make on individuals, organizations and society.

Explore the impact we have made on individuals, organizations, universities and society

Be a leader who can cross boundaries