Our Programmes

Common Purpose runs a range of leadership development programmes for people from different backgrounds at all stages of their career.

Common Purpose programmes vary in length and content but they all involve participants and contributors from the private, public and voluntary sectors, with the aim of bringing together people who might ordinarily never meet in their day to day working lives.

What underpins all Common Purpose programmes is a belief that society benefits from people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures working together to help guide and shape the future of their organizations and communities.

Programmes for senior leaders


A flexible and personalized leadership programme that offers modular learning and development for senior leaders in larger regions.


A two-day local briefing for people who want to quickly understand the town or city where they live or work.

Programmes for emerging leaders

The streetwise mba®

A programme for inclusive leaders: to lead diverse teams, serve diverse customers and work with diverse stakeholders.

Programmes for students

Third-Level Pitstops

Bespoke leadership programmes designed to support the leadership development of third-level students.



Pitstops are client-specific leadership development interventions for teams from within an organization.

The Impact of Common Purpose Ireland

Alumni of Common Purpose Ireland programmes discuss the experience and benefits of participating in a Common Purpose leadership programme.

Marianne Lambert, Operations Executive (Ireland & UK), Grosvenor Services Group

"I found the course to be so interesting and extremely insightful. I learnt a lot about myself, and I took great solace in hearing people from different professional standings and backgrounds articulate extremely similar worries, likes, dislikes and opinions to my own."