Leadership programmes


Programmes for senior leaders


An experiential global leadership programme for senior leaders from business, governments and social sectors across the world as they transition to become global leaders – at work and in society.


A local programme that deals with real-life leadership issues and insights in your city. It is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to lead in any situation. It is also run in Germany as Matrix and in Turkey as Meridyen

ASEAN Leaders Programme

A Common Purpose leadership programme for leaders in the ASEAN and the wider region.


An annual global programme which assembles 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

Programmes for emerging leaders 

The streetwise mba®

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

Africa Venture

The Africa Venture will develop emerging leaders from across Africa through a leadership programme that will include focused, personal, privileged and generous interaction between this rising generation of leaders and former Heads of State and Government from the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.

American Express Leadership Academy

A free leadership development programme for emerging leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

Indo-Pacific Venture

An annual leadership programme that develops exceptional emerging leaders from government, businesses, academia and NGOs, active in the Indo-Pacific (South Asia and South East Asia) region.

Programmes for students  

Global Leader Experiences: Home

We convene a diverse, multi-disciplinary, international group of students who go off campus to tackle a global challenge in the city in which they are studying.

Legacy programmes

Legacy Programmes bring together thousands of young leaders to address the question: “What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, they are the generation who will shape it. Find out more about Legacy Programmes here


Chicago200 is an annual leadership programme that convenes young diverse leaders from across the Chicagoland area who are committed to reshaping their city for the next generation.


UK101 is a UK-wide online leadership programme, co-created by over 1,000 young people, that challenges them to imagine the bold legacy of leadership they want to create as a generation.


Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership programme from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st century leadership skills.