Leadership programmes

Legacy: A global campaign

Legacy is a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be.

The Generation

Legacy Initiatives are for young people aged 18-25, from across a city or country. They are an amazingly diverse group: some in employment, some not; some studying, some volunteering. Many will be passionate activists, others will be finding their own causes. Legacy Initiatives reach young people from very different backgrounds and beliefs – the only thing they have in common is their generation. 


The Legacy

Legacy Initiatives challenge a generation to think 20-30 years ahead – to a significant anniversary for their city or country – and think through what their legacy will be. 

Why Legacy?


Because the world needs:

  • a new generation of young leaders come through who have the commitment and ability to bridge divides
  • stronger links across generations, which help them to work better together
  • a broader base of leadership
  • established leaders to hear and support young people with big ideas and long-term thinking

Impact


Legacy can deliver impact in three different but connected areas:

  • Human Capital – individual learning outcomes for participants as they develop their CQ
  • Social Capital – the valuable connections created between peers and across generations in a city or country
  • Civic Capital – the tangible actions and outcomes making a difference in a city or country

Read the Chicago200 Impact Report here

Four formats

All Legacy Initiatives build the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and human capital of a generation through experiential leadership programmes. The programmes can take various formats – both in person and online – getting young people to work together in different ways.

In-person
In person


Tackle a common, compelling
challenge in your city/country


3 x full days


100-200 participants


Human Capital

Social and Civic Capital (with the
support of stakeholders)

 

In-person
Online
(real-time engagement)


Tackle a common, compelling
challenge in your city/country


4 x half days


100-200 participants


Human Capital

Social and Civic Capital (with the
support of stakeholders)

 

In-person
Online
(self-directed learning)


Develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to work across divides in your city/country


6 x hours of content spread across 2 weeks


Up to 2,000 participants


Human Capital

Social Capital

 

In-person
Online
(social media)*


Develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and tackle a common, compelling challenge in your city/country


10x hours of content spread over 4 weeks


Up to 1,000 participants


Social and Civic Capital (with the
support of stakeholders)

*Blended learning (self-directed & real-time)

 

In person/online (real-time engagement)

Young leaders address a local challenge as part of an experiential leadership programme. They will either go out into their communities or come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. They will then test, refine and either implement their ideas or present them to leaders in their city. As the diverse group innovate together, they develop the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to cross boundaries in their city.

Legacy programmes are intergenerational, giving participants the opportunity to work with 30 - 50 established leaders who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. These established leaders benefit from seeing the world through the eyes of the next generation.



Online (self-directed learning)

Using our interactive platform, a diverse group of young leaders convene online to learn leadership skills and develop the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) needed to work together across boundaries in their city or country.

Participants work through a series of online modules at their own pace, engaging in interactive exercises, hearing leadership stories from local leaders and sharing their own experiences and perspectives. Participants also have the opportunity to connect in "real-time" on a weekly webinar, to build social capital and hear first-hand from established leaders in their city or country.

Start a Legacy Initiative

Do you want to make a Legacy Initiative happen in your city or country? Get in touch.

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In person

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Online (real-time engagement)

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Online (self-directed learning)

Take part

Chicago200

Chicago200 convenes a diverse group of young leaders from across the Chicagoland area to address the question: "What will we make our city known for by its 200th Birthday?"

Chicago200 Online

In 2037, Chicago will be 200 years old – how will you shape your city's future? Chicago200 Online is your opportunity to network with other young Chicagoans and think through what your generation’s legacy will be

Boston401

Boston401 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Boston to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?”

UK101

Inspired by the visionary leaders who founded the NHS in 1948, UK101 asks young people from across the UK "What kind of leaders do we want our generation to be?”

Commonwealth100

Commonwealth100 equips the next generation with Open Source Leadership, a new model of leadership, created by young people who will be the Commonwealth’s leaders by its centenary in 2049. 

Singapore100

Singapore100 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 16 to 21, from across the country to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” 

Newcastle150

In 2032, it will be 150 years since Newcastle was formally granted city status. Newcastle150 will bring together 150 young leaders each year to address the question: “How do we ensure that by 2032 Newcastle is a city where all of its young people can reach their potential?”

Bradford150

In 2047 it will be 150 years since Bradford was formally granted city status. The Bradford150 programme will bring together 100 young leaders to address the question: “What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, they are the generation who will shape Bradford when it reaches 150.

Leeds150

In 2043, it will be 150 years since Leeds was formally granted city status – how will you shape your city's future? Leeds150 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Leeds to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” 

Sheffield150

In 2043 Sheffield celebrates 150 years as a city. The Sheffield150 programme will bring together 100 young leaders to address the question: “What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, they are the generation who will shape Sheffield when it reaches 150.

Nigeria75

In 2035, Nigeria will be 75 years old – how will you shape your country's future? What will be your legacy? Nigeria75 convenes a diverse group of leaders from across Nigeria to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, you are the generation who will shape Nigeria when it reaches 75.

Pakistan100

In 2047, Pakistan will be 100 years old – how will you shape your country’s future? Pakistan100 is your opportunity to come together with other young Pakistanis and think about what your generation’s legacy will be.

GM100

2048 will mark 100 years since a team at the University of Manchester developed “The Baby”, the world’s first modern computer. It was a moment of innovation that has defined the lives not only of their generation but of every generation after them. GM100 will bring together 100 young leaders to address the question: “What will the legacy of our generation be?”

Sachsen125

In 2043 the state of Saxony will celebrate its 125th anniversary. By then, people who are now 18-25 years
old will set the tone. It is time for your generation to come together now and create a vision for the state of Saxony that you want to live in.

Could you share your insight with the next generation? Join our Legacy contributor network

We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to Legacy Initiatives – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their city or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.