Lighthouse

A leadership development programme uniquely crafted to amplify the network, conversations and impact of senior leaders within and beyond their organizations.

Key information

Who's it for?

Senior leaders

Duration

Lighthouse Connected: 58 hours across 12 months
Unplugged: 28 hours across 1 week

Cost

Dependent on location. See details

Format

Experiential and blended

Dates

From September 2024

Location

Various locations across UK

The demand for skilled senior leaders – who hold responsibility for making strategic decisions that guide the overall direction of their organizations - has never been more critical.

Previous participants include:

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A world in flux

As we contend with technological disruptions, economic pressures, and global challenges, and as societies struggle with a trust deficit in leadership, organizations require visionary senior leaders with strategic foresight and strong ethical foundations who want, or are ready to:

restore confidence and trust in leadership

drive towards more impactful innovative outcomes in periods of change

make pivotal decisions shaping operational and strategic direction

assess and mitigate risks for long-term business resilience

renew and re-energize their passion and purpose

The programme

This is Lighthouse

Common Purpose Lighthouse equips senior leaders with the network, knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the major challenges confronting us today. It is a space where you can have the conversations you want to have on the issues most pressing and impacting your organization and its future success.

The programme combines local and global experiences in its design. With the flexibility to be taken as one networked experience or in a combination of modular parts depending on where you want to spend your time.

Lighthouse Connected

An immersive development experience delivered and tailored to your specific local context, addressing local challenges, leadership nuances, and market dynamics. Deepen your understanding of leadership practices, cultivate impactful networks, and harness insights to drive meaningful change within your organization.

1
Pushing Boundaries

Uncover dynamic approaches to driving transformative change, challenge conventional norms, and expand organizational influence.

2
Setting the Culture

Grow dynamic and inclusive cultures that drive innovation, engagement, and sustainable success.

3
The Complexity Paradox

Leverage and navigate complex systems with increased sophistication, innovative approach, and heightened risk awareness.

4
Sense Making

Identify processes that support the understanding, interpretation and sense making of complex information, experiences, and disparate or chaotic situations.

5
The BANI world

Assess the complexities of the BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Nonlinear, and Incomprehensible) world with strategic foresight and adaptability.

6
The Future of Work

Navigate the dynamic evolution of work environments, embracing innovation, technology, and shifting paradigms to enable your organization to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace.

7
Collaborating Across Boundaries

Embrace inclusive partnerships to transcend barriers, foster creativity, and achieve collective goals.

8
Leading Self

Cultivate self-awareness, resilience, and personal accountability, empowering you to drive your own growth, navigate challenges, and inspire others through your example.

Lighthouse Unplugged

A global leadership experience where you can disconnect from your current day-to-day environment and immerse yourself in a new setting that will challenge your approach to leadership in ways like no other. Here you will be exposed to best practices, and emerging trends on the global stage. Broaden your horizons, enhance your global mindset, and gain invaluable skills to navigate today’s complex and connected organizational landscape.

1
Global Leadership

Decipher diverse cultures, economies, and perspectives, while fostering collaboration and driving positive change on a worldwide scale.

2
Ethical Leadership

Grow dynamic and inclusive cultures that drive innovation, engagement, and sustainable success.

3
Global Trends

Steer through the intricate web of interconnected challenges shaping our world, demanding innovative solutions and collaborative efforts to address complex issues with far-reaching consequences.

4
Interconnected solutions

Leverage forward-thinking approaches that recognize the need for integrated, collaborative solutions that address interconnected issues across borders, industries, and disciplines.

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Nnaji Igwe
Chief of Staff, NESTOIL (Obijackson, Nigeria)
"Being immersed in an incredibly diverse environment with Common Purpose has better equipped me to work with diversity, to deal with people from different backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking."
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Tom Davidson
Head of Technology, Platform & Capabilities, SKY
"I took leadership to the next level with Common Purpose's senior leaders programme. Not only did it hone my skills for the business, but it sparked a passion to broaden my impact. Now, I'm collaborating with partners to develop industry-wide skills programmes, shaping the future of the sector!"
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Abzy Shaikh
Director of Logistics & Planning, AB World Foods
"The programme provided me with a rare opportunity to step outside my organization and sector and see the world through the eyes of other leaders. It helped me to consider my impact and develop new ways of approaching the challenges I face in the business and beyond. The programme was different from anything I’ve done before and the approach was refreshing."

What you will learn

Using our transformative leadership model, COMPASS, which is delivered through a series of immersive experiences and expert guidance, you will learn essential leadership skills, nurture a growth mindset, and gain invaluable insights into good leadership practices.

As a result of the programme you will become a more:

1
Strategic Decision-Maker

Consider comprehensive systemic analysis and personal insights in your decision-making processes, valuing others’ opinions, and exercising decisiveness when necessary.

2
Bold Risk-Taker

Make big decisions at crucial moments, venturing into new territories, experimenting with innovative approaches, and motivating your organization to embrace similar behaviours.

3
Persuasive Communicator

Convey complex ideas with confidence and creativity, fostering environments of mutual understanding and expressive collaboration.

4
Forward-Thinking Futurist

Adopt visionary, strategic, and forward-thinking practices to prepare your organizations for upcoming challenges and opportunities.

5
Adaptive Reflector

Balance considerations involving yourself, your teams, and the broader organization.

1
Principled Leader

Act with integrity, empathy, vision, and accountability, demonstrating fairness and respect towards others and their environments.

2
Global Thought Leader

Build an understanding of key trends, challenges, and concepts by exploring issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

3
Systemic Thinker

Foster critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex issues.

Next steps

Apply

Take that next step to invest in your professional success. Learn to lead more strategically at a global level and navigate your next leadership transition with real conviction.

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Applications now open

Lighthouse will commence from September 2024 in various locations across the UK.

Locations
Bristol/London/Birmingham
North of England
Cost
Lighthouse (Full programme) £10,500 + VAT
Lighthouse Connected £7,000 + VAT
Lighthouse Unplugged £6,000 + VAT

Speak with us

Have more questions about the programme?

Important information

We run a limited bursary scheme for remarkable global leaders with a proven track record of social change. Reach out to your local team to find out more. 

We are also committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms. 

We actively encourage applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, backgrounds, and those from disabled communities.  

If you require adjustments to take part in the application process or to participate in the programme due to a disability, neurodiversity, caring responsibilities, or any other reason, you will be able to provide details in the application form or contact us by phone or email to discuss further.  

Frequently asked questions

We run a limited bursary scheme for remarkable leaders, with a proven track record of social change. Reach out to your local team to find out more.

We are also committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

We actively encourage applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, and backgrounds, and those from disabled communities.

If you require adjustments to take part in the application process or to participate in the programme due to a disability, neurodiversity, caring responsibilities, or any other reason, you will be able to provide details in the application form or contact us by phone or email to discuss further.

Common Purpose offers participants two alternative methods of payment options so we can cater to all needs.

  • By invoice: This can be issued directly to yourself or your organization.
  • By credit card: Please contact a member of our local team who would be happy to facilitate this payment.

Yes, if you have any further questions or would just like to discuss the programme in more detail, please reach out to a member of our team in your specific location who would be delighted to help.

Get in touch

We are a global not-for-profit leadership development organization on a mission to develop people who can cross cultural, social, and institutional boundaries. We work passionately with people to help push the boundaries of what is possible, all so that they can become those who can help us to work better together, be the connectors of our unique lived experiences and lead, with a difference.

Yes! The Common Purpose Charitable Trust was established as a charity in 1989. It is registered with the Charity Commission under the Registered Charity number 1023384.

The benefits of Common Purpose leadership programmes include gaining increased:  

  • Agility in adapting to changing circumstances and environments.  

  • Empathy to what other people feel, think and need. Seeing things from their point of view.

  • Influence in leading change with limited decision-making power.  

  • Openness to new ideas, possibilities and perspectives, including views they might deeply disagree with.    

  • Purposefulness in leading with intentionality, determination, commitment and resilience.

  • Self-awareness to their behaviours and outlook, and how they interpret and respond to situations.

When it comes to learning, there is no substitute for the power of real experience and fresh perspective. Our approach uses a robust behaviour and mindset change philosophy rooted in real life leadership challenges and experiences. To turn those experiences into real learning we follow five tried and tested steps that lead to habitual change in how people think, feel and act.    

  1. Experience: Being presented with new experiences. Engaging with leaders across multiple boundaries and being immersed in new environments.   

  1. Reflection: Learning activities to gain a deeper and more personalized understanding of the learning.    

  1. Translate: Exploring how to relate new ideas and thought processes back into the learner’s role or context.

  1. Practice: Developing a set of leadership practices that can be used to turn new behaviours into habits.

  1. Assess: Embedding numerous assessments to help learners track their progress pre, during and even beyond the programme.

Experiential learning is a core component of our programmes.

Our programmes create a carefully constructed microclimate to explore real-life leadership challenges in a safe environment, often leading to the types of purpose-driven conversations needed to achieve transformative change.

We also focus on the importance of active learning, by getting people out of their comfort zones and into the world, seeing things, meeting people, taking part, and taking advantage of processes that stimulate multiple neural connections in the brain and promote memory.

We are Common Purpose

A global not-for-profit devoted to good leadership

  • We deliver unforgettable and transformative learning experiences
  • Programmes for people at all levels of their careers
  • Gain the confidence, skills and mindset to be a purposeful change agent, with a difference

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