Common Purpose in the UK

We deliver a range of leadership programmes for individuals, organizations and universities throughout the United Kingdom, developing leaders with the skills to solve complex problems – 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.

Today's challenge – tomorrow's world

In this article Louise Teboul, Operations Director at Common Purpose UK, and Manny Sandhu, Director at West Midlands Employers, talk about the importance of leading across boundaries in a world full of complex problems. You can read the full article here.

Our impact


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

Legacy Programmes

Increasingly, Common Purpose is working with local partners across the UK to design and deliver Legacy Programmes. These programmes bring together young people to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?" Because after all, they are the generation who will shape the future. There are 14+ place-based Legacy programmes planned across the UK in 2022.

Riaz Shah, Partner, Global Talent, EY

“Common Purpose’s proposition around leadership and Cultural Intelligence is cutting edge, speaking to the heart of the leadership challenge of society today.”