Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 that develops leaders who can cross boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems both in organizations and in cities.

We deliver a range of leadership programs for individuals, organizations and universities in cities across the United States. 

Learn more about the impact our programs have on individuals, organizations and society.


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

Find out more about Common Purpose US, our people and our governance.

Rakesh Khurana , Dean, Harvard College

"In our ever more complex and interconnected world which has no obvious historical parallel, Common Purpose has developed a breakthrough idea about the importance of Cultural Intelligence in order to navigate both this new world and its contradictions. This has important implications and raises questions about our current systems for those of us involved in educating and developing our future global citizens."