Programs in the US

Common Purpose delivers a range of leadership programs for individuals, organizations and universities, and customized programs for organizations.

Legacy programs


In 2037 Chicago will be 200 years old…Every year over the next ten years, we propose to reach out to 200 young people from across the city who will be the leaders when Chicago turns 200.

Programs for students  

Global Leader Experiences: Home

Develop Cultural Intelligence as part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, international group. Go off campus to tackle a global challenge in your city.

Global Leader Experiences: Abroad

We take students abroad, immersing them in a major city to tackle a global challenge. Students get beneath the surface of the city and develop CQ in the process.

Programs for emerging leaders 

The streetwise mba®

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

Our work with organizations

Customized programs

Common Purpose works with over 1,000 organizations each year. We develop leaders who can cross boundaries at every level of an organization. Find out more about customized programs.

CQ Accelerator

The CQ Accelerator is an experiential online leadership program designed to grow the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) of your organization as a whole.