Common Purpose
RMIT University
Global Leadership

Develop your leadership style and enhance your Cultural Intelligence skills with a range of free Common Purpose programs open to all RMIT students.

Common Purpose and RMIT University: Developing the next generation of global leaders

RMIT is committed to preparing students for work and life, and ensuring all students can benefit from global experience. The University has partnered with Common Purpose to run leadership programs for staff and students across Melbourne and the Asia-Pacific region. 

Global Leadership Programs with RMIT University and Common Purpose

Develop your leadership and Cultural Intelligence, whilst broadening your networks.

Rachel Holthouse, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development & Vice President, RMIT University

"RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. As a global university, we partner with leading organisations around the world to achieve this goal and create a variety of study, learning and internship opportunities. Common Purpose brings to us a deep and established understanding of the links between leadership and cultural intelligence in the context of building the skills, experiences and networks that will benefit RMIT graduates. Through partnerships with business, industry, government, not-for-profit and social organisations we both understand what they need of RMIT graduates and provide opportunity for them to participate in their development.”


Who is eligible?

All students currently enrolled in an RMIT program; including RMIT Online programs, Exchange and Study Abroad students and RMIT programs delivered through Open Universities Australia. There is no minimum grade point average, age, study level or subject requirement. 

How much will it cost?

All Global Leadership programs are free. 


How to apply Click on the links below.


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Global Leader Experiences

Students develop CQ as part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, international group. The programme takes them off campus to tackle a global challenge in their own city. To find out more about the Global Leader Experiences please select a city from the list below. 

City Challenge

Join the City Challenge and tackle a major challenge set by the senior leaders of your city. At the same time, develop your ability to thrive in complex situations and lead diverse groups to innovative solutions.

Global Leadership Forum

Disruptor or innovator, campaigner or catalyst, revolution or evolution: how will you change the world? For one day, discover inspiration and debate with 1,000 peers committed to standing up as the next generation of global leaders.

Be CQ Ready

An interactive online programme that allows you to develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Drawing on the rich diversity that exists across all the RMIT campuses globally, you will come together to learn with and from each other through a dynamic, interactive online programme.

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