United Kingdom

What we offer

Common Purpose UK runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems in organizations and society.

We run leadership programmes for leaders at three different career stages in over 100 cities around the word. We partner with universities and global organizations to run leadership development programmes for students. We run programmes for emerging leaders in the early stages of their career and run programmes for senior leaders who hold established leadership roles.

Some of our programmes are globally focused where you will develop Cultural Intelligence: the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures. Other programmes are locally focused where you will become a leader who can cross boundaries in your own city.

Upcoming programmes in the UK

Programme Start date Audience
Bristol Meridian February 2019 12 Feb 2019 Senior
Midlands Meridian March 2019 07 March 2019 Senior
Glasgow and Edinburgh Meridian March 2019 27 March 2019 Senior
Northern Ireland Meridian March 2019 28 March 2019 Senior
The streetwise mba Manchester April 2019 02 April 2019 Emerging
North East Meridian April 2019 03 April 2019 Senior
Manchester and North West Meridian April 2019 25 April 2019 Senior
Lancashire Meridian April 2019 25 April 2019 Senior
Leeds and Yorkshire Meridian April 2019 30 April 2019 Senior
The streetwise mba London June 2019 18 June 2019 Emerging
The streetwise mba Birmingham July 2019 01 July 2019 Emerging


Meridian is a programme for senior leaders who work with multiple, diverse stakeholders. If you would like general information about the Meridian programme please
click here.

The streetwise mba®

A programme for inclusive leaders: to lead diverse teams, serve diverse customers and work with diverse stakeholders. If you would like general information about the streetwise mba programme please click here.

Future Leader Experiences

Students connect with senior leaders and go behind the scenes at a city level to explore how to be a leader with CQ.


An annual global programme which assembles 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from governments, businesses and NGOs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

CQ Accelerator

An online programme that helps people increase their Cultural Intelligence (CQ) through an experiential online learning process with colleagues and peers.