United Kingdom

What we offer

Common Purpose UK runs leadership development programmes for senior leaders across the United Kingdom.

We understand that for any established leader, problems are rarely simple. Whether it’s leading people or pursuing opportunities, the problems you have to solve are often complex and fragmented. They can involve many different stakeholders; and can spread across boundaries in your organization and boundaries in society.


That’s why, for 30 years, Common Purpose has specialized in developing leaders who can cross these boundaries. Our experiential leadership programmes give leaders the skills and connections to lead people from different backgrounds—be that different generations, geographies, sectors, specializations or beliefs. A Common Purpose programme brings you together with a diverse group of senior leaders, and exposes you to new experiences and new perspectives. Our internationally focused programmes, CSCLeaders and the ASEAN Leaders programme, enable you to become part of a global network and work together to increase your Cultural Intelligence (CQ)—the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures. Our locally focused programme, Meridian, takes you to places in your city where you can gain insights and spot new opportunities.

The result is that you will become a leader with broader horizons, who can lead across boundaries in order to solve complex problems and create positive change.


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.


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