Common Purpose Leadership Development

We run programmes which give people the skills, connections, and inspiration to become better leaders, both at work and in society.

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Upcoming events

Focus 2017 (Cork)

29 March 2017
We are welcoming applications for the 2017 Focus programme which begins on the 29th & 30th March.

Navigator 2017 (Dublin)

17 May 2017
We are accepting applications for our Dublin-based emerging leader programme - May 17th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th 2017.


What we do

Heydi Foster

Heydi Foster, Chief Executive, Misean Cara, Dublin, talks about her experience of taking part on the Meridian programme.

Brian Fahy

Brian Fahy, Director, Action Recruitment talks about his experience on the Meridian programme.


"Of all the leadership programmes that I know of, those run by Common Purpose are by far the best... Civil society in a wide range of countries has benefited hugely."

Professor Charles Handy
Writer and social philosopher

Where we are

Common Purpose is operating in Germany, Hong Kong, HungaryIndia, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey, the UK.

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of alumni report their organisations benefited because of their participation in our courses