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

Dublin Graduate Event

08 September 2016
Welcoming graduates from Meridian, Navigator, Matrix, Frontrunner programmes since 1996 - marking 20 years of Common Purpose in Ireland.

Meridian 2016/17 (Dublin)

27 October 2016
We welcome early applications for 2016/17 programme beginning in November.


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