Company Information

Common Purpose aims to create better leaders at work and in society. It runs leadership development programmes in many parts of the world.

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The objective of Common Purpose is the advancement of education for the public benefit.

Common Purpose (Ireland) Ltd was established in 1996. It is one of 12 international Common Purpose companies It operates under a licence agreement with Civilia, a UK based company which holds the intellectual property of Common Purpose internationally.

The purpose of Common Purpose (Ireland) Ltd is described in its governing document as:

"the advancement of education for the public benefit and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to educate men and women and young people of school age, from a broad range of geographical, political, ethnic, institutional, social and economic backgrounds in constitutional, civic, economic and social studies with special emphasis on civil and social awareness and responsibility in the Republic of Ireland"

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Common Purpose is an international, not-for-profit organisation that has been running leadership courses which mix people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors for over 20 years.

There are Common Purpose entities in a number of other countries around the world. All have not for profit status in their country and deliver Common Purpose courses in their country under a license. The head license is with the Common Purpose Charitable Trust.


Common Purpose (Ireland) Ltd Programmes

"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