First Irish Frontrunner takes place in Cork
The Cork office are celebrating the completion of the first
Frontrunner to be held in Ireland. The 4-day programme ran on the
8th, 9th, 17th and 18th of October and was hosted by The Granary
Theatre, Cork City Hall, Cork County Hall and the Bessborough Care
The participants were from University College Cork, Cork College
of Commerce, St John's Central College, Coláiste Stiofán Naofa,
Cork Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and Limerick
Institute of Technology, and their dedication to the programme and
willingness to get involved over the 4 days made the programme a
Rob O'Halloran (Programme Manager in Cork) had been working
towards the opening of the programme since its official Irish
launch in October 2011, by former Irish President, Mary
Common Purpose 360 Day
As part of this year's Common Purpose 360 Day, join leaders from
across the world on 10 October for our free online leadership event
"Leading Beyond Culture - exploring Cultural Intelligence". You
won't need to travel to take part - join in from work, at home or
on the move!
Three global contributors will be sharing their experiences of
adapting as a leader when operating in different cultures:
- David Lobo, Chairman, Deejay Group - 11am GMT+1
- Clare Woodcraft, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Foundation
- 12.30pm GMT+1
- Konstantin Mettenheimer, Former Global Co Chairman,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - 2pm GMT+1
Each session will last an hour, during which we will explore how
successful leaders can make positive change happen even when
operating in unfamiliar territory.
You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and will
be able to see the contributor via a live video link.
How do I register?
Places are limited, so register now and make taking part in this
online event one of your actions for this year's 360 Day!
for more information and to register.
Cork Graduate featured in the Irish Examiner
Paul Brierley is a graduate of Cork Focus
2012 - the senior leaders programme held each year in
Cork. Paul is chairman of Rescue Camden - the organization
charged with the restoration of Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven,
Co. Cork. It's a stunning historic site at the mouth of Cork
Harbour and Paul and his team have worked tirelessly to enable
access for the public."
To read the full article from the Irish Examiner, click on the
Common Purpose Dublin Hosts International Quest
The Common Purpose Dublin team recently hosted a Quest visit for
participants from Northern Ireland and the UK. The day was designed
to allow participants to explore the various leadership challenges
facing Dublin and the wider region, as it tries to tackle the many
problems created by the country's economic collapse. Participants
explored whether the city has the political, economic and cultural
capacity to lead Irelands economic recovery. Insights came from
eleven different contributors including Frank Daly, Chairman of the
National Asset Management Agency, Kathleen O'Meara, Head of
Advocacy & Communications at the Irish Cancer Society and
Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National
It was an extremely interesting and diverse day, which provided
a very honest overview of Dublin and leadership in many areas
throughout the city. It was a great pleasure for the Dublin team to
host such an engaged group of participants and we look forward to
doing it again soon.
Common Purpose Cork hosts OpenGround
OpenGround was held in Cork City on 22 June 2012, at the River
Lee Hotel. A cross sectoral mix of 42 participants attended. They
included some graduates of Common Purpose programmes, but was also
open to non-graduates. With OpenGround there is no agenda, no
speakers or planned outcomes. The gathering is run as a
market place for ideas; to provide a launch pad for further
thinking and groupings. It is an exchange, an opportunity to
learn about one another, each others' activities, and hopes for
respective sectors, communities, regions, as well as explore where
shared potential, innovation and vision might lie.
Some ideas discussed on the day included:
- How to tackle the issue of men's mental
- Managing service expectations in the public
- How to promote and encourage mathematics in
- Tackling the Black Economy
- Improving the commercial life of the city
The day was a great success and the Cork team wishes to thank
all who took part on the day, and look forward to seeing
participants at other events in the future.