Common Purpose Leadership Development

Common Purpose is an independent not-for-profit organisation that runs leadership development courses which mix people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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What we do

What is Common Purpose South Africa?

Common Purpose is about challenging leaders to step outside their comfort zone.

Elsbeth Dixon, CEO, talks about diversity

Common Purpose courses help people learn to lead in diverse contexts.


“Leadership today is about understanding people, events and circumstances – the more you understand them, the greater your ability to impact upon them, and Common Purpose gives you this understanding.”

Kuben Naidoo
Advisor to the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank

Where we are

Common Purpose is operating in GermanyHong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, South AfricaTurkey, the UK.

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of our alumni say that Common Purpose has changed their lives