Common Purpose Leadership Development

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

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News & events

Applications now open

31 January 2015
Applications are now open for our 2015 Open Courses: Meridian for established leaders and Navigator for emerging leaders. both courses will be run in the Gauteng area.

Global Leaders Experience

26 November 2014
Common Purpose South Africa looks forward to running a student’s course with the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand coming up in November


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 Gill Marcus, 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 Common Purpose alumni report they had a positive personal experience on our courses