2017 Programme

CSCLeaders assembles exceptional senior leaders from across the Commonwealth to tackle Challenges, build the global relationships and develop the Cultural Intelligence needed by the leaders of tomorrow.


The CSCLeaders 2017 Challenge 

'What could be the future of energy in Commonwealth cities?'

The Challenge underpins leadership learning. Participants tackle the Challenge and develop proposals before presenting them to a panel of experts. Implementing their ideas gives participants a focus for their continuing connections.



Part One

Six days in the UK. Participants hear from experts and thought leaders followed by small group study tours in London to explore the Challenge and concepts of leadership. The group reconvenes to share learning and develop game-changing ideas in response to the Challenge at the end of Part One. 

Part Two

Participants are immersed in a different Commonwealth city. Over four days, participants address the Challenge from the context of a different  city, reconnect with each other and build on leadership learning developed in Part One.


Alumni join a powerful network of global leaders who connect via our 360 online portal. The online portal allows our diverse alumni community to find each other, meet and continue to exchange ideas.



2017 Dates and Locations

Part One: 7-12 May, London, UK

Part Two: 9-12 October, Mumbai, India



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About CSCLeaders

CSCLeaders is the renewal of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences - first run in 1956 – for the 21st Century, a partnership between international leadership development organisation Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund).

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