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 2019 Challenge is, What makes a
"Most of the Commonwealth lives in cities, and these cities are
growing at an unprecedented rate. This offers fantastic
opportunities for cities to not only be economic powerhouses, but
also hubs of innovation and creativity, and drivers of social
change. However, the movement towards cities and pace of change
puts pressure on the infrastructure, institutions and culture of
our cities. Added to this are global threats and uncertainties such
as climate change, disease pandemics, political uncertainty,
cyber-attacks, economic instability and terrorism.
City resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities,
organizations and systems within a city to survive, adapt and
So what will it take for cities to be resilient enough to
survive the pressures, adapt to the speed of change and grasp the
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 continuing their connections.
CSCLeaders London and Manchester, 12-17 May,
Work with a diverse group of senior leaders to tackle a global
challenge and develop the Cultural Intelligence to collaborate and
innovate within an incredibly diverse group. Hear from thought
leaders and visit organizations across the city to explore the
challenge and different concepts of leadership. Innovate
game-changing ideas in response to the Challenge and pitch them to
a panel of experts. Previous Challenges include: 'What could be the
future of energy in Commonwealth cities?' and 'What makes a city
CSCLeaders New Delhi, 24-27 September, 2019
Get beneath the skin of a vibrant and rapidly developing
Commonwealth city. Develop the Cultural Intelligence to be an
effective leader in new places where the context is different.
Explore how leaders operate in the Private, Public and NGO sectors
and how they cross boundaries to solve complex problems.