CSCLeaders 2019

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 city resilient?

"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 thrive. 

So what will it take for cities to be resilient enough to survive the pressures, adapt to the speed of change and grasp the opportunities ahead?"

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, 2019

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 smart?' 

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.

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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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