CSCLeaders is a global leadership programme for exceptional senior leaders selected each year from government, business and NGOs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Who is it for
- operate at a senior, strategic level in their organisation and
/ or society
- hold significant power or influence in their current role
- are close to the pinnacle of their career, with ambitions to
achieve even more
- are excited about the opportunity that CSCLeaders
Participants on the programme benefit from
- Cultural Intelligence: the ability to cross divides and
thrive in multiple cultures - enhancing how they work with
diverse teams, clients and stakeholders in their organizations and
- broader horizons - helping them to draw on
multiple perspectives when making decisions and solving complex
problems in their organizations.
- long-lasting relationships across the globe -
enabling them to establish their own global network, creating
opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration across the
- a stronger impact beyond their circle of
authority - giving them the skills and inspiration to make
positive change happen in their organizations and
CSCLeaders is engaging, not passive. It creates an
environment where decision-makers and strategic thinkers from
across the Commonwealth work collaboratively; they share their
experiences and, through discussion, debate, visits and small group
sessions, take an international, multi-cultural approach to
addressing a global challenge.
CSCLeaders blends online learning with face-to-face experiences
in two Commonwealth cities. Online modules allow participants to
maximise their face-to-face experience. They combine new methods of
content delivery with interactive learning. We use visual media,
articles and leadership exercises to facilitate structured
reflection and group engagement.
What is Cultural intelligence?
Cultural Intelligence is the ability to cross divides and thrive
in multiple cultures.
Organisations often appoint leaders for their IQ. Then, years
later, sack them for their lack of EQ (Emotional Intelligence).
Common Purpose argues that in the future they will promote for CQ -
Cultural Intelligence. Participants on Common Purpose programmes,
as they learn to lead beyond their authority, need to be able to
cross boundaries: between east and west, and north and south;
between faiths and beliefs; between public, private and voluntary
sectors; and between generations.
Learn more about Cultural intelligence on the Common
Purpose global website.