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 2016 Challenge 

'What would produce a step change in how the public, private and not-for-profit sectors work together?'

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

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

Part Two

Participants choose one of three Commonwealth cities. 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.


A powerful network of diverse, global leaders who connect via Common Purpose's Massive Online Innovation Community (MOIC), a dynamic, online platform developed for participants and alumni of our programmes.

Alumni are also invited to Part Two programmes to refresh their learning and expand their global networks.  


2016 Dates and Locations

Part One: 10-17 April, UK

Part Two - A choice of one of the following:

4-7 July, Africa

12-15 September, India

1-4 November, Singapore



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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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