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Become a Global Leader in Dublin this June!

Dive beneath the surface of the City of Dublin and join a diverse group of students studying at Ulster University for the Global Leader Experience (GLE).

Across 4 days you will develop your ability to lead from a global perspective. You will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing businesses, governments and societies through advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

The GLE gives you real and practical experiences, instils in you a global perspective and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

"Through this programme, I have been able to broaden my cultural awareness , connect with peers on a global scale, and open my mind to diverse opinions and perspectives. It was truly inspiring to see how a group of individuals from different backgrounds and cultures can come together with a ‘common purpose’”

Student, Ulster University, GLE 2023

Programme Specifics

  • When & Where? 

    4 - 7 June 2024, 9.30am-5pm each day.

    Across Dublin with visits to organisations throughout the city region.

  • What happens? 

    The programme takes places across four days, each involving up to 7 hours of engagement.

    During the programme, you explore a major world challenge, “How can cities become inclusive and resilient through advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?” , from a local perspective.

    You engage with visionary leaders from local businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations, whose insights will further your understanding of the challenge, and help you find creative ways to solve it.

    Throughout the programme, you participate in a combination of full-group sessions and small breakout sessions, where you build connections with your peers from Ulster University.

    "In  my life I have never experienced anything like the Global Leader Experience from Common Purpose. As a result of this experience, I learned that even if our challenges seem insurmountable collaboration, communication and creativity can help us overcome them"

    Student, Ulster University, GLE 2023

  • Who could you meet? 

    During the four days, you will engage with senior leaders from organizations such as:

    • Broadlake
    • EY
    • Google
    • IDA Ireland (Inward Investment)
    • Indeed
    • Linked In
    • Salesforce
  • What previous participants have said? 
    • 98% of students say our programme has helped them broaden their networks.
    • 95% of students say that through working with difference they became more agile as a result of their programme.
    • 92% of students say that through solving complex problems they became more influential as a result of their programme.
    • 97% of students would recommend their programme to another person.
  • What do I achieve? 

    Earn an Inclusive Leadership micro-credential.

    Upon completion of the programme, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning by earning the embedded Inclusive Leadership micro-credential, which can then be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and as part of your digital backpack.

    "I have developed leadership and, most importantly, empathy skills which can be used to effectively interact with people from different backgrounds "

    Student, King’s Business School, GLE Online 2021

A Global Network

Everyone who finishes a Common Purpose programme, anywhere in the world, joins the Common Purpose alumni network - a 120,000 strong, growing, global community of our alumni with exceptional diversity and a huge range of skills, interests and leadership experiences.

Some will be very senior, experienced leaders across the public, private and NGO sectors, others will be emerging leaders and some will be fellow students just finishing university. This breadth and depth makes the network unique.

Programme Information
Eligibility Open to all registered Postgraduate, Masters and Phd students
Dates 4 - 7 June 2024  
Cost £150 student contribution to be paid in full when accepting place.
Included 3 nights accommodation, programme fee and some meals.
Apply by 29 May 2024

International Students - will be responsible for ensuring they have a suitable visa for this programme. Processing time 4 - 8 weeks.

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