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Common Purpose Global Leadership Forum - Online Global Leaders Experience

Global Leaders Forum - Common Purpose Global Leadership Forum

Common Purpose Global Leadership Forum

Hosted by Common Purpose the Global Leadership Forum is a carefully designed and curated learning journey which offers students the chance to hear from inspiring speakers from across the world on the biggest issues, challenges and opportunities we face. The programme design allows students the flexibility to explore the issues which matter most to them, and to reflect on these insights in their own leadership journey. Each session is facilitated by our expert team, and students are able to put their burning questions to the speakers.

Keynote Speakers Confirmed to Include: 


Danny Crates
Paralympic medallist and World-record breaking sprinter, UK

DeNora Getachew
Chief Executive Officer,, USA

Dr Githinji Gitahi
Group CEO, AMREF Health Africa, KENYA

Patrick Hull
Vice President—Future of Work, Unilever, UK

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Founder, Rendra Foundation, NIGERIA

Jennifer Morgan
Executive Director, Greenpeace International, NETHERLANDS

JJ Birden
Former NFL Athlete and Motivational Speaker, USA


Global Leadership Forums help students to:

  • explore key challenges in the workplace and in society
  • understand what it means to be a leader
  • appreciate when and how to lead across boundaries

When does it happen?

This programme will take place on Wednesday the 16th of June 2021 from 5pm-8pm BST

What are the eligibility criteria?


There is no programme fee for successful applicants to this programme. 

Why apply? 

“Graduates face increasing competition when entering the labour market” (UUK, 2017)

 Online mobility is a great way to continue building your employability skillset and intercultural skills despite the current barriers to travel posed by COVID-19. 

This programme is also part of the University of Exeter's Future of Work spring programme for 2021 and so will have a strong focus on employability in the new digital world. 

How do I apply?

Last minute applications will be accepted up until midday on Wednesday the 16th of June and the form can be found here.

Any queries please direct to Leanne at