Training/Advice Workshop

Meridian Programme

Common Purpose

Common Purpose

Cost: £4590
Meridian develops leaders with the skills, networks and understanding to make an impact in their organization and across their city. The programme uses a real-world experiential approach. We convene leaders from every corner of the city who share open accounts of their leadership challenges. We take participants to places and organizations where they can explore how leaders approach complex change in different contexts. On each programme, we guarantee a diverse mix of leaders from the private, public and NGO sectors.

Who is Meridian for?

Leaders operating at a senior level, where they have to deliver complex change with ever more diverse stakeholders—both in their organization and across their city.

Leading Beyond Authority

Our learning framework: Leading Beyond Authority (LBA), underpins the participants’ leadership learning. People who lead beyond their authority can produce change beyond their direct circle of control.

Who participates?

Leaders operating at a senior level, where they have to deliver complex change with ever more diverse stakeholders. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and sectors, such as:

  • Seagate Technology
  • Belfast Health and Social
  • Care Trust
  • Power NI
  •  Prince’s Trust
  • Derry and Strabane District
  • Council
  • Northern Ireland Hospice

Programme Details

For programme details such as dates and the online elements of the programme click here

Applying for a Common Purpose programme

When you apply for a Common Purpose programme, you need to consider:

  • Whether the programme that you are applying for is right for you, because our programmes are for people at specific stages of their careers

  • Your commitment to participate in the whole programme. This is because if some people are unable to attend, this diminishes the experience for other members of the participant group.

Once you've submitted your application form, we will review it along with our Advisory Group who will also take these points into account.

Bursaries and financial assistance

If you cannot pay the full fee, please do not be deterred from applying. There are a number of bursary places provided on every Common Purpose programme for participants who are genuinely unable to meet the full fee. Meridian is run in cities across the world; for information on costs and how to apply, please contact your [email protected] 

Date and Time

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Common Purpose
Percy Street
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Ruth Cullen 

Senior Programme Coordinator