Press release BoxID: 165491 (Common Purpose Discovery House)
  • Common Purpose Discovery House
  • 28-42 Banner Street
  • EC1Y 8 London
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  • Una Farrell
  • +49 (20) 7608-8122

Giving young adults a leading edge

(PresseBox) (London, ) There is a unique opportunity for young adults who want to increase their ability to make a difference in their communities, universities and the organisations they work for. Frontrunner is a programme aimed at helping young campaigners to continue scaling the heights of their leadership potential as they start their careers. There are over 60 free places on the programme and the application process is now open.

Run by leadership development organisation Common Purpose, participants on the Frontrunner programme will be taken to a diverse range of organisations where they will examine the problems facing these organisations with the people who are tackling them. This will be a rare chance to explore what is required to lead effectively with people already leading change in society. Participants will also gain a stimulating new network of other young leaders across the UK.

Frontrunner is open to young people over the age of 18, who may be either still in full time education or are in the very early stages of their career, and who have already shown evidence of leadership. Common Purpose believes it is crucial to encourage the leadership spark at this transitional time in a young persons life so that it is not lost as they enter full-time work. Julia Middleton, Chief Executive of Common Purpose says: "All too often, work pressures erode the passion and capacity in young people to lead and effect change on the issues they care about, so it is vital that they take time at the beginning of their careers to consider how they can continue to grow as leaders."

There are over 60 free places on Frontrunner, which will be held twice in 2008, from 7-10 July at University College London and 1-4 September at the University of Leeds where the participants will stay during the course of the programme. There are only 40 places on each programme so apply now to avoid disappointment. You can apply online at or phone 020 7608 8148.

Common Purpose Discovery House

Common Purpose is an independent leadership organisation that aims to improve the way organisations and society work. Common Purpose operates throughout the UK and worldwide in Ghana, India, Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, South Africa and Germany. For further information visit