Global Leadership Forum

The University of Leeds Global Leadership Forum will bring together hundreds of students from across the university to engage with a global network of visionary leaders representing massive international brands, as well as unsung heroes who make change happen.



The Global Leadership Forum is a 4-hour online leadership programme taking place on Wednesday 7th December 2022, 4 – 8pm. The programme will allow you to stand up and take ownership of the leadership that will define you, your generation and the impact you will have on the world — and to demonstrate this by earning the embedded Global Leadership micro-credential.

Each session will be facilitated by Common Purpose, a leadership development organisation that specialises in cross-boundary leadership. Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organisation running programmes in more than 70 cities worldwide.

You will have the chance to choose from 4 different Masterclasses and 4 different Leadership Insight Sessions, enabling you to explore key themes and issues with a range of expert speakers including recent Leeds graduates.

During the programme, you will engage with senior leaders from companies including:

  • Matt Lindenberg – Global Conservation Corps
  • Naltchadjian Kristine – Microsoft
  • Sophia Liu – PWC
  • Garvey Chui – Management Consultancy
  • Mark Lovett – Storytelling with Impact
  • Alice Dlamini – Alice’s Honey


The programme has 500 fully-funded places available and is open to all students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, including PGRs. Students across all disciplines and levels of study can register here