Exceptional senior leaders from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth have come together this week to tackle the 2015 global challenge of ‘what makes a city smart?’
‘CSCLeaders’ is a partnership between the international leadership development organisation Common Purpose Charitable Trust & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund) and assembles senior leaders drawn from many sectors, faiths and backgrounds to tackle challenges, build global relationships and further develops the Cultural Intelligence needed by the leaders of tomorrow.
Anne Boyd, CEO of Active Cheshire in Northwich was selected from thousands of applicants to be part of the exclusive conference and influential work group which convenes for seven days this year in UK.
Speaking just before the conference Anne noted: “It is both a great honour to be selected to take part and a great opportunity. You may get a chance like this once in your life and I fully intend to maximise this opportunity for Cheshire and the Region as a whole”.
Senior leaders meet and hear from influential and visionary leaders from business, governments, civic society and academia with on-site study tours of businesses across the capital and a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet HRH The Princess Royal & HRH Duke of Kent.
Later in the year, the work groups move to a city of choice in India, Kenya or Singapore where participants will be fully immersed in local communities and will meet leaders from across their local government, business and civic societies to gain a better understanding of what the social and local issues are in relation to the Challenge.
Made up of 53 countries of the Commonwealth span six continents, contain 1/3 of the world’s population (half of whom are under 25) and share the values of democracy, rule of law and freedom of speech.
Brought together once a year, a better informed and connected group of leaders can build on our rich heritage and help create a modern, forward-looking Commonwealth.