The Commonwealth Leadership Conference provides the learning, networking and personal development experience of a lifetime for emerging leaders.

Opening Plenary

Conference members will begin their exploration of the issues and challenges of leadership in today’s global economy hearing from visionary speakers and globally recognized leaders. And they will begin the process of building relationships with their peers from around the Commonwealth – hearing and discussing each others’ views from a truly global range of perspectives.

Study Tours

Smaller groups of up to 20 members will form Study Groups that will travel to different regions of Canada to examine the Conference theme first-hand following the opening plenary. Membership of each Study Group is a microcosm of the overall Conference membership. Together they visit a wide range of communities, companies, organizations and leaders to discuss their challenges, advances and impacts first-hand.

As each group works together, individual members will come to examine their own beliefs, preconceptions and values.  The multi-national and multi-sectoral membership of each Study Group compels all members to widen their perspective beyond anything they have experienced before.

Closing Plenary and Reports

After seven days of intense travel and site visits, the Study Groups return to the Closing Plenary where their reports will be given to a closing session chaired by HRH The Princess Royal.

“The structure of the conferences has remained constant simply because it has been shown to work. The principal of learning by observing and discussion was established from the inception and every opportunity is provided for opinions and assessments to be debated forcefully, but objectively.”

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH