An Investment that lasts a Lifetime
By supporting the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference, a sponsor is making a significant contribution to the next generation of decision-makers in Canada and around the 54 nations of the Commonwealth.
There is no Conference fee for the selected members. The Conference relies on generous donations from companies, governments and unions. Donors are encouraged to make sure that one or more of their top young leaders applies to participate with this very select global group.
Donations will be recognized prominently in Conference materials and advertising, during the proceedings and on the website. Major donors will be invited to the Opening or Closing Plenaries and to special events in Canada and London. The Conference is a registered Canadian charity and tax receipts will be issued.
Conference alumni may contribute to a special travel bursary fund that will be used exclusively to assist Conference members who may have special financial requirements and could not attend without support.
In a Connected Commonwealth, the proven leadership experience of our sponsors is vitally important to the ongoing success of the program.
Investing in quality leadership is like adding a drop of red wine to a glass of water. It changes everything. Developing more mindful, globally aware leaders strengthens the organizations and societies in which they operate.
7 Sponsor Levels
Unmissable Sponsor Benefits
THE FOUNDER’S CIRCLE: A SPECIAL THANK-YOU
FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $100,000 CAD
Contributors to the Founder’s Circle make a major donation to CSC2023 that also represents a special thank-you to the lifetime contributions of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Donations may be made over two years. In addition to the highest profile brand promotion on all Conference materials and at all events, Founder’s Circle donors will receive invitations to the Opening and Closing Plenaries and to special VIP events in the United Kingdom and Canada, including invitations to the Leadership Forum and Recognition Dinners in London in 2022 and 2023. A sponsor benefits package is available.
THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $75,000 TO $99,999 CAD
Under the auspices of the Princess Royal, Conference President, the President’s Circle donors will receive high profile brand promotion on all Conference materials and at all events, invitations to the opening and closing plenaries of the Conference and to special VIP events in the UK and Canada, and invitations to the Leadership Forum and Recognition Dinners in London in 2022 and 2023. The donation may be made over two years. A sponsor benefits package is available.
COMMONWEALTH LEADERS $50,000 TO $74,999 CAD
Donors at the Commonwealth Leaders level will receive promotion in all Conference materials, two invitations to the Opening and Closing Plenaries of CSC2023, and invitations to a Leadership Forum and Recognition Dinner in London. Commonwealth Leaders also will receive invitations to special VIP events in Canada and logo recognition as a partner at Conference events and on the website. The donation may be made over two years. A sponsor benefits package is available.
PLATINUM LEADERS $25,000 TO $49,999 CAD
Donors at the Platinum Leaders level will receive recognition in Conference materials, invitations to a Leadership Forum and Recognition Dinner in London, invitations to the Opening and Closing Plenaries of CSC2023, and invitations to at least one pre-Conference VIP event in Canada. Platinum Leaders donors will receive logo recognition as a partner at Conference events and on the website. A sponsor benefits package is available.
SEND YOUR MOST PROMISING YOUNG LEADERS!
Sponsors are encouraged to have their most promising emerging leaders apply to join the 2023 Commonwealth Study Conference. Aspiring members are asked to complete the on-line application form and participate in an interview as part of the selection process. Regardless of their background or professional development history, participants routinely rate the experience as the best leadership development program they have undertaken.
PROMOTE YOUR BRAND ACROSS MORE THAN 50 NATIONS
CSC promotes its sponsors before, during and after each conference. Nearly all nations of the Commonwealth – representing nearly one third of the world’s population – participate in each conference. Sponsors are recognized in all program information and through our partners and affiliates.
SHARE YOUR LEADERSHIP KNOWLEDGE
The CSC reaches out to its donors for participation in regular seminars and events before and after each Conference, and as potential speakers at the Opening Plenary of each CSC. In a Connected Commonwealth, the proven leadership experience of our key sponsors is vitally important to the ongoing success of the program.