Purpose-led Business

This twelve-month program provides the time and space to establish how to make a purpose-led business become a reality. You will explore purpose for your business, ideas on creating value adding Good Dividends and agree practical actions that move you towards building a regenerative business for the benefit of your stakeholders, your community and for the planet.

Who is this program for?

This program is for owner-managers, CEOs, Managing Directors, directors and senior managers of all sizes of organisations in all sectors (e.g. private, public, charities, Third Sector etc.) who want their business to be a force for good and play its’ part in making the world a better place.



Purpose-led Business is a twelve-month business-wide program to make purpose-led business become a reality. The program’s innovative design is built around your own business with the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other participating businesses. Alongside individual places, 'tables' are available for a company to participate with up to four colleagues tasked with creating a purpose-led business.

  • Number of modules: 10

  • Duration: 12 months

  • Language: English

  • Start date: Autumn, 2021

  • Alongside individual places, 'tables' are available for a company, with up to 4 colleagues participating

  • Facilitated by Professor Steve Kempster and Dr Stewart Barnes

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Price: £9,995 (for 1 - 4 people)

  • Fill in the form below to reserve your place

Program Details

The program comprises of 10 modules in two parts* both with an introductory kick off and a final Reflecting Forwards workshop.
*Participants who have undertaken the complementary program, 'Purpose-led Leadership', would move straight to Part 2. Click on the orange button at the end of each row to see the details:

1Kick off

a) Two introductory ‘live’ sessions to the topic and getting to know the cohort (group) members and peers
b) Role of reflection
c) Online user guide

2Part 1 - Establishing purpose-led leadership throughout the business (6 months)

• Induction event
• 4 modules - leadership mirror; developing purpose-led leadership; developing mission objectives; and purpose-led business evaluation
• Virtual action learning sets for collaborative learning in building purpose-led leadership
• On-going on-line support with Professor Steve Kempster and Dr Stewart Barnes
• Reflecting forward workshop - valuing learning and action planning

3Part 2 - Building a purpose-led business through realising Good Dividends (6 months)

• Induction event
• 6 modules:
#1 Behaviours that generate Good Dividends
#2 Good Dividends strategic marketing plan
#3 Innovation and continuous improvement
#4 Governance - policies, structures and systems
#5 Value from communities and the environment
#6 Measuring value across the Good Dividends
• Each module supported by on-line Guidebooks and Think Tank masterclasses
• Virtual action learning sets for collaborative learning in building purpose-led leadership
• On-going on-line support with Professor Steve Kempster and Dr Stewart Barnes
• Reflecting forward workshop - valuing learning and action planning

4Reflecting Forward Workshop

a) Valuing your learning
b) Planning the next steps

5Ongoing online support during program with Professor Steve Kempster and Dr Stewart Barnes

624/7 private ‘Discussions’ area exclusively for learners and facilitators

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