"The objective is for members to look, listen and learn in the hope that the process will help them to improve the quality of their decision-making when they reach the peaks of their occupations".
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
"The first Commonwealth Study Conference was held in Oxford United Kingdom in 1956 as a one-off experiment to study the human aspects of industrial issues across Commonwealth countries. The Ninth Commonwealth Study Conference was staged by Australia and New Zealand in October 2003. More than two hundred members from some 30 Commonwealth countries participated.
Each Conference since 1956 has addressed similar themes and each has provided members assessed as having the potential to rise to positions of significant influence in their communities with a unique leadership development opportunity. This opportunity has consistently been built around learning from the experience of others - both good and bad - through the application of the look, listen and learn features as described by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Click here for fuller history of these Conferences.