2019 Open Quest schedule

Open Quest stories

03 October 2018

A chance to explore today’s big questions

An Open Quest offers a unique chance to explore the world -- and ourselves -- from fresh perspectives.

We're excited to announce two open programmes for 2019:

Exploring the balance: Life and history in Israel and Palestine (18-23 May)

Associated with age-old conflict, Israel and Palestine are also home to leaders healing divides with tenacity and compassion, amidst a cultural landscape of incredible richness and diversity. A chance to challenge our preconceptions about others – and ourselves – and consider the subtle complexities of life and history; identity and connection.

New leadership for changing times: Globalisation and tradition in Mexico (02-05 Oct)

Mexico is riding a populist wave at a time when tensions with its US neighbour have put decades of fragile diplomacy under the spotlight. A country of manufacturing success and informal, cash-driven markets, it embodies complex narratives: future trends vs family traditions, globalisation vs national identity. 

“I gained an understanding of leadership in life as opposed to just in business. I came to the realisation that I am only applying a small capacity of my energy and influence as a leader.”

Michelle Moore,



Build relationships. Shape ideas. Create momentum.

An Open Quest offers a mix of memorable on-the-ground activities and meetings with exceptional leaders. People who are tackling some of the toughest problems facing the world today.

Our immersive programmes deliver an exhilarating life experience. The spirit is open, trusting and supportive. We visit social enterprises, global brand names, revolutionary start-ups and vibrant communities.

We combine these visits with daily reflection sessions, to dig deep into our roles and opportunities as individuals. Out of these shared reflections come insights about the wider context – and what we can achieve in it.

Participants come from all sectors – multinational firms, NGOs, entrepreneurs, investors, grassroots organisers, government, the arts and academia. Each of them shares an ambition to enhance their impact.

The path to meaningful change starts here.
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