Our leaders must aspire to more than just excellence. They also need the ethical courage to make the right decisions – at the moments it matters most.
That’s the thinking that created the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening wise and courageous leadership.
We draw on more than two millennia of philosophical thinking to foster in-depth, practical discussions that sharpen critical reasoning and strengthen moral courage. Since our formation more than 25 years ago, we’ve seen thousands of senior-level people across business, community and government benefit from our rigorous programs.
Leadership requires courage. By understanding the fundamental philosophies that underpin our society, today’s leaders can learn to critically examine the ethical impact of their actions – so they can help build a better society together.
Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership is Monash University, The Myer Foundation and Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation working in partnership.
We don’t teach leadership skills. Instead, we help leaders apply the skills they already have more wisely – by building clarity of purpose and ethical courage.
Cranlana Centre's programs are a deep dive into the practice of ethical decision-making. Drawing on a rich history of philosophical wisdom, they encourage fresh and considered approaches to challenges – offering insights that, for many participants, will fundamentally transform their concept of leadership.
Our courses are dialogue-based and immersive, bringing small groups of high-level leaders together for discussions that are wide-ranging and expertly guided. By relating philosophical concepts directly to experiences and challenges you’ve encountered, participants examine and strengthen their personal ethical frameworks, giving themselves a solid footing for steering future decision-making.
Our experienced moderators draw on a deep understanding of philosophical theory, and their own distinguished careers across the private and public sectors, to facilitate discussions that are revelatory and challenging.
The programs are rigorous, in-depth and practical, providing high-level learning experiences and understanding to strengthen your capabilities as an effective and ethical leader.
We offer a variety of leadership programs, covering different topics, sectors and levels of immersion.
Find the right ethics program to suit you
An intensive six-day course for senior-level leaders to fundamentally transform their leadership.
Ethical Leadership Program
A three-day ethics course on applying critical approaches to complex problems.
Vincent Fairfax Fellowship
A year-long fellowship for senior executives looking to put ethical change into action within their organisations.
Short and Custom Programs
Two-day seminars on specific industries, and custom programs designed for organisations looking to strengthen their ethical focus.
Sharpening critical reasoning and moral courage is a cornerstone of Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. Our programs seek to equip participants to make the right decision, at the right time, for the right reason. Through CCEL’s programs participants are able to apply a more finely developed ethical lens to their leadership roles.
A culture in which employees can challenge decisions and make a contribution offers organisations many benefits. As our CEO Vanessa Pigrum notes, “the difficulties that staff face in challenging authority come at a time when individuals are becoming more aware of their rights to access information about business practices, whether as employees or consumers.” The Australian Financial Review 6 November 2019
Over more than two decades, thousands of senior-level Australian leaders have taken part in our ethical leadership programs, sharpening their critical thinking and honing their ethical decision-making skills.
Cranlana Centre brings more than a half-century of combined leadership experience to bear in cultivating an ethical focus among Australia’s leaders.
If you would like to obtain further information about the activities of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, feel free to contact us or fill out an enquiry form.
Acknowledgement of Country
Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners and First People of this land. As we work to develop the ethical capacity of leaders we celebrate the history, leadership and wisdom of the world’s oldest living culture and pay respect to its elders – past, present and future.