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Strengthening Wise and Courageous Leadership

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Do the right thing.

By Helen Trinca
The Australian

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“The most inspiring and stimulating time of my life.”

Caecilia Potter Design Director, Atticus & Milo

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A new age in ethical leadership.

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Develop a robust ethical framework to steer decision making.

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.

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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.

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Programs

We offer a variety of leadership programs, covering different topics, sectors and levels of immersion.

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Find the right ethics program to suit you

The Colloquium

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.

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Scholarship Information

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.

Michael Liffman with previous CEOs Moya Mills and Kate Latimer, and current CEO Vanessa Pigrum

The creation of Cranlana

Michael Liffman and Ken Myer were the forces behind the development of the Cranlana Programme, which in April 2019 became the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership when it joined forces with the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation.

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Alumni

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.

22 Nov 2019

Cranlana Scholarship Closing Date

26 – 28 Nov 2019

Ethical Leadership Program

15 – 20 Mar 2020

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Executive

17 – 19 Mar 2020

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 2 Date

22 – 27 Mar 2020

Executive Colloquium

26 Apr – 01 May 2020

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Senior

10 – 15 May 2020

The Executive Colloquium

24 – 29 May 2020

Future Public Sector Leaders – Emerging

11 – 12 Jun 2020

Medicine & Ethics

16 – 18 Jun 2020

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 3 Date

Team

Cranlana Centre brings more than a half-century of combined leadership experience to bear in cultivating an ethical focus among Australia’s leaders.

Contact

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.

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