Our leaders must aspire to more than just excellence.

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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The Colloquium

An intensive six-day course for senior-level leaders to fundamentally transform their leadership.

Executive Ethics

Created for senior leaders, this two-day program is an interactive masterclass in practical ethical leadership.

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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How COVID-19 Is Creating New Ethical Dilemmas For Business Leaders

Ethical business leadership has become more important than ever in an era of social media and consumers that are willing to vote with their wallets.

Whether an issue of discrimination, sexual harassment, environmental damage or financial misconduct, allegations of unethical behaviour within a business can destroy years – even decades – of built-up community trust.

Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating new ethical dilemmas for business leaders and managers.

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership CEO Vanessa Pigrum and Steven Ronson, Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director for Enforcement and alumnus of the Executive Colloquium program, highlight the importance of ethical decision-making for leadership teams and boards.

via Adelaide Advertiser, 15 September 2020

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Inside The Search For A Melbourne Home Fit For A Prime Minister

It is the stately mansion that could have been the Melbourne residence of prime ministers and dignitaries.

Fortunately for us it is instead the home of Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

via The Age, 28 August 2020

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It’s time for the feds to rebuild the economy by building social housing

A $7.7 billion investment to build 30,000 homes and repair thousands more would raise economic output by $15.7 billion.

Peter Mares, Cranlana Centre’s Lead Moderator, says that as we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the pandemic calls for a level of nation building ambition similar to 1945 — when the urgent need to build housing as part of post-war reconstruction forged the first 10-year Commonwealth-state housing agreement.

In the subsequent decades housing policy involved similar agreements, with the federal government funding the states to build social housing. Over the past 25 years we have dropped the ball. Now is the time to pick it up again.

via Crikey Inq, 31 August 2020

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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.

30 Sep 2020

Cranlana Confidential – Kim Williams AM – 30 September

07 Oct 2020

Cranlana Confidential – Travers McLeod & Emma King – 7 October

11 – 16 Oct 2020

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Emerging

17 Oct 2020

Saturday Session, Online – Saturday 17 October

19 Oct 2020

Saturday Session, Online – Monday 19 October

24 Oct 2020

Saturday Session, Sydney

25 – 30 Oct 2020

Executive Colloquium

27 – 29 Oct 2020

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 1 (2020)

05 Nov 2020

Cranlana Confidential – 5 November

11 – 12 Nov 2020

Executive Ethics (November 2020)

Staff

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.