The central activity of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership is the Colloquium, an intensive six-day experience designed for Australia's most senior executives from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.


The Colloquium aims to enhance leadership capabilities and provide frameworks for complex decision-making. It does this by tackling the vital question that has captured thinkers and philosophers for millennia: how should we live together?

Participants engage with ideas raised by the critical philosophical and economic texts that have influenced society from Classical to contemporary times. Guided by skilled moderators, the powerful concepts contained within these writings are teased out and debated in an evolving round-table discussion. It is a process of creative exploration, purposefully designed to stimulate new and adaptive thinking among attendees.


There are four iterations of the Colloquium offered throughout the year and around the country.

Alongside the Executive Colloquia held in Melbourne and Perth, which draw together leaders from a cross section of industries, the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership provides tailored colloquia to executives within the public service in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. We also deliver private colloquia to organisations and departments upon request.

“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle (384-322 BCE)


If you have questions, or if you would like more information about the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please contact us on (03) 9827 2660.