Saturday Session, Online – Saturday 18 July

Date:

18 Jul 2020

Time:

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location:

Online

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion  will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

While each of us is struggling to make sense of the pandemic for our life and our work, and to understand its implications for the future of Australia and the world, we can’t bring you together physically, However wherever you’re located you can join us for virtual Saturday Sessions; a coming together to assist one another to find a moral anchor in these difficult and confusing times. Registered participants will be emailed links to pre-readings, and a Zoom link in the week prior to the Session.
The topic for this session is – Dirty Hands
There’s a saying that you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. When applied to politics, this generally means that achieving positive outcomes sometimes requires temporarily bending or ignoring widely accepted moral rules. Can we imagine, for example, a successful politician who never told a lie in the course of their career? In philosophy this is known as the “dirty hands” problem: the idea that circumstances may sometimes require a good person to do wrong things. Yet once you start down the path of ends justifying means, you are starting on a dangerous and slippery slope. In this Saturday Session we’ll discuss an influential article that challenges us to consider whether leadership requires us to get our hands dirty.


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Saturday Session, Online – Monday 20 July

Date:

20 Jul 2020

Time:

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:

Online

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion  will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

While each of us is struggling to make sense of the pandemic for our life and our work, and to understand its implications for the future of Australia and the world, we can’t bring you together physically, However wherever you’re located you can join us for virtual Saturday Sessions; a coming together to assist one another to find a moral anchor in these difficult and confusing times. Registered participants will be emailed links to pre-readings, and a Zoom link in the week prior to the Session.
The topic for this session is – Dirty Hands
There’s a saying that you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. When applied to politics, this generally means that achieving positive outcomes sometimes requires temporarily bending or ignoring widely accepted moral rules. Can we imagine, for example, a successful politician who never told a lie in the course of their career? In philosophy this is known as the “dirty hands” problem: the idea that circumstances may sometimes require a good person to do wrong things. Yet once you start down the path of ends justifying means, you are starting on a dangerous and slippery slope. In this Saturday Session we’ll discuss an influential article that challenges us to consider whether leadership requires us to get our hands dirty.


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Saturday Session, Online – Saturday 22 August

Date:

22 Aug 2020

Time:

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location:

Online

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion  will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

While each of us is struggling to make sense of the pandemic for our life and our work, and to understand its implications for the future of Australia and the world, we can’t bring you together physically, However wherever you’re located you can join us for virtual Saturday Sessions; a coming together to assist one another to find a moral anchor in these difficult and confusing times. As with previous Saturday Sessions the topic will be confirmed in the month prior to the event.  Participants will be emailed links to pre-readings, and a Zoom invitation a few days prior.


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Saturday Session, Online – Monday 24 August

Date:

24 Aug 2020

Time:

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:

Online

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion  will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

While each of us is struggling to make sense of the pandemic for our life and our work, and to understand its implications for the future of Australia and the world, we can’t bring you together physically, However wherever you’re located you can join us for virtual Saturday Sessions; a coming together to assist one another to find a moral anchor in these difficult and confusing times. Registered participants will be emailed links to pre-readings, and a Zoom link in the week prior to the Session.


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Saturday Session, Melbourne

Date:

05 Sep 2020

Time:

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

Melbourne

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion, finishing with fine wine and a bite of something delicious, will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

The location and topic will be confirmed a month or so prior to the Session.



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Saturday Session, Canberra

Date:

19 Sep 2020

Time:

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

Canberra

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion, finishing with fine wine and a bite of something delicious, will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

The topic for this Session is – Business Behaving Badly.

When the report of the Financial Services Royal Commission was handed down more than a year ago, it was a shock to the system. But have practices in finance or any other sector actually changed? In evidence to the Commission, former Treasury Secretary and NAB chair Dr Ken Henry pondered whether the cause of business misconduct might be capitalism itself. “The capitalist model is that businesses have no responsibility other than to maximise profits for shareholders,” said Henry. The consequence of this mindset, he argued, is that customers are treated in an instrumental fashion: as a means to profit rather than as human beings with rights and interests. This same might be said for the environment, or animals. If profit is King, who or what plays the role of serf?

During this afternoon alumni workshop, Cranlana moderator Frank di Giorgio will use a selection of readings to generate discussion about the responsibilities of corporations, senior executives and board directors. Is ‘business ethics’ an oxymoron? If not, what would it take for business be a morally transformative force in Australian society?

The location will be confirmed a month or so prior to the Session.



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Saturday Session, Melbourne

Date:

14 Nov 2020

Time:

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

Melbourne

Topic & Theme:

The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion, finishing with fine wine and a bite of something delicious, will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

The location and topic will be confirmed a month or so prior to the Session.



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