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What are our obligations to animals?

Before the 2019 Melbourne Cup our Lead Moderator Peter Mares considered what we owe the horses running…

Why Leaders Should Create a Challenging Environment

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


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.

Cranlana Centre and Monash University in partnership – Watch Now

Kim Williams AM, Chair Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, and Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice Chancellor Monash University, on the benefits of the partnership.

Cranlana Centre and Monash University Partnership announcement – Media Release

Monash University and Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership (the Cranlana Centre) announce a partnership commencing in September that will equip more leaders with the skills required to navigate ethical issues in an increasingly complex world.

How do we do better at doing good?

2019 Liffman Lecture – Ethical PhilanthropyHow do we do better at doing good? Watch Lecture

Executives behaving badly? What HR can do to encourage more ethical leadership

“If organisations fail to take action where necessary, they can wind up compromising their share of the market.” CEO Vanessa Pigrum on HR’s role in encouraging more ethical leadership.

Peter Mares on The Drum

Lead Moderator Peter Mares, who oversees Cranlana course development and moderates many of the programs, was part of…

Congratulations Terri Janke, winner of Chief Executive Women/Vincent Fairfax Fellowship scholarship

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Public Sector Informant: Demoralised by the election? Reframe what democracy means

If we feel demoralised at the ballot box, perhaps it is because we see voting as our…

Thinking Ethically: A Pharmacists’ Guide

While ethical dilemmas are present across the health sector, pharmacists face particular challenges, since they operate both…

How to navigate complex ethical dilemmas

We rely on our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers to care for us and our families in…

Congratulations Catherine Chamberlain – 2019 Research Leadership Award winner

Helping leaders find the ‘moral courage’ to speak up

A partnership between two of Australia’s most prominent philanthropic families is looking to create a more ethical…

New centre aims to grow ethical leadership in Australia

Today Australia welcomes its newest centre for ethical leadership. The Cranlana Programme – an initiative of the…

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