Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its implications. We know that at the moment your families and additional work responsibilities will be your top priority.  Everyone needs to play their part in keeping our community safe, and with this in mind we have cancelled our programs until the end of August 2020. 

This is a fluid situation so, like many organisations, we will be evaluating this on a regular basis. Any other postponements or changes to programs or events will be updated here, and on our LinkedIn and Twitter pages, and registered participants contacted.

As we postpone events and programs, and while people increasingly work in isolation, we are offering online custom-designed programs for teams, and will be exploring other means of delivering content to continue to strengthen wise and courageous leadership.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Cranlana’s programs as soon as possible.

Please contact our Business Development team to discuss our online and 2021 programs:

Caroline Gibson, Director Client Relations  caroline@cranlana.org.au

Lis Kennish, Manager Client Relations lis@cranlana.org.au

Antony Giblin, Manager Client Relations antony@cranlana.org.au

 

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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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.

Making good decisions in the grey zone.

The pandemic has brought grey-zone dilemmas into focus, but in truth they are always with us. Thankfully, rules, guidelines and codes of conduct make many everyday choices clear— I don’t have to think about what side of the road to drive on or what speed to drive at. But it is impossible to devise a rule to cover every situation, nor would it be desirable to do so.

Doing a good job of being human requires us to develop the capacity to make good judgements, both in our work and in our personal life. It is a capacity that is enhanced by being open to new information and to different points of view. It is a capacity that requires us to be alert to our tendency to make decisions that benefit us personally, even when we are convinced that we are being entirely objective.

via Profile magazine, June 2020

ethical fade

How To Do Right When Things Go Wrong

Uncertainty is often twinned with speed, and the product can sometimes be poor decisions. Yet organisations seeking to make consistent and coherent decisions face a veritable flood of ethical decision-making models to choose from.

Authors Marc Thompson, Academic Director, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change, and Peter Collins, Program Director, Vincent Fairfax Fellowship at Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, suggest when making ethical decisions in times of crisis, leaders consider three things: ethical fading; how to test your quandary; and the lessons of behavioural ethics.

Anchoring values, fostering your ethical DNA, and the pub test

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership CEO Vanessa Pigrum, talks to host Alex Proimos in this episode of Market Narratives, a podcast series that features unorthodox conversations with thought leaders influencing the world of fiduciary investors.

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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.

20 – 25 Sep 2020

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Executive

11 – 16 Oct 2020

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Emerging

25 – 30 Oct 2020

Executive Colloquium

27 – 29 Oct 2020

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 1 (2020)

11 – 12 Nov 2020

Executive Ethics (November 2020)

14 Nov 2020

Saturday Session, Melbourne

16 – 18 Mar 2021

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 2 (2020)

15 – 17 Jun 2021

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Module 3 (2020)

17 Jun 2021

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – Graduation Dinner (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.