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 are cancelling our programs scheduled for April, May, June and July. This includes the Executive Colloquium, Vincent Fairfax Fellowship module, the Fairfax Lecture and Executive Ethics. We are in the process of contacting all registered participants to offer alternate dates later in the year. If you have registered for a program but have not yet been contacted by us please call 03 9827 2660.
This is a fluid situation so, like many organisations, we will be evaluating this approach 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 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.
Our Business Development team contact numbers are:
Brittany Pullen, Program Manager 0429 433 510
Caroline Gibson, Director Client Relations 0410 597 730
Lis Kennish, Manager Client Relations 0429 993 016
Antony Giblin, Manager Client Relations 0431 523 482
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.
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.
We offer a variety of leadership programs, covering different topics, sectors and levels of immersion.
Find the right ethics program to suit you
An intensive six-day course for senior-level leaders to fundamentally transform their leadership.
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.
Lead Moderator Peter Mares considers what Covid-19 is teaching us about equality and its alternative.
When this is over, what lessons will we have learned?
“If insecurity is new and unwelcome in our lives, then we can assume that its pervasive presence was never welcome in the lives of others. It should give us pause to consider the levels of inequality and disadvantage that we allowed to build up during Australia’s long boom.”
Perhaps during this time we can lay the foundation for a stronger, more caring community after the threat from the virus recedes.
Crikey, 3 April 2020
Alumnus Jerome Reid, Australian Department of Defence – Joint Capabilities Group – talks about the power of ethical thinking and how the Cranlana program “completely deconstructed the entire fabric” of his thinking. “I realised I needed to rethink my decision-making, shed my biases and rethink my world view.”
“An ethical leader is at pains to question how they live with the contradictions and tensions of leading in a modern organisation and how to do that in an ethically rigorous way. It’s about building a better society.”
Qantas Magazine, April 2020
‘Soft skills’ in leadership refer to a host of skills such as empathy, teamwork, flexibility, positivity, and adaptability. They may be harder to measure but are invaluable in shaping leaders’ abilities to communicate, manage change and build workplace culture.
In this article a number of business leaders, including Cranlana Centre’s CEO Vanessa Pigrum, were asked whether soft skills are more important than ever in leadership.
via Dynamic Business, 1 April 2020
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.
Cranlana Centre brings more than a half-century of combined leadership experience to bear in cultivating an ethical focus among Australia’s leaders.
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.