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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.

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.

family law immigration law

‘I don’t want to be one of those absent fathers’

When the application of law produces a manifest injustice it’s time to review the laws. Lead Moderator Peter Mares looks at what happens when foreign parents and Australian children become trapped between migration law and family law, two systems that don’t talk to one another.

Canberra Times, 16 January 2020

Overcoming the Isolation of Leadership

Do you take yourself out of your comfort zone often enough? Alumna Kate Chaney, Director of Innovation and Strategy for Anglicare WA, believes that is what’s required to truly innovate. In this article she discusses the benefits of Cranlana for her thinking and leadership. She and Chief Executive (and fellow alumnus) Mark Glasson have made Cranlana “an integral part of the journey for Anglicare WA’s leadership”, with the learnings inherent to their strategic processes.

Business News Western Australia, 17 April 2019

Christmas message

CEO Vanessa Pigrum reflects on one of the busier years in Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership’s 25 year history.

Cranlana Centre closes on Thursday 19th December and re-opens on Monday 6th January.

We wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing holiday season and New Year, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen wise and courageous leadership with you in 2020.

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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)

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.

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