Programs

Short and Custom Programs

A series of shorter programs, each with a tailored focus to help organisations sharpen their ethical practice.

To help organisations sharpen their ethical practice we offer a series of shorter programs, each with a tailored focus – including an Executive Ethics program for senior leaders, custom programs for in-house leadership teams or for specific industry sectors, and graduate programs.

Custom-designed programs - online and in person.

Now is the time to invest in your teams' ability to lead ethically.

  • 2
    Days

  • 2
    Moderators

  • 1
    Speaker

  • 1
    Dinner

  • 20
    Peers

  • 6-10 Hours
    Pre-Reading

  • Small Group
    Conversation

Overview

The ethical challenges that arise in different industries can vary dramatically. It’s vital that any given leadership team has a shared understanding of ethical frameworks when it comes to making significant decisions.

To meet this need, Cralana Centre offers a number of short programs that focus on the particular ethical challenges that arise within various industry sectors – as well as the option to create specially customised programs to fit the requirements of an individual organisation

Our short programs include Executive Ethics, an online and in person interactive masterclass in practical ethical leadership. Pragmatic, rigorous and outcome-focused, it provides practical tools for senior leaders to foster their personal and organisational ethics, and to prepare for unforeseen ethical challenges.

For organisations that face more specific ethical challenges, Cranlana Centre also creates online and in person custom courses to address the particular needs of certain sectors or industries, as well as short interactive presentations suitable for conferences or retreats. These custom programs are designed to get teams thinking and working together through the concerns they’re likely to encounter – to make sure they develop the skills to effectively tackle ethical issues.

Cranlana has delivered customised ethics programs for Graduates for more than a decade. In the course of their careers, your graduates will inevitably face challenging situations that are characterised by complexity and ambiguity. They will be required to balance different interests and weigh up reasonable but rival views about the right course of action. Ensure your graduates begin their leadership journey well-equipped to meet such leadership challenges, so they can make the right decisions at the right time, in the right way and for the right reasons. These programs are also offered online and in person.

Executive Ethics

This program is a masterclass in practical ethical leadership – covering a whole gamut of approaches to nurturing better ethical behaviour in organisations.

Featuring in-depth discussions on key philosophical frameworks and practical skill development around ethical workplace leadership, it’s designed to help you put your organisation on the right ethical track.

Pragmatic, rigorous and outcome-focused, it gives participants the tools to prepare for unforeseen ethical challenges, have challenging conversations around ethical issues, avoid workplace ‘ethical fade’, and to recognise and rework the organisational structures that can create ethical tensions.

Created for senior leaders, this program is delivered online and face-to-face.

In Person 

  • Two days
  • Evening welcome event to help participants get acquainted
  • Prestigious guest speaker discussing the practicalities of ethical corporate leadership.

Online

  • 8 x 90 minute online sessions over four days, with an additional 90 minute online follow up session to consolidate and reflect on the learnings post-completion of the program.

These are immersive live conversations with two expert moderators, held under the Chatham House Rule, and a cohort of no more than 20 other experienced leaders. Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute blocks in the morning and afternoon, to give you time during the day to deal with other priorities and counter ‘Zoom-fatigue’.

This online iteration of the two-day face-to-face program retains the essence of the Cranlana approach - shared inquiry and moderated discussion – and delivers the same outcomes.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Discover practical tools for ethical leadership
  • Sharpen your understanding of how organisational structures influence ethics in practice
  • Strengthen your capacity to make ethical judgement in unforeseen and challenging situations
  • Expand your knowledge of philosophical frameworks
  • Investigate aspects of moral psychology, including cognitive bias, ethical fading, moral disengagement and groupthink
  • Build your capacity for applying moral courage

Dates & Information

Executive Ethics Program

Suitable for:

Senior leaders across the private,
government and not-for-profit sectors.

Dates:

18 – 23 Feb 2021, Online 18-19 & 22-23 February

06 – 11 May 2021, Online. 6-7 & 10-11 May

28 – 29 Jul 2021, Melbourne

06 – 07 Oct 2021, Sydney

Fee:

$2,500 (including GST) face-toface

$2,300 (including GST) online

Enquire for not-for-profit rates

“Cranlana gave me the opportunity for deep reflection on m prejudices and assumptions, thought patterns and actions. It was one of the most rewarding and intellectually stimulating things I have ever done.”


Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor and President, Charles Sturt University

“Cranlana enables ideas to be examined properly. You test and clarify your opinions and beliefs, leaving you confident and either able to defend them with certainty or with a new respect for alternatives you had not previously explored.”


Executive Colloquium Alumnus

“Cranlana was the most inspiring and stimulating time of my life. It left me with a renewed interest in the importance of the discussion of ethics in our society and how that relates to our individual lives.”


Caecilia Potter, Designer Director, Atticus & Milo

“I’ve participated in a number of excellent leadership programs. Only Cranlana got to the core of our humanity, our leadership purpose. It changed my perspective, what I tolerate and how I act.”


Australian Public Sector Colloquium Alumna

“I think about the conversations I had at Cranlana every day.”


Julian Burnside AO, QC

“Cranlana offers an important reminder of the power of diversity of opinion in an environment of trust. The situation fostered at Cranlana is difficult to find in the modern workplace and as leaders, we are the poorer for it. The Executive Colloquium was the most productive, most insightful and most beneficial six days I've had in my 35 year military career.”


CN Saint, CSC, Lieutenant Colonel, Chief of Staff/Deputy Commandant, HQ Army Aviation Training Centre

“This has been the best investment of my time and money in a long time. I am in a bubble in my workplace.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“Because of my participation Cranlana’s Executive Colloquium, I have a much greater appreciation of the broader issues influencing decision-making and will be able to make better judgements.”


Major General Rick Burr DSC AM MVO, Deputy Chief of Army Australian Army

“Before I attended Cranlana I didn’t have the language to express what I was trying to do with my life. There’s a real change in the way you think about things if you can enunciate them clearly.”


Alison Morley, former Head of Business Development, Western Power

“If only every leader in Australia could do the Colloquium – an antidote that would strengthen our collective leadership.”


Suzette Corr, Group Executive People and Culture, Transurban

“I will ask WHY?  I will say NO.  When we reach the finish line – move it forward.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“We all have a sense of what is just and right. It is even more the case when it comes to ageing, where our assumptions lead to actions have such impact on older Australians. Cranlana offers the time to stop, think, listen and speak.”


Nick Ryan, Former Chief Executive Office, Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

“I felt I couldn’t make a difference at work and I felt despair.  I can’t walk away from my work now. I need to stay and tell stories. There is power in the narrative.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“The program was really about directing attention to the right places. For me it was about the impact we all have on other people. The Colloquium taught me to reflect on and understand the role I play in government where I have a large people function supporting 5,500 across multiple disciplines. It was one of those “I get it” moments; it helped me get my place in the world. Everyone who leads people should do it.  It was an incredible experience.”


Darren Bickham, Former Acting Executive Director People and Culture, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

“I have some deep thinking to do.  I haven’t checked myself enough.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“It was without a doubt an enriching experience, challenging in a positive way, and gave a privileged space to give deep thinking to issues of ethical leadership which I would not have had without this opportunity presenting itself. I certainly went away with new perspectives, and new challenges to tackle!”


Executive Colloquium Alumnus

“In my professional practice I like to do one thing each year that is a reward for me.  Cranlana for me is a place where I go so deep inside my head.  As a result, things happen at what I’ve come to call “Philosophy Speed’ – which is not rushed, it is fuelled by reflection and a search for answers. For me, it adds a vital dimension to a lived life.”


Andy Farrant, Principal, One Degree Advisory

“It has been a revelation.  I see things differently now – through different eyes.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“We are all confronting different types of ethical leadership issues, no matter what industry or role we work in. The program challenged my thinking around ethical leadership and produced great frameworks to enable me to approach decision-making on complex issues, keeping in mind both the organisation’s and my own values. I would highly recommend this program to all leaders.”


Robyn Batson, Group People and Development Manager, Sussan Group

“I’ve participated in a number of excellent leadership programs. Only Cranlana got to the core of our humanity, our leadership purpose. It changed my perspective, what I tolerate and how I act.”


Australian Public Sector Colloquium Alumna

“In the mining industry, many factors can compete with each other – safety, the environment, traditional owners, shareholders and government. This Fellowship gave me the skills to navigate the increasingly complex decision-making framework while ensuring that I do not compromise my values or those of my company"


Rob Atkinson, former Chief Operation Officer, Copper Group, Rio Tinto Ltd

“It has allowed important reflection time from the chaos. It has confirmed that ethical choices are challenging, exhausting but they offer mental freedom.  This program is a check and balance.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“The Ethical Leadership Program was an incredibly valuable learning experience. I learnt many practical strategies and tips which I have been able to apply directly to my work. I left the course feeling very inspired and enriched after two days of great debate and informed discussion. I would highly recommend this course.”


Sophie Ryan, Chief Executive Office, Sony Foundation

“Learning from a broad range of people with fascinating backgrounds and who were passionate about their work and life added the extra dimension. The sharing of ideas that resulted was magnificent. it has both shaped, reinforced and extended my thinking and has influenced the way I approach my personal and professional life.”


Australian Public Sector Colloquium Alumnus

“The important thing for me was the shared perspective of the other people in the group and carefully considering and reflecting on the approaches to our work.  I was constantly learning through the discussions with, and the experiences of, the others. The other really valuable thing I gained was that I formed some new connections.”


Miranda Bruyniks, former Deputy Commissioner, Disability Services Commissioner

“I value this group of people. How will I consolidate all these learnings?  These ideas speak to all people not just those working in education or justice.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“A stimulating week and diverse range of views in this room. It is a privilege. The moderators create a safe space and everyone was supportive in the room. What will I do from here?  What will I commit to?”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“This week has been re-affirming. It has echoed my beliefs. I have some tools now. It has been powerful. I want to have more courage to speak out about bad behaviours.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“It has broadened my awareness. Where to from here?  I have a new profoundness.  I am a father of 2 boys. I need to be responsible. I need to take care of the little things I say and do.”


Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

“Learning from a broad range of people with fascinating backgrounds and who were passionate about their work and life added the extra dimension. The sharing of ideas that resulted was magnificent. it has both shaped, reinforced and extended my thinking and has influenced the way I approach my personal and professional life.”


Australian Public Sector Colloquium Alumna

Custom Programs

Cranlana Centre works with a wide range of government, commercial, professional peak bodies and not-for-profit partners to create in-depth programs that dive into the specifics vital to their sector’s future.

These custom programs are generally team-focused, helping to get an organisation’s work force collaborating on ethical scenarios they might encounter – so that they’re ready when the real challenges arise.

Our custom programs provide a targeted Cranlana experience for existing teams and vary in structure and focus depending on your specific needs.

All custom programs are grounded in Cranlana’s interactive learning approach, and can be delivered online and in person in a variety of formats. Options include:

  • Providing the ethics component within a multi-day professional development workshop
  • Constructing a customised two-day program tackling the ethical issues specific to your organisation
  • Providing expert speakers to draw out and challenge ethical assumptions
  • Providing moderators and guests for panel discussions
  • 90-minute interactive workshops for conferences or retreats

In person custom programs can be delivered at Cranlana or a venue of your choice.

To promote maximum interactivity and participation in online programs we recommend 90 minute sessions with no more than 20 participants per session. The number of sessions can be tailored according to your needs.

Commissioning a Program

For more information, or to commission a custom program, contact us at bd@cranlana.org.au or on 03 9827 2660.

Program Outcomes

  • Discover practical tools for to tackling ethical issues in your workplace
  • Strengthen your capacity to make ethical judgements in unforeseen and challenging situations
  • Create shared understandings of ethical choices across a leadership team
  • Hone ethical reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Examine approaches to sector-specific ethical issues
  • Reconnect to your professional purpose and personal values-based goals

Graduate Programs

Cranlana has delivered customised ethics programs for Graduates for more than a decade. Our partners include state and federal government departments and agencies, such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, ASIC, APRA and Treasury.

Why focus on Graduates? In the course of their careers, your graduates will inevitably face challenging situations that are characterised by complexity and ambiguity. They will be required to balance different interests and weigh up reasonable but rival views about the right course of action. Ensure your graduates begin their leadership journey well-equipped to meet such leadership challenges, so they can make the right decisions at the right time, in the right way and for the right reasons.

 

We equip young future leaders to become ethical leaders by:

  • introducing key ethical frameworks and moral principles,
  • reviewing their core values and accountabilities,
  • strengthening critical thinking skills
  • identifying conflicts of interest and how to resolve them
  • applying the learning to practical contemporary scenarios

 

How can we work with you?

We can work with you in person or online.

We can design a stand-alone program to suit the specific needs of your department, or we can develop an ethical leadership component that dovetails into your existing graduate development program.

Group size:

To maximise engagement and interaction we recommend a maximum group size of 20 participants.  Larger cohorts can be split into separate groups.

Online sessions are capped at 2 hours per session, ideally spaced out over a number of days to avoid screen fatigue.

Face-to-face sessions are immersive and intensive. To reap the greatest benefits from working with Cranlana we encourage participants to  to disengage from other work distractions as much as possible.

Potential program themes for your Graduates:

  • Introduction to ethical frameworks
  • Ethical behaviour as a skill to be practiced
  • Navigating conflicting accountabilities
  • Identifying and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Doing your job versus doing what is right
  • Overcoming our human flaws.
  • Leadership and human flourishing

 

The Cranlana method: Cranlana uses philosophical texts as a springboard for discussion. Our approach is one of shared-inquiry and peer-learning guided by expert facilitators, with an emphasis on engagement and group interaction, rather than direct instruction. Insights gained through this process are more lasting than and have greater long-term impact. Cranlana’s method also deepens bonds and builds trust between participants.

 

Would you like to know more?

 Contact Caroline Gibson, Director Clients Relations caroline@cranlana.org.au or complete the enquiry form below.

Enquire

If you would like to obtain further information about the activities of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please contact us on (03) 9827 2660 or send us an enquiry