Scholarship Information

18 October, 2019

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Cranlana’s programs are unashamedly demanding and rigorous; creating an enriching learning environment and a strong bond within every cohort. Over 5,000 senior leaders across all tiers of business, government, not-for-profit and community sectors have engaged with our flagship programs since 1993.

Why a Scholarship Program?

Cranlana Centre is now offering one scholarship place in 2020 in each of our flagship programs – the Executive Colloquium and the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship

We know that executive education and leadership development opportunities are not always within the budgets of small NFPs, start-ups and individuals.

We also know that diversity around the discussion table is the best way to create positive progress and societal change.

Who is it for?

  • Outstanding leaders from the not-for-profit, arts and culture, start-up and community sectors who are demonstrating excellence and courage in ethical leadership.
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience.
  • No formal qualifications are necessary but the extensive reading list requires a strong understanding of English.  Please contact Brittany Pullen if you wish to discuss this further – brittany@cranlana.org.au or 03 9827 2660.

While successful applications will be chosen from a broad range of industry sectors and backgrounds there are two existing scholarship places with a specific focus.

Scholarship to an Executive Colloquium will be awarded to a female or female-identifying leader under the age of 40 from the not-for-profit sector.

The Jim and Di Carlton Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant from a refugee background who has achieved a position of leadership within Australian society or an individual who is demonstrating leadership through their work with refugees.

You do not need to select these scholarships when you apply. The information contained in your application will be discussed by the panel in awarding these specific scholarship places.

What are the flagship programs?

Cranlana Executive Colloquium – a 6 day program built around a model of shared inquiry, where participants actively engage with each other to investigate the foundational ideas underpinning our society. The conversations are moderated by two facilitators, who guide and challenge participants. It all happens under the Chatham House Rule to ensure open and frank exchanges. It is an immersive and intense experience. To prepare for the Colloquium, each participant is sent a pack of readings. These cover two and half millennia of thinking, from ancient philosophers through to contemporary thinkers. This collection doesn’t present a unifying system for how the world should work. In many cases the ideas put forward directly contradict each other. The point is to raise questions for debate during the program. You can view our Alumni lists here (hyperlink webpage) Capped at 20 participants, in 2020 the Executive Colloquium will be run 4 times in Melbourne and once in Sydney.

Listed Registration Fee  $8,950 

Vincent Fairfax Fellowship – a 12 month program which involves ten days spread across three residential modules plus an Induction Day in one year (June-June). During the Fellowship participants develop a project for implementation into their organisation, assisted by experienced senior consultants. Past projects have included improving management of indigenous relationships, removing moral hazard from pay systems, creating effective ethical cultures in a senior leadership team and the ethical use of customer databases. A set of preparatory readings is supplied prior to commencement. These are supplemented with regular, short pieces that provide discussions of issues and applications of moral reasoning and ethical leadership. During these participants deepen their ethical reasoning and leadership skills, applying them to challenges at individual, team, organisational and societal levels.

The four residential modules occur in June 2020, October 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 alternating between Sydney and Melbourne.

Over the 12 months participants work with a coach on the development and application of these ethical reasoning and leadership skills. An Oration and Speaker Series, conducted by respected business and community leaders, coincides with the training modules. Participants meet with the speakers for discussions. Past speakers have included Elizabeth Broderick, Gail Kelly, Michael Chaney AO and Peter Greste.

Listed Registration Fee $22,000, plus $2,800 travel component.

Upon completion all participants join our extensive group of Cranlana Alumni and will have access to exclusive events to maintain an ongoing connection with a network of some of Australia’s most extraordinary leaders.

What does the scholarship cover?

Scholarship places in the Executive Colloquium will cover the listed registration fee. Any travel and accommodation costs and arrangement of bookings for interstate scholarship winners will be the responsibility of the individual.

The Vincent Fairfax Fellowship scholarship winner will receive the Fellowship free of charge with the exception of the travel component. The VFF Scholarship winner will need to contribute a cash component of $2,800. Accommodation will be arranged by the CCEL administration team. Flights will need to be paid for and arranged by the individual.

To apply for a Cranlana Centre scholarship please submit the application form by November 22, 2019 via email to admin@cranlana.org.au

Applications will be reviewed by a panel that includes CCEL CEO and two Cranlana Moderators. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-February 2020.