Act with integrity, without bias and in the public interest. Since 2020, these core principles are at the heart of codes of conduct for every local council across the state. But why these three? What is it about the challenges of local governance that put a premium on probity, impartiality and public trust, and what is the cost to Australian democracy when councillors let themselves, their colleagues and their constituents down?

In February 2023, Cranlana’s new Head of Programs, Dr Leslie Cannold, will join a cohort of inspiring and motivational speakers at the Municipal Authority of Victoria’s Councillor Leadership Conference. The theme of the Conference? The Power of Your Leadership Legacy.

Dr Leslie Cannold, Head of Programs at Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Dr Cannold is perfectly placed to discuss Democracy, Respect & Trust: Ethical Leadership at the Local Level. Leslie will deep dive into how to act with integrity, without bias and in the public interest. Since 2020, these core principles are at the heart of codes of conduct for every local council across the state. But why these three? What is it about the challenges of local governance that put a premium on probity, impartiality and public trust, and what is the cost to Australian democracy when councillors let themselves, their colleagues and their constituents down?

Following on from Dr Cannold’s presentation, Cranlana hopes to build on the conversations and relationships so recently established when we sponsored MAV’s Annual Conference last month at the Arts Centre in Melbourne.

Vanessa Pigrum, CEO at Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, speaks at the MAV Annual Conference 2022. (Photo: Municipal Authority of Victoria, courtesy of Melissa Hobbs photography.)

This conference will see Mayors and Councillors from across Victoria attending and exploring the conference theme of ‘Power of Your Leadership Legacy’. This will include topics about leadership at the local level, demonstrating leadership through the media, ethical leadership, emotional intelligence, building productive relationships, creating a positive and inclusive culture, and the importance of good governance. 

We invite you to join us and register for the MAV 2023 Councillor Leadership Conference here, which will run on Friday 10th February, 2023 at Hyatt Place in Melbourne.

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership’s programs include the 2 day Executive Ethics, 6 day Executive Colloquium and year-long Vincent Fairfax Fellowship. We also deliver online and tailored corporate programs. Find the right program for you here. They are all held under the Chatham House Rule to encourage genuine and open debate, and allow participants to candidly discuss sometimes sensitive issues in private while allowing the topic and nature of the debate to be made public, and contribute to a broader conversation. The alumni program offers ongoing leadership development support and a lifelong connection with Cranlana.

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