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The Colloquium

An intensive six-day course for senior-level leaders to fundamentally transform their leadership.

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This intensive, six-day ethics program is tailored for senior-level leaders looking to hone their critical thinking skills and deeply interrogate their own ethical framework, building a solid moral scaffolding to guide their future leadership.

In Person

6 days

2 Moderators

1 Speaker

1 Dinner

20 Peers

35-40 Hours

Pre-Reading

Small Group

Conversations

Online

6 Days

2 Moderators

1 Speaker

20 Peers

35-40 Hours

Pre-Reading

Small Group

Conversation

Overview

This intensive ethics program is tailored for senior-level leaders looking to hone their critical thinking skills and deeply interrogate their own ethical framework, building a solid moral scaffolding to guide their future leadership.

Drawing on more than 2000 years of philosophy, spanning both ancient and contemporary critical thinkers, participants take part in rigorous discussions that examine the very essence of what it means to act ethically in their lives and work. By investigating the morality of the crucial judgements they face, they’ll equip themselves for better, more considered ethical decision-making – and will likely leave with their approach to leadership fundamentally transformed.

Colloquium courses are delivered across the year in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Scholarship places are available specifically for leaders from the not-for-profit, arts and culture, start-up and community sectors.

There are three versions of this flagship program designed specifically for the Australian Public Service at all levels – state, federal and local. They are offered online and in person to allow emerging and senior government professionals from around the country to come together to explore ethical leadership practices within the public sector ecosystem.

Participants join our extensive network of Cranlana Alumni, gaining access to a range of exclusive events where they can deepen their connection with some of Australia’s most extraordinary leaders.

For more information contact Cranlana Centre at admin@cranlana.org.au or on 03 9902 4220.

Course Structure

In Person

Each six-day in-person Colloquium is capped at just 20 participants, allowing participants to rigorously explore issues in a close-knit environment.

Participants are given a reading pack ahead of the course, spanning over two millennia of philosophy from ancient to contemporary thinkers – material that is used to fuel discussion and debate during the program.

Aside from a dinner to welcome participants, and selected guest speakers to introduce topics and discussion points, the main program consists of discussion sessions, where an open dialogue is encouraged, curated by two expert moderators who guide and challenge the participants.


Online

The online Public Sector Leaders Colloquium is 24 x 60 minute online sessions over 6 days. Sessions are immersive, live conversations with two expert moderators, capped at 20 participants.

To help participants discuss matters more freely, the Chatham House Rule is adopted for both iterations of the Colloquium – a mutual agreement that everyone is free to express themselves within the course, without later having those opinions attributed to them or their organisations.

Program Outcomes

  • Hone ethical reasoning and critical leadership skills
  • Strengthen moral scaffolding to help in making ethical judgements
  • Create clarity around decision making
  • Generate organisational and personal ethically sound action
  • Access Cranlana Alumni events, and a wide network of ethically driven leaders

Executive Colloquium

Suitable for

CEOs, chairs and senior executives of private and not-for-profit organisations. Leadership roles in any sector that have an impact on broader society.

Dates

27 February – 04 March 2022, Melbourne

17 – 22 July 2022, Melbourne

13 – 18 November 2022, Sydney

26 February – 3 March 2023, Melbourne

16 – 21 July 2023, Melbourne

Fee

2022: $8,000 (inc GST)

2023: $8,300 (inc GST)

Enquire for not-for-profit rates

Government levels:

FEDERAL: Deputy Secretary, Secretary, SES
VIC: E01 & Deputy Secretary
NSW: E03, Executive and Deputy Secretary
ACT: Deputy Secretary
SA: CEO, SEC, Deputy Secretary
TAS: SEC, Deputy Secretary

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium - Executive

Suitable for

Government executives

Dates

27 March – 01 April 2022, Canberra

11 – 16 September 2022, Canberra

26 – 31 March 2023, Canberra

Fee

2022: $7,800 (inc GST)

2023: $8,300 (inc GST)

Government levels:

FEDERAL: SES1 & SES2
VIC: EO 2/3
NSW: EO 1/2
ACT: SO Grade A/B
SA: SAES 1/2
QLD: SES 2/3
and the corresponding LGA levels

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium - Senior and Emerging

Suitable for

Mid-career public sector managers and high-performing, early career public sector employees

Dates

09 – 13 May 2022, Melbourne

08 – 12 August 2022, Melbourne

10 – 14 October 2022, Melbourne

8 – 12 May 2023, Melbourne

Fee

2022: $7,800 (inc GST) in person; $7,400 (inc GST) online

2023: $8,050 (inc GST) in person

Government levels:

FEDERAL: EL1 - EL2 & APS6
VIC: Level 4/5 and 6/7
NSW: Level 8/9 and 10/11
And corresponding LGA levels

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If you have questions, or if you would like more information about the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please contact us on (03) 9902 4220 or send us an enquiry.