Vincent Fairfax Fellowship

A year-long fellowship for senior executives looking to put ethical change into action within their organisations.

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Each year this Fellowship gives a select group of senior executives the opportunity to discuss, examine, critique and reflect on the ethical challenges they encounter in their work – and offers expert assistance with putting practical ethical theory of change into action within their organisations.

In Person

10 Days

4 Facilitators

Speaker Events

Fellows Dinners

20-30 Peers

3 Books



& Coaching


Across a 12 month program of residential modules and individual coaching, participants explore and untangle the moral challenges that arise in their high-level leadership positions. Assisted by expert senior consultants, each participant chooses and develops a change project to be implemented within their own organisation, as a concrete way to drive ethical improvement.

The close-knit, collegial and confidential environment effectively cultivates an ethical brains trust – a group that can be drawn on to boost personal clarity and understanding around ethics-driven decision-making.

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.

The fellowship is delivered across the year in Melbourne and Sydney, and there are scholarship places available specifically for leaders from the not-for-profit, arts and culture, start-up and community sectors.

For more information contact Cranlana Centre at or on 03 9902 4220.

Course Structure

The Fellowship is spread across a full year, running from January–December 2022. There are a range of different commitments throughout the year, including compulsory face-to-face modules.

In addition to a commencement dinner and induction, a trio of three-day residential training modules deepens participants’ ethical reasoning and leadership skills across different aspects of work and society. These modules are supported by a series of talks given by prominent business and community leaders, with past speakers including Elizabeth Broderick, Gail Kelly, Michael Chaney AO and Peter Greste.

As a central aspect of the program, each participant also develops an ethically focused project to embed in their own organisation, assisted by experienced change consultants.

The entire fellowship is supplemented by a robust selection of in-depth philosophical readings for participants to engage with in their own time, along with regular sessions with an expert coach to assist in developing and applying ethical leadership skills.

Program Outcomes

  • Strengthen your decision-making framework
  • Embed a change project in your organisation
  • Hone ethical reasoning and critical leadership skills
  • Develop a tool kit to draw upon to address ethical issues in the workplace
  • Develop a support network of trusted senior leaders
  • Access to Cranlana Alumni events, and a wider network of Alumni

Dates & Information

Suitable for
Senior leaders from the business, not-for-profit and government sectors, human resources and workplace culture specialists.

Dates for the 2022 face-to-face Fellowship modules
Induction and Module 1: 22–25 February 2022, Melbourne
Module 2: 21–23 June 2022, Sydney
Module 3: 18–20 October 2022, Canberra
Graduation: 7–8 December 2022, Sydney

Contact us for pricing details
Catering and accommodation during modules included. Travel expenses are not included.

Future program intake
If you are interested in joining future programs, please contact us.


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.