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

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

20 Peers

35-40 Hours Pre-Reading

Small Group Conversation

Online

6 days

2 Moderators

1 Speaker

20 Peers

35-40 Hours Pre-Reading

Small Group Conversation

What you learn

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

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.

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How it works

Course Structure

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 selected guest speakers introducing 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.

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

  • 26 February – 3 March 2023, Melbourne
  • 16 – 21 July 2023, Melbourne
  • 27 August – 1 September 2023, Melbourne
  • 12 – 17 November 2023, Sydney

Fee

  • $8,300 (inc GST)
  • Enquire for not-for-profit rates

Government levels

  • FEDERAL: Deputy Secretary, Secretary, SES 3
  • VIC: E01, Executive, Deputy Secretary
  • NSW: E03, Executive, Deputy Secretary
  • ACT: Deputy Secretary
  • SA: CEO, SEC, Deputy Secretary
  • TAS: SEC, Deputy Secretary

Public Sector Leaders Colloquium – Executive

Suitable for

Government executives.

Dates

  • 26 – 31 March 2023, Canberra
  • 10 – 15 September 2023, Canberra

Fee

  • $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

  • 8 – 12 May 2023, Melbourne
  • 7 – 11 August 2023, Melbourne
  • 11 – 13 & 16 – 18 October 2023, Online

Fee

  • $8,050 (inc GST) in person
  • $7,650 (inc GST) online

Government levels

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

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

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

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

Cranlana Program Executive Colloquium alumni

The Cranlana Method

If you have questions, or if you would like more information about our dialogue-based, immersive programs, please connect with us today.