The Ethics Centre is a world leader in assessing cultural health and building the leadership capability to make good ethical decisions in complexity

We work with boardsexecutive teams and their organisations to build ethical capital and value; for the organisation and with the communities and stakeholders they serve. 

We design and embed ethics frameworks and thinking into the DNA of an organisation, managing risk, enabling innovation and future-proofing the organisation. 

EVEREST

The Everest program enables organisations to understand their current culture and identify gaps between their ideal, and what’s lived. It highlights misaligned systems, processes and behaviour, and provides a practical path for improvement.

ETHICS FRAMEWORK DESIGN

Many organisations focus on technical expertise, but forget the underlying competencies that can help them thrive – their purpose, values and principles. This process helps organisations develop or revitalise their ethical compass.

POLICY CALIBRATION

Policy Calibration provides an independent analysis of new or existing policies, codes, procedures and decision making frameworks. The process ensures an organisation's systems support, rather than hamper, their strategic goals.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

If you’re holding a webinar, writing an article or looking for an expert to speak at your online conference or business, we have a range of experts on hand who are ready to offer their insights on a huge range of issues across ethics, leadership and decision making.

ETHICS & DECISION MAKING

Ethics & Decision Making is a customised learning experience to refine your decision making capabilities. Get a practical framework for quality decisions, understand what drives your choices and learn to slow down your thinking when facing complex decisions.

POLICY CALIBRATION

Policy Calibration provides an independent analysis of new or existing policies, codes, procedures and decision making frameworks. The process ensures an organisation's systems support, rather than hamper, their strategic goals.

EVEREST

The Everest program enables organisations to understand their current culture and identify gaps between their ideal, and what’s lived. It highlights misaligned systems, processes and behaviour, and provides a practical path for improvement.

ETHICS COUNSEL

Ethics Counsel supports professionals who have transgressed at work. It provides a confidential and independent space for reflection, and aids growth by building skills in ethical awareness and capacity for ethical decision making and leadership.

ASSESS

Everest Cultural Review

PURPOSE, VALUES, PRINCIPLES

An organisation’s culture might not always reflect the commitments laid out in its ethical framework – its purpose, values and principles. We help organisations to understand their current culture and identify gaps between their ideal, and what’s lived. It highlights misaligned systems, processes and behaviour, and provides a roadmap for improvement.

Shadow Values & Principles

HIDDEN CULTURAL REVIEW

Shadow values and principles are an expression of the unstated operating culture of an organisation. Unchecked they become the most powerful influence on productivity and culture. This assessment identifies shadow values and principles within an organisation and makes recommendations to align purpose and strategic ambitions.

ViewFinder

DECISION-MAKING PROFILE

The ViewFinder profile provides insight into an individual’s dominant ethical decision-making style, By building self-awareness, a greater understanding of what drives decisions and the values that underpin them within teams. These insights generate heightened awareness and strategies to ensure all perspectives are considered for better decision making.

DEVELOP

Tiger in the Room

BOARD-LEVEL WORKSHOP

An intimate and transformative conversation facilitated by Dr Simon Longstaff to help Boards uncover their blind spots. Informed by insights from the study of history, philosophy, psychology and military doctrine, it presents a coherent and practical alternative to an over-reliance on regulation and surveillance when managing risk.

Ethical Leader Development

SYSTEM-THINKING CAPABILITY

All organisations today face systemic challenges and ethical dilemmas. This complexity has created the conditions for poor decision making, leading to an erosion of trust in our institutions. Systems thinking and ethical leadership capability enables leaders to make good decisions in complexity, and manage risk, enabling innovation to thrive.  

Ethics Workshops

DECISION MAKING CAPABILITY

In these virtually facilitated workshops, participants learn to apply a practical framework for quality decision making by utilising common organisational dilemmas. We explore what drives choices and how to slow down thinking when facing complex decisions. Extension programs develop team leaders’ ability to support their staff. 

DESIGN

Ethics Framework Design

PURPOSE, VALUES & PRINCIPLES

A strong Ethics Framework weaves together purpose, values and principles to establish a clear point of reference to make decisions. By creating union between the why (purpose), priorities and goals (values) and the guiding balances (principles), we help organisations fortify their capacity for consistent decision making and a framework for a strong ethical culture. 

Ethics Centred Design

PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN

Ethics Centred Design is a bespoke platform to assist organisations in developing products that embed ethical design principles into the full product lifecycleIt explores the challenges of thinking about ethical purpose in technology and introduces high-level principles to prompt design and technical features in the development of ethical products.  

Future State

ETHICS & SOCIAL COMPACT

The future is a question of ethics. Our future state review provides a platform for an organisation to take an elevated view of itselfimagining and implementing its aspirations for the future. It then sets out a strategy and roadmap to realise its purpose and potential by placing ethical commitments at the centre of everything it does.

SUPPORT

Ethi-call

DECISION MAKING SUPPORT

Ethi-call is a free, national helpline offering support to anyone struggling to resolve difficult decisions. It provides expert and impartial guidance to help people make their way through life’s toughest challenges. Sessions are private one-hour calls with an ethics counsellor. The service provides callers with the tools to reach a decision that is right for them. 

Ethics Counsel

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT SERVICE

Our Executive Ethics Counsel is a one-on-one senior leadership session, facilitated by Dr Simon Longstaff. Drawing on Simon’s extensive experience in leadership development, organisational ethics and strategic risk and decision making, it provides leaders facing or recovering from a crisis the opportunity to test and refine their thinking around the issues.  

Thought Leadership

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 

If you’re holding a webinar, writing an article or looking for an expert to speak at your event, we have a range of experts on hand who are ready to offer their insights on a huge range of issues across ethics, leadership and decision making. We work with organisations all over the world to offer comment or lead discussion on the latest news, current affairs and issues facing humanity.

RESEARCH + THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

OUR WORK

Australian Super
Everest Review

The Ethics Centre undertook an independent review of the working culture, ethics, values and decision making frameworks of this leading super provider, identifying a sound foundation and illuminating a roadmap for the future.

Pacific Leadership
Bespoke Training

In an ongoing partnership with the Pacific Leadership & Governance Precinct, The Ethics Centre has delivered bespoke training and workshops on ethical leadership skills to public service leaders across the Papua New Guinean government.

Southern Cross Austereo
Bespoke Training


The Ethics Centre developed a customised training programs on media ethics and decision making at this major broadcaster. The programs have been delivered across the company including the senior leadership team, on-air talent, producers and journalists.

Ethical Professional Program

Over 1000 financial service professionals have been trained in ethical literacy by The Ethics Centre. The EPP is designed to tackle the ethical challenges, decisions and experiences facing professionals in the finance industry.

LET'S TALK

To discuss our services, get more information or confidentially enquire into the solution that’s right for your organisation, contact Tom Hull, Head of Partnerships at Tom.Hull@ethics.org.au.