Induction Workshops for NGO Directors 2020

NGO directors are shouldering increasing responsibilities owing to the more complex social service needs and monitoring by different stakeholders. Board members from diverse professional areas and backgrounds should primarily get themselves familiar with the structure and operation after joining an organization so as to make optimal decisions for the benefit of the agency they serve. Co-organized with Governance and Management Excellence for Public Benefit (GAME) again, the workshops comprising two sessions aims to equip new directors and committee members with better understanding of the sector and their roles and responsibilities as NGO governors. Details as below:

Date: 18 January 2020 (Saturday) and 8 February 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 9:30am – 12:45pm

Session 1

a) Understanding the NGO Sector and its Governance
Mr K M Chan**, Steering Committee Member, HKCSS Institute

Sharing Guest:
Ms Helena To, President, HKYWCA

b) Board’s Role in Corporate Strategic Planning
Dr Lo Chi-kin**, Former Chair, Oxfam Hong Kong

Sharing Guest:
Ms Bonnie So, Secretary General, Hong Kong Red Cross

Session 2
a) Board-Management Partnership

Ms Christine Fang**, Chairman, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

Sharing Guests:
Dr Joseph Kwok, Former Chairman, Fu Hong Society
Ms Becky Luk, Former CEO, Fu Hong Society

b) Board’s Oversight in Agency Accountability & Transparency
Mr Benjamin Tang*, Former Director of Audit
Ms Yvonne Yeung, Chief Executive, HKYWCA

c) Sharing & Discussion: Priority Setting in Enhancing Governance Practices
Mr Edwin Lee, Director, GAME; Board Member, Simon K Y Lee Foundation

**Founding Director & Consultant, GAME
*Consultant of GAME

Venue: Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

Target participants: Board and committee members with service not more than 5 years; priority will be given to those enrolling for two sessions

Language: Cantonese (materials in English)

Fee: HKD100 (for either session); HK150 (for both sessions)

Quota: 30 persons for each session

Interested parties please register online on or before 2 January 2020 (Thursday). Successful registrants will be notified by email with payment details by 8 January 2020 (Wednesday). Please note that quota is not transferrable and fee paid is not refundable.

For enquiries, please contact the project team at 2922 9255.