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Thematic Seminars and Workshops for School Managers

Thematic Seminars and Workshops for School Managers (2021/22)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership
Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research
Faculty of Education

Please click here to apply for the Thematic Seminars and/or Workshop.

Since the implementation of the school-based management (SBM) policy, the major stakeholders of schools (including representatives of sponsoring bodies, principals, teachers, parents, alumni and independent members) have been able to participate in school decision-making to promote school development and healthy growth of students. The Chief Executive requested in the 2017 Policy Address the setting up of a “Task Force on SBM Policy” (TF) to conduct a comprehensive review on the current implementation of SBM policy in aided schools. After in-depth analysis of the views collected from the education sector and various stakeholders, the TF recommends strengthening the training of school managers. In this connection, the Education Bureau (EDB) has commissioned The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to organise a total of two thematic seminars and two identical workshops for school managers in the 2021/22 school year, which aims to equip school managers with legal knowledge in relation to school management and mediation skills for resolving disagreement, hence enhancing the effectiveness of school governance and providing quality education for students. Details of the thematic seminars and workshops* are as follows:

ThemeDate & TimeVenueSpeakers/ Sharing Guests
Seminar on Mediation – Settling Disputes with Parents and the Public 8 December 2021
(Wednesday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m

Application Deadline:
30 November 2021
Lecture Theatre 1, G/F,
Yasumoto International Academic Park,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, N.T.
(1) Mr Albert SO, Solicitor
Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre

(2) Ms WONG She-lai, Shirley
Supervisor of St. Antonius Girls’ College, St. Clare’s Girls’ School and Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No. 2
Legal Seminar on Financial Risk Management in Schools 7 January 2022
(Friday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Application Deadline:
24 December 2021
Lecture Theatre 1, G/F,
Yasumoto International Academic Park,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, N.T.
(1) Mr Albert SO, Solicitor
Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre

(2) Mr NG Yau-keung, Benjamin
Retired Principal of The Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School, Sponsoring Body Manager of Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Primary School, Honorary Secretary of Ching Chung Koon Education Development Committee and Independent Manager of Shak Chung Shan Memorial Catholic Primary School
Workshop on Mediation Skills – Settling Disputes with Parents and the Public
(Session I)
6 January 2022
(Thursday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Application Deadline:
24 December 2021
Hall, 2/F,
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School

9 Hing Wah Street West, Sham Shui Po
Mr Albert SO, Solicitor
Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre
Workshop on Mediation Skills – Settling Disputes with Parents and the Public
(Session II)
17 February 2022
(Thursday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Application Deadline:
4 February 2022
Hall, 2/F,
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School

9 Hing Wah Street West, Sham Shui Po
Mr Albert SO, Solicitor
Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre
*Cantonese will be the major medium of instruction, with English as supplement.

The seminars will cover legal interpretations of risk management relating to different financial aspects, e.g. trading operations, handling government subventions, procurement activities, etc., in schools as well as how disputes with parents and the public may be handled by means of law and mediation. The speakers will illustrate with cases and solutions with personal experience as supervisors/ managers/ principals. In the workshops, participants will be divided into groups. With the guidance from mediators and through demonstration and practice, participants may acquire the mediation skills in settling disputes with parents and the public.