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Thematic Seminars and Workshop for School Managers

Thematic Seminars and Workshop for School Managers (2020/21)
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 one workshop for school managers in the 2020/21 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 workshop* are as follows:

ThemeDate & TimeVenueSpeakers/ Sharing Guests
Seminar on
Risk Management in Human Resources
15 January 2021
(Friday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Application Deadline:
8 January 2021
As the COVID-19 epidemic is serious, the seminar will be delivered online. (1) Mr Chan Ting-kwong, Solicitor
School Manager of Ying Wa College and Ying Wa Primary School

(2) Ms LEE Man-yee, Anita, Solicitor
Independent Manager of Po Kok Primary School

(3) 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
Seminar on Mediation –
Settling Disputes with School Staff
27 January 2021
(Wednesday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m

Application Deadline:
20 January 2021
As the COVID-19 epidemic is serious, the seminar will be delivered online. (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 and St. Clare’s Girls’ School
Workshop on Mediation Skills –
Settling Disputes with School Staff
3 March 2021
(Wednesday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Application Deadline:
28 January 2021
Kowloon Tong Government Primary School

(6 Tim Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong)
Mr Albert SO, Solicitor
Chairman of Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre
Workshop on Mediation Skills –
Settling Disputes with School Staff

(Additional Session)
2 June 2021
(Wednesday)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m

Application Deadline:
10 May 2021
To be confirmed

[Remark: If the COVID-19 epidemic worsens, postponement of the workshop will be considered. Enrolled participants will be notified of the details by email separately.]
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 employment, dismissal, occupational safety and health, cyber-safety violations and bullying at work with respect to risk management in human resources, as well as how disputes with school staff may be settled by means of law and mediation. The speakers will illustrate with cases and solutions with personal experience as supervisors/ managers/ principals. In the workshop, 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 school staff.