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Directors of Self-help Organizations’ Network II (Sep 2017 - Mar 2018)

Similar to the first network already formed entailing regular meetings between members, the new network will provide participants with networking and mutual learning opportunities, with an aim to foster a new support network among them. More details are as follows:

1. solution-focused sharing and networking on governance issues
2. co-creation of governance practices of local self-help organizations
Facilitator:  Dr. Chan Yu, Associate Director, HKU-HKJC ExCEL3 Project
Board or committee members of self-help organizations which are agency members of HKCSS / The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, or receiving funding from Social Welfare Department 
Quota: 30
HK$500 per person, including a deposit of HK$400*
*On the condition of attendance at 5 or more sessions, deposit will be refunded and participants will receive a certificate of attendance
Date / Time: 10:00am-12:30pm of six selected Wednesdays spanning the year of 2017/18
District: Diamond Hill
Language: Cantonese

Session dates with topics (6 in total):

20/09/2017 Roles, liabilities and ethics of the Board members
22/11/2017   Board composition and succession, Division of work (between staff and Board members and among Board members)
20/12/2017 Effective meeting, boardroom conducts and conflict management
17/01/2018 The Board’s role in fundraising & financial sustainability
28/02/2018 Branding & strategic planning
21/03/2018 Risk oversight

Application is now closed.

Click the below videos to watch the sharing on the first "Directors of Self-help Organizations' Network" by Dr Chan and participants.


Dr Chan Yu, seasoned social worker and Associate Director, ExCEL3, University of Hong Kong talks about characteristics of self-help organizations and the objectives of the "Directors of Self-help Organizations' Network"


Mrs Gillian Lo, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped shares challenges faced by self-help organizations


Mr Douglas Ho, Member, Board of Directors, Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth explains why he has chosen to join "Directors of Self-help Organizations' Network"