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As part of HKCSS Convention 2017 that commemorates the 70th anniversary of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the NGO Governance Symposium themed Stewardship for Better Future was held on 1 November 2017. At the Symposium, local and overseas social service practitioners and academics shared their experience and discussed on a wide range of governance topics.

Sponsoring organisations of the Symposium: Companies Registry, The Lotteries Fund, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited

Below are event snapshots with proceedings. More event photos are available here.

group photo of plenary session

Plenary Session and Keynote Speech
photo of Mr Chua Hoi Wai, Ms Carrie Lam and Bernard Chan
 
Video sharing 

Witnessing the changes in social welfare by agency founders through generations

 

 

Governance Symposium I 

Topic A: Governing in Partnership for Mission Accomplishment and Social Impact

From left:  -Mr Lester Huang, President, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups -Prof Fanny Cheung, Chairperson, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong -Prof Robert Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

From left: 
- Mr Lester Huang, President, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (moderator)
- Prof Fanny Cheung, Chairperson, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (presenter)
- Prof Robert Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (presenter)

Topic: Transition from traditional volunteerism to modern board governance

Presenter: Prof Fanny Cheung,Chairperson, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Prof Fanny Cheung, Chairperson, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

   

Topic: Strategic decision making in the board room: roles and responsibilities

Presenter: Prof Robert Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Prof Robert Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 

 

 

Topic B: International Perspectives of Effective Governance – Sharing by INGOs Operating in Hong Kong

From left:  -  Ms Bonnie So, Secretary General, Hong Kong Red Cross -	Dr Darwin Chen, Honorary Chairman, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong -	Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding (Chairman), The Salvation Army Hong Kong & Macau Command

From left: 
- Ms Bonnie So, Secretary General, Hong Kong Red Cross (moderator)
- Dr Darwin Chen, Honorary Chairman, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong (presenter)
- Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding (Chairman), The Salvation Army Hong Kong & Macau Command (presenter)

Topic: International accountability and best practice - A Salvation Army perspective

Presenter: Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding (Chairman), The Salvation Army Hong Kong & Macau Command 

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Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding (Chairman), The Salvation Army Hong Kong & Macau Command

Topic: Bringing international experience in NGO governance to Hong Kong

Presenter: Dr Darwin Chen, Honorary Chairman, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

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Dr Darwin Chen, Honorary Chairman, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

 

 

 

Governance Symposium II

Topic: Sector Initiatives to Strengthen Governance Capacity – the UK Experience

From left:  -	Dr Allen Fung, President, Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children -	Ms Christine Fang, Founding Director & Consultant, GAME (Governance and Management for Excellence) for Public Benefit -	Ms Lizzie Adams, Services & Programmes Manager, Small Charities Coalition (UK) -	Mr Dan Francis, Senior Governance Consultant, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK)


From left: 
- Dr Allen Fung, President, Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (moderator)
- Ms Christine Fang, Founding Director & Consultant, GAME (Governance and Management for Excellence) for Public Benefit (respondent)
- Ms Lizzie Adams, Services & Programmes Manager, Small Charities Coalition (UK) (presenter)
- Mr Dan Francis, Senior Governance Consultant, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK) (presenter)

Presenter: Mr Dan Francis, Senior Governance Consultant, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK)

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Mr Dan Francis, Senior Governance Consultant, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK)

Presenter: Ms Lizzie Adams, Services & Programmes Manager, Small Charities Coalition (UK)

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Ms Lizzie Adams, Services & Programmes Manager, Small Charities Coalition (UK)

 

Respondent:
Ms Christine Fang, Founding Director & Consultant, GAME (Governance and Management for Excellence) for Public Benefit

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Respondent: Ms Christine Fang, Founding Director & Consultant, GAME (Governance and Management for Excellence) for Public Benefit