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MGSL 3001 Service Leadership Practicum

MGSL3001 Service Leadership Practicum (supported by Fung Foundation)

Learning Impacts and Showcases

1. Background

Seeking to uphold Lingnan University’s motto of “Education for Service”, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) and the Department of Management established the Service Leadership Summer Practicum in 2013, in order to nurture undergraduate students to become leaders with strong service orientation.


Service Leadership is vital nowadays in our community, where a great majority of economic activities take place in the service sector. Effective service provision depends on the personal character, skills, and caring disposition of the people involved in planning and delivering the services, including their willingness and ability to take the initiative and solve problems as they arise.


We are committed to working together with partner organizations to provide students with fruitful working opportunities that enable them to practice and develop essential service leadership qualities and abilities in diagnosing and meeting the needs of service recipients in the community.


We would like to give a special thanks to Fung Foundation for their generosity in subsidizing students' stipends for the course MGSL3001.


2. Programme Objectives

  • To prepare students to become future community leaders by nurturing their service leadership skills, commitment to personal and social responsibility, and insight into real-world challenges.
  • To provide a practical platform for students to demonstrate their potential for career advancement in a service-oriented economy.
  • To provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring for students, along with opportunities to diagnose and meet service needs through first-hand practical experiences.
  • To enable synergy between academic and local knowledge.
  • To foster service innovation for the benefit of the community.


3. Target Students

  • All undergraduate students, and priority will be given to those who have participated in the credit-bearing Service-Learning Project(s) organized by the Office of Service-Learning (OSL).
  • Committed and passionate about serving in governmental/ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises.


4. Class Arrangement (Tentative)

Week of Study



Class Activity

29 May - 4 June 2023

29 May (Mon)


Class 1 (SEK106)

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)


30 May (Tue)


Class 2 (SEK106)

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)

3 Jul – 9 Jul 2023

3 Jul (Mon)


Class 3/AM (SEK106)

Interim presentation

Class 3/PM

Classes & training

24 Jul – 30 Jul 2023

24 Jul (Mon)


Class 4/AM (SEK106)

Final presentation

Class 4/PM

Classes & training

*After class may arrange online focus group interviews


5. Practicum Arrangements


8 consecutive weeks (1 Jun -21 Jul 2023) Tentative

Work Hours

Normal working hours (Mon-Fri 0900-1730*)

*The working hours will be changed based on the partner organizations' decisions 


HK$7,000 (Pending: The total amount of the allowance will be changed because the project extension application is under review now)

Partner Organizations

More opportunities will be announced after the confirmation with new partner organizations.


6. Benefits

1. Obtain real leadership experience and inspiration for career development

2. A deeper understanding of the community and related social issues and commitment to lifelong community engagement

3. Apply and practice service leadership qualities and employability skills

4. Increased self-confidence through the identification of personal strengths, and awareness of directions for further self-improvement

5. Receive a stipend of HKD$7,000 and 3 credits through a free elective course (MGSL3001)


7. Application

Deadline: 4 April 2023 (Deadline Extension to 17 April 2023) 

(1) Please submit the Application Form through an online form on or before 17 April 2023

(2) Please send your CV to with the subject heading “Service Leadership Practicum 2023 Application” for an interview arrangement on or before 17 April 2023. We accept only soft copies of all application materials. 

(3) Interview sessions with the agency partners will be scheduled from 19 April to 25 April 2023. If more interview sessions will be available for selection, we will send out an invitation email to participants in advance. 


8. Enquiry

Mr. Chad Chan (26168074/