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MGSL 3001 Service Leadership Practicum

MGSL3001 Service Leadership Practicum

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.

 

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 Service-Learning Project(s) organized by the Office of Service-Learning (OSL).
  • Committed and passionate in serving in governmental/ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises.

 

4. Online Class Arrangement

Week of Study

Date

Time

Class Activity

25-29 May 2020

28 May (Thu)

0900-1800

Class 1

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)

 

29 May (Fri)

0900-1800

Class 2

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)

29 Jun – 4 Jul 2020

4 Jul (Sat)

0900-1800

Class 3/AM

Interim presentation

Class 3/PM

Classes & training

27 Jul – 31 Jul

31 Jul (Fri)

0900-1800

Class 4/AM

Final presentation

Class 4/PM

Classes & training

*After class may arrange online focus group interviews

 

5. Online Practicum Arrangements

Duration

8 consecutive weeks (1 Jun 2020 -24 Jul 2020)

Work Hours

Online (will be assigned by the partner organizations)

Allowance

HK$7,000 (sponsored by Victor and William Fung Foundation Limited)

Partner Organizations

Governmental Organization:

Social Enterprise:

Non-governmental Organization

 

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 May (Mon)

We accept only soft copies of all application materials. Please submit completed (1) Application Form and (2) CV to osl@ln.edu.hk with the subject heading “Service Leadership Practicum 2020 Application”.

Interview session will be scheduled on 21, 22 or 25 May

 

8. Enquiry

Mr. Chad Chan (26168074/ chadchan@ln.edu.hk)