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Civic Education and Leadership Development

This domain aims to develop students’ understanding of both historical and social development in Hong Kong, as well as their awareness of global issues. It also helps to develop students’ ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to be the leader in future. Students and office-bearers of student societies could participate in trainings via different modes of learning, including seminars, courses, field trips, community services projects, leadership and executive training, etc.

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Last update: 24 September 2021

Science, Society and Sustainability Series  科學、社會與持續發展系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the importance of fair trade;
2. Increase the consciousness of their consumption pattern; and
3. Maintain a sustainable and fair life in the city.

Description:

Fair Trade Hong Kong (FTHK), founded in 2008, is a non-profit-making organization that promotes Fair Trade. The organization is committed to establishing a Fair Trade economy to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality, contribute to a sustainable future and ensure that producers in the developing world receive fair share of income.

As an individual who is living in a cosmopolitan city, one can always determine which living style that he/she wants. This programme would give an insight to students on how to choose a fairer and more sustainable life by sharing the objective of fair trade. Fair Trade is managed to achieve the objectives as follows:

1. Protect farmers and workers in developing countries by providing a reasonable working environment and reward for a respectable life
2. Establish a fair relationship between producers and businessmen, and minimize the exploitation of producers to improve their living standard and development
3. Embrace justice and fairness in international trade

Meanwhile, there are different parties contributing to a more sustainable city in Hong Kong. In the coming year, a project “ECF A Sustainable and Fair Future through the Gaps” will be launched and students will be invited to be ambassadors to develop and promote sustainable life to the community.

Speaker:
Ms. Maria CHEUNG
(Chief Executive of Fair Trade Hong Kong)
Leadership Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Introduce the history and Christian background of Lingnan University; and
2. Learn from and be inspired by history, inherit the educational, historical and Christian heritage of Lingnan University.

Description:

Lingnan University was established in Guangzhou, moved to Macau, and finally settled in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. Back in 1888, so many exciting stories happened between students, teachers, and staff at the university, all of which are precious. The Christian background of Lingnan University made it outstanding among other universities in history. Speakers are invited to share different parts; both the past and the stories of the university are an attractive hundred-year treasure to be explored, understood and appreciated.

Speakers:
Pastor Martin TANG,
Pastor Sam NG,
Pastor Manny KO
(Chaplain's Office of Lingnan University)
Ms. Jennifer LEE
(Alumna of Lingnan University)
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the concept of sustainability;
2. Gain an overview of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
3. Gain a deeper understanding of SDG 1 No Poverty; and
4. Get inspired by youth’s actions on SDGs.

Description:

UUNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child in everything we do. Together with its partners, it works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) was founded in 1986 and was established as an independent local non-government organization to raise funds through public donations, partnerships with companies, special events, etc. to support UNICEF’s work. UNICEF HK also promotes and advocates for children’s rights via organizing education and youth programmes in Hong Kong.

This seminar will delineate:
• an introduction on SDGs and the concept of sustainability
• case sharing on poverty in a global and local context
• the ways of contributing individual effort towards SDGs.

Speakers:
Representatives of the UNICEF Hong Kong
Leadership Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Understand the impacts of climate changes through experiential activities;
2. Describe the relief work delivered by Red Cross from both local and global perspectives; and
3. Elevate the awareness towards climate change and care for the people who are suffering from global climate change.

Description:

In this 2-hour role-playing and experiential learning activity, participants will be introduced to the climate change issue and be able to experience its threat and impact on the vulnerable livelihoods of climate refugees in particular. Participants would learn more about the international Red Cross movement and actions in response to climate-related disasters in this session.

Speakers:
Representatives of the Red Cross Hong Kong
Leadership Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the challenges sharks are facing in Hong Kong and worldwide;
2. Raise awareness about shark conservation and sustainable living; and
3. Reflect on their purchase and diet habits.

Description:

The Education Director of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, Ms Andrea Richey, will share shark conservation. Students will look into the global shark crisis and how to make a difference by educating people to stop eating shark fin soup and shark products.

Speakers:
Ms. Andrea RICHEY
(Education Director of Hong Kong Shark Foundation)
Prof. Jonathan FONG
(Associate Professor of Science Unit, Lingnan University)
Sustainability

Lingnan C.Connects - Community Services Series  社會服務系列

Care for Community  See the Connections

With the University’s motto "Education for Service", community service is always an integral part of campus life. The University tries every means to provide students with not only opportunities for participation in an active campus life but also experiences to care for the welfare of the community.

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Recognize the background of Principal Chan Free Tutorial World as well as the services that they are offering;
2. Understand the background, details and operation of the Principal Chan Free Tutorial World – LU Volunteer Teachers Scheme; and
3. Elevate the interest and commitment towards volunteerism.

Description:

In today’s education system of Hong Kong, those poor and under-privileged children are easily neglected, deprived and abandoned, and they have no one to turn to. With the support of many generous people in the society who act as volunteer teachers, the Principal Chan Free Tutorial World, an NGO recognized by the HKSAR Government, provides absolutely free and one-to-one tutorials to underprivileged children who have financial difficulties. The organization aims to give a fair chance of learning to those who aspire to learn.

This briefing session of the LU Volunteer Teachers Scheme (scheme) is designed to facilitate interested parties in knowing more about the background of Principal Chan Free Tutorial World and the details of the scheme. This session is especially suitable for students interested in the scheme and who wish to glimpse the details before joining.

Speakers:
Representatives of the Principal Chan Free Tutorial World
Leadership Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Understand the communication skills and techniques in building relationships with service targets;
2. Uplift confidence while participating in volunteer services; and
3. Elevate the interest and commitment towards volunteerism.

Description:

To effectively conduct and deliver volunteer services for the most benefit of the service targets, volunteers’ complete understanding of the respective service targets and the grasp of valuable skills and techniques are vital.

This programme will delineate:
• The techniques in recognising the needs of the service targets.
• The practical communication elements, tactics and building relationships with service targets.

With such coverage, it is hoped that students can be equipped with capabilities and elevated confidence while conducting various types of volunteer services.

Speaker:
Representative of the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers
Leadership Cross-Cultural Appreciation & Integration
Objectives:
At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

1. Understand the communication skills and techniques in building relationships with service targets;
2. Uplift confidence while participating in volunteer services; and
3. Elevate the interest and commitment towards volunteerism.

Description:

In addition to frontline services, the planning, organization, and management also serve vital roles in volunteer services. This programme will delineate the valuable aspects of volunteer service management. It will be especially suitable to students who are interested in volunteerism and/or interest in joining the social welfare sector upon graduation and those who are endeavouring to elevate their leadership and management skills.

The programme comprises 4 lessons of theoretical study, 4-hour practicum, and 1 sharing session, which cover the following aspects:

• Recognize the value of volunteer work and the role of volunteer managers.
• 5-step of Volunteer Service Management (VSM), including “Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing & Controlling in VSM”.
• Risk management related to volunteer services.
• Students can participate and experience through group practices and activities.

Schedule:

Lesson 1 - 4: 5/10, 7/10, 12/10 & 21/10/2021

Practicum: Oct - Nov 2021

Sharing Session: 18/11/2021

Speaker:
Representative of the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers
Fee: $100
Remarks:
1. Participants are encouraged to attend a volunteer service placement during Oct-Nov 2021.
2. A certificate of participation will be issued upon completion of the full programme.
3. Register via: https://www.ln.edu.hk/osa/community-services/c.connects
Leadership Cross-Cultural Appreciation & Integration Sustainability
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Describe the missions of the Agency for Volunteer Services and its Hong Kong Community Volunteers;
2. Learn from the fruitful experiences of experienced volunteers and understand the positive impacts that can impose on oneself; and
3. Elevate the interest and commitment towards volunteerism.

Description:

Agency for Volunteer Service (義務工作發展局) is a non-profit organization founded in 1970. With the vision to build a civil society and caring community, AVS is dedicated to playing a proactive and pivotal role in promoting and developing sustainable volunteerism and developing partnerships with all community sectors to provide value-added and quality volunteer services. AVS mobilizes and organizes volunteer services and offers referral services for those who wish to volunteer, and supports organizations requiring the services of volunteers. Interested individuals and organizations are welcome to register as a member of AVS' Hong Kong Community Volunteers.

In this talk, the following areas will be delineated:
• An introduction on the missions of the Agency for Volunteers Services and Hong Kong Community Volunteers;
• Sharing session to be delivered by experienced volunteers about the fruitful experiences and positive impacts that he/she has acquired through volunteers services;
• The ways of contributing oneself's effort towards volunteerism.

Speaker:
Representative of the Agency for Volunteer Services
Leadership
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Describe the mission of the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps;
2. Understand how the Officer Trainee Training Programme Programme is effective in uplifting ones' leadership capability; and
3. Facilitate the sense of serving the community.

Description:

Through participation in the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps – Officer Trainee Training Programme, students will be able to enrich their knowledge on aviation and grasp the chance to polish their leadership skills and teamwork spirit. The speaker will also share how the Officer Trainee Training Programme can help polish one’s leadership capability.

Speaker:
Representative of the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps
Leadership
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Understand the recent development of information technology on voluntary work;
2. Describe how information technology can add values to voluntary work; and
3. Elevate the interest and commitment towards volunteerism.

Description:

Under the COVID-19 pandemic, many kinds of voluntary work cannot be conducted in traditional means as before. The use of information technology has undoubtedly added value to the development and delivery of voluntary work in these years.

This programme will delineate:
• How the latest development of information technology can modify and uplift the participation and involvement of volunteers in various kinds of voluntary work.
• How the volunteers can help add value to different kinds of voluntary work by incorporating information technology.
• How cross-territory voluntary work can be made possible by making use of information technology.

Speaker:
Representative of the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers
Leadership Technology Literacy
Objectives:
At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

1. Describe different leadership styles;
2. Understand how they can contribute to make a better community;
3. Explore how International Service shapes a leader.

Description:

This programme will give students an opportunity to explore more about different leaders, like social leaders, business world's leaders, governmental leaders. Our speaker will share his/her own leadership experience with students to give them an inspiring ideas and thought on how International Service shapes a leader.

Speaker:
Mr. Regan HO
(Executive Deputy Supervisor,
Wofoo Leaders' Network Steering Committee 2020-22)
Leadership Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration

Equal Opportunities Series  平等機會系列

Started in 2014, the Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee (LUEOC) has been tasked to ensure and uphold equal opportunities at the University. It has also been organizing activities and awareness campaigns to forge the awareness of equal opportunities. As a liberal arts tertiary institution, we pledge to foster not just the observation of equal opportunities in teaching and learning matters, admissions and student life as a whole, but aim to promote the appreciation and respect for diversity as the core value behind equal opportunities. That is why in these few years we have been inviting members of public with different abilities, race, gender, and orientation to not only exhibit their talents, but also to meet students face to face to share their experience.

Objectives:
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

1. Acquire skills to handle people with different needs (physical and emotional); and
2. Cultivate awareness and a positive mindset towards inclusiveness and diversity.

Description:

Themed “Recognize Our Uniqueness” this year, the Equal Opportunities Awareness Campaign Opening Ceremony will feature a series of activities ranging from different cultures’ dance performances like Flamenco and traditional Thai Dance. There will be secondary school SEN students’ performance, and participants will listen to their stories when watching their performance. There will be game booths, a blood-donation truck, exhibition booths, and a showcase of the photography by people with an autism spectrum disorder. All in all, this is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with other students and people from a diverse background in a relaxed and musical way.

Organiser:
Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration
Objectives:
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

1. Acquire basic knowledge of the background of Flamenco;
2. Arouse the interest to experience different dance; and
3. Express themselves and enjoy the dance.

Description:

This workshop will introduce basic knowledge of Flamenco. Under the teacher's guidance, you will learn and practice the beautiful steps. Enjoy and express your soul through Flamenco!

Instructor:
Instructor from Esencia Flamenca
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Acquire knowledge of what constitutes sexual harassment on campus and in the hostels.
2. Prevent sexual harassment and discrimination; and
3. Promote equality and respect among students and staff.

Description:

Speaker will walk through the definition of sexual harassment, unlawful acts which are seen as sexual harassment, sexual harassment liabilities and defence, as well as the latest research findings of sexual harassment among university students in Hong Kong. Being equipped with basic knowledge, students will be further taught how to prevent sexual harassment in the hostel and on campus. Court cases and videos will be used to facilitate the learning process.

Speaker:
Prof. Annie CHAN
(Warden of William M W Mong Hall The Bank of East Asia Hall,
Member of Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee)
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Learn level one English Braille;
2. Learn to use known knowledge to improve problem-solving skills;
3. Know how to communicate and assist people with visual impairment; an
4. Be inspired by increasing resilience.

Description:

Why do sighted people learn Braille? Be knowledgeable, be capable, and be our Angels!

In this workshop, students will learn the history of Braille, forms & uses of Braille, understand it and make it. Make your own secret message in Braille to your friends, family, or special someone! They will need to decode to find out what you have written.

Instructor:
Ms. Jennifer WONG (Fafa)
(Founder & Acting Director of Codekey Cookies;
Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants;
Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP))
Language Enhancement Career Development
Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1. Strengthen the understanding and needs of persons with disabilities (such as persons with physical challenges, visual impairment and mental health issues);
2. Master positive communication skills with persons with disabilities; and
3. Strengthen the empathy of teachers and students and build an inclusive campus.

Description:

Do you think “disability” is far away from us? In fact, you and I both have the opportunity to experience disability, and even have the ability to reduce or exacerbate the “disability” of others.

Are you interested in the topic of “disability”? This workshop will explain the characteristics of different persons with disabilities. Through the concept of the United Nations ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, the speaker will explain how to build an inclusive campus by enhancing understanding, changing mindsets and taking action.

Instructor:
Mr. LAM Hok Man
(Manager of PHAB Institute, Hong Kong PHAB Association;
Committee member,
Committee on Monitoring and Promotion of the Untied Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
Well-being (Mental) Career Development
Objectives:
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

1. Cultivate awareness and a positive mindset towards inclusiveness and diversity; and
2. Learn cross-cultural appreciation and integration.

Description:

Hong Kong is a multicultural city, but the term 'ethnic minorities' often carry a pejorative meaning - 'minorities' (as opposed to 'expats'), tend to refer to those in the lower socio-economic ebb, and face social and everyday marginalization. Yet some ethnic/ racial 'minority' youths have strived to realize their aspirations in Hong Kong and make their mark with their creative talents, while expressing their attachment to the city where they feel they belong.

This seminar invites some of these youths to share their success stories, but more importantly, discuss their views on the prospects of realizing cultural and racial diversity in Hong Kong: what makes a place 'cosmopolitan'? They will share their experience coping with life as a migrant, their struggles and ways to overcome problems in their new domicile, and managing racial aggression. The discussion will also include a launch of the book 'Ethnic minorities, Media and Participation: Tactics of Creative Belonging' authored by Prof Lisa Leung.

Speaker:
Prof. Lisa LEUNG
(Associate Professor and Associate Head,
Department of Cultural Studies;
Chair of Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee)
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration Career Development

Leadership Enhancement Programme  領袖訓練系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the concept of sexual harassment; and
2. Avoid sexual harassment in the context of University life.

Description:

This seminar will introduce the concept of sexual harassment and identity behaviour that constitutes sexual harassment. Relevant cases will also be shared with student leaders to understand the liability for sexual harassment.

Speaker:
Representative from Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Leadership Well-being (Mental)
Leadership Development Programme
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Share integrity and governance for student societies with real-life examples; and
2. Raise the awareness of anti-corruption.

Description:

This workshop will introduce important information for student leaders in managing the integrity of student societies. It's essential for student leaders to protect the interests of their members. Students will explore the proper meaning of good governance and how correct decisions can be made. Relevant HK Laws will be introduced during this workshop.

Speaker:
Ms. Sharin HO

(Community Relations Officer,
Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC))
Leadership
Leadership Development Programme
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Understand the existing ordinance about Data Privacy Protection and how to protect personal data in the context of student societies; and
2. Understand the importance of personal data protection.

Description:

The workshop will help students understand the existing ordinance about Data Privacy Protection and why and how to protect personal data in student societies.

Speaker:
Representative from Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD)
Leadership
Leadership Development Programme
Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Describe the concept and the importance of integrity;
2. Resolve ethical dilemmas in practical ways; and
3. Uphold the principles of ethical living.

Description:

What and how would you do when you encounter a dilemma in your daily life? Students shall discuss practical ways to handle and resolve ethical dilemmas through case studies and consolidate their sense of ethics.

Speaker:
Representative from Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
Leadership
Leadership Development Programme

Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Series  世界公民教育系列

Objectives:
At the end of the seminar, students will be able to:

1. Describe the idea of SEP offered by the University;
2. List out the planning strategies of application for the SEP; and
3. Raise awareness of the value of life experiential learning through the SEP.

Description:

Your new university life opens up numerous exciting adventures for you. Exchange overseas or in Mainland China could be one of the challenging options for your whole-person development and international exposure. To learn more about Student Exchange Programmes (SEP), check out the website of the Office of Global Education and Interdisciplinary Studies (OGEIS): https://www.LN.edu.hk/ogeis

This session is specially tailored for those who would like to have a better plan for their University’s experience. Areas of consideration such as choices of exchange destinations, financial assistance, academic fulfilment, as well as the application requirements and procedures will be introduced.

Speakers:
Ms. Jamie SO & Ms. Vien LEE
(Assistant Programmes Manager I,
Office of Global Education and Interdisciplinary Studies,
Lingnan University)
Cross-Cultural Appreciation and Integration