ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Human-Centric Education: Nurturing Future Social Entrepreneurs

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:25 - 12:55

Location: Future Leaders Stage

People & Purpose

Overview

Looking at social innovation through an educational lens reveals the need for equipping our future leaders and professionals with the skillsets and knowledge to become more innovative and willing to take risks in this space. How can industry and other stakeholders best work with educational institutions to ensure future talents are prepared to take the baton for the city’s social aspirations?

11:25-12:10 Panel discussion

12:10-12:55 Interactive activity/workshop (Facilitated by Michael Ip, Ecosystem Builder (Growth & Talent), Dream Impact, and Benita Chick, CEO and Founder, Encompass HK)

Learnings

  • What role does formal credit-bearing courses and experiential learning play in nurturing future social innovators?
  • What are the top future soft skills and exposures needed to become a successful social entrepreneur and future social innovator?
  • What is missing in current social entrepreneurship education in Hong Kong? How does one learn to develop entrepreneurial thinking?

Post Event Actions

  • With increasing pressure for industry to address social impact, what are the forthcoming career opportunities in your organisation? How can we empower youth and young professionals in this space?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Dr Glenn Hui

Part-time Lecturer

Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Glenn Hui

Part-time Lecturer

Education University of Hong Kong

Dr. Hui teaches public policy, social entrepreneurship and smart city in the higher education. He also joins the purpose-driven movement and Creating Shared Value (CSV) in the non-profit and business sectors by promoting the social impact assessment (SIA) with the applications of data mining and data analytics.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”

Brian Cheng

CEO

Generation Hong Kong

Brian Cheng

CEO

Generation Hong Kong

Brian is the CEO of Generation Hong Kong since its launch in early 2018, with the mission to transform the education to employment system to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. On top of his role with Generation, Brian is passionate about supporting the community in various capacities. Brian currently serves as a Council member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, a member of the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education under Education Bureau, and the Honorary Advisory Committee of Enactus Hong Kong. Brian holds a B.A. and a M.B.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Education to employment systems, youth empowerment, talent beyond academics

Michael Ip

Ecosystem Builder (Growth & Talent); Co-founder

Dream Impact; Mindspreneur

Michael Ip

Ecosystem Builder (Growth & Talent); Co-founder

Dream Impact; Mindspreneur

Michael is a passionate change-maker working in social innovation scene.

He co-founded two social business entities specialised in youth topics; With his day-time job in Dream Impact, he connected with experts across sectors such as NGO operation teams, corporate managers, and social enterprise founders; Through nurturing successful working relationships, he supported over 100+ clients in executing business and impact strategy; He himself is also certified coach of Designing Your Life and has a rich experience in companioning with youngster and future talents.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More talents are jumping into impact scene while they can see the beauty of being an “impactful” individual.

Grace Siu

Senior Learning & Development Trainer, Career Center

HKUST

Grace Siu

Senior Learning & Development Trainer, Career Center

HKUST

Grace is the Lead Instructor of many of the extremely popular career development programs in HKUST. As a professional trainer specializing in personal growth and a youth empowerment specialist, she promotes commitment, excellence and integrity. Prior joining HKUST, she held senior positions in HR and container terminal operations management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see the improvement in quality education from kindergarten to university. I also care about all Hongkongers’ health and well-being – a higher quality of life we all deserve.

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