Workshop on Supporting Students in Placement with Coaching Skills
(for Health Care and Community Services)
Date and Time Venue Facilitator No. of Places
20 June 2018
Caritas Medical Centre,
111 Wing Hong Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Ms Elaine Chow
Registered Industrial-Organisational

Medium of Instruction

Chinese (Cantonese) supplemented with English terms

Target Participants

Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions and higher education institutions, VPET workplace mentors, VPET stakeholders and interested members of the public are welcome.

Free admission

Workshop Outline

Placement provides a valuable opportunity for students in vocational and professional education and training (VPET) to gain practical workplace experience and enrich their learning experiences. Nonetheless, students are freshmen in the workplace and they may encounter different challenges. How could VPET teachers support their students during placement? This workshop will discuss the needs of placement students, introduce a coaching model and coaching skills; and explore how VPET teachers could support and supervise placement students with success.

On completion of this workshop, the participants would be able to:
  • describe the characteristics and needs of placement students;
  • explain the GROW coaching model and coaching skills; and
  • discuss the application of coaching model in supporting and supervising the placement students.

Ms Elaine Chow, Registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist, introduces the GROW coaching model to participants. The participants are engaged in the discussion on application of coaching model.


Ms Annie Lau (Programme Leader) 2836 1312
Ms Ali Cheung (Project Officer) 2919 1495

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.