What does society have to say about millennials? Some claim they are self-absorbed, lay back and lack loyalty while for others they are a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. Most teaching professionals and workplace mentors would consider coaching and managing millennials impose many challenges to them.Mr Ryan Wong, as the leader of over 900 investigation staff of the Operations Department, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) would share his experience of designing and implementing a Mentorship Program tailored made for talented and young investigators in the Commission to harness the potential in this younger generation workforce, which in the course of time will form the backbone of the organization. He would share his insight on project management for motivating and developing the youth and offer some good tips on handling resistance to coaching, with a particular focus on learning experience on the part of the mentors and mentees.
This seminar aims to:
Chinese (Cantonese) supplemented with English terms
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
Mr Wong is former Deputy Commissioner cum Head of Operations who retired from the ICAC in July 2015 after serving the Commission for 38 years.Mr Wong has participated and led many major international projects for promoting anti-corruption and integrity messages. He also has vast experience in human capital management and mentoring given his senior position in the Commission. Since his retirement, he has been the Guest Lecturer on Effective Leadership with HKU SPACE since 2016.
Mr Wong has much passion towards education and development of the youth. After his retirement, he spends much time on performing voluntary work in education arena such as giving talks to college students in the university and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the United College, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a school supervisor of a secondary school under the CUHK Federation of Alumni Association.
Mr Ryan Wong, former Head of Operations, ICAC, Hong Kong, gives an overview of the mentorship launched in the unit.
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.