Effective governance and accountability take place in the organizations no matter what the company size and the nature of business they are. Corporate governance is about how to ensure the appropriate processes and structures are in place to direct and manage an organization’s operations and activities so as to ensure that they function well locally and globally.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operate in a competitive and ever-changing environment. It is characterized by the limited availability of financial resources which puts their organizational sustainability under pressure. Financial sustainability, in particular, is a key concern for many NGOs worldwide, primarily due to their reliance on grant and donor funding model. Self-generated source of income by using social enterprise models provides an opportunity for NGOs to attain financial sustainability and independence. The statistic shows the growing risks and the need for a strategic rethink. In the face of dramatically increased demand, too many NGOs are competing for insufficient funds, while local governments and donors are demanding more accountability.
This programme will highlight the key elements of board governance, board leadership, and board management for a legal-and-compliance-driven organization. The ultimate goal of good governance is to ensure the effectiveness, credibility and viability of the organization. While earning profits is not the primary motivation behind the NGOs, revenue still plays an essential role in the sustainability of the venture. Financial decision making is vital to every organization. Sustainable revenue is focused how the NGOs reinvest profits into their social mission. It also covers the identification of risk and its implementation of strategies that the NGOs may encounter. Cases shall be shared during the lectures.
- To give cohorts an understanding of the strategic direction of developing overall governance model with creating cultural value-driven enterprise;
- To share and critically analyze the key aspects of the governance framework to maintain effectiveness, credibility and viability of the organization;
- To enrich cohort’s governance knowledge; to review a strategic and policy setting; and to develop
Information at a Glance
Tuition fee for Members:HK$8,800
Tuition fee for Non-members:HK$9,200
Medium of Instruction:Cantonese
Mode of Instruction:Face-to-face
Due to current COVID-19 situation, the mode of instruction might be changed from face-to-face to online teaching if necessary in the event that face-to-face classes cannot be held. The Association will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary.
|Level 1: Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship (Core) (15 hours)|
Module 1: Creating Shared Value – Cultural Value Creation-Driven Enterprise
Module 2: Legal and Regulatory Framework
Module 3: Corporate Social Responsibilities – Environmental, Society and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability
|Level 2: Certificate in NGO Board Governance (15 hours)|
Module 4: Board Governance
Module 5: Board Leadership and Board Management
|Level 3: Certificate in Strategic Services Planning (15 hours)|
Module 6: Risk and Strategy
Module 7: Financial Decision Making
The composition of the Modules are collaboratively developed by 3 layers of Levels. They are designed to cater for Board/committee members, senior executive professionals and/or the interested parties who are required to comply the local legislation; to better understand the valuable relationships among Board/committee members and senior executives; and to meet the expectation of different stakeholders from local communities and international organizations. Each layer of Level is independently designed to suit different needs.
The Flexible Mode is enlisted as follows:
|Level||Module Required||Module Certificate Award|
|1||M1, M2, M3||Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship|
|2||M4, M5||Certificate in NGO Board Governance|
|3||M6, M7||Certificate in Strategic Services Planning|
A participant who has maintained a minimum of 70% attendance of total lecture hours and complete an Individual Project will be awarded an EDNGO Award of Certificate.
|Completed Level||Award of Certificate|
|1||Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship|
|1 and 2||Diploma in NGO Board Governance|
|1, 2 and 3||Executive Diploma in NGO Board Governance and Strategic Services Planning|
Cantonese, supplemented with English (English training materials)
|Attend One/Two Level(s) of Study|
|Special Offer for Enrolling Executive Diploma Programme|
|Early Bird Discount||HK$200 less each (For payment received one month before course commencement)|
|Group Discount||HK$200 less each (For a total of 2 or more participants enrolling the workshop at the same time)|