Webinar on NGO Operation and Personal Data Protection

NGOs have to handle loads of personal data in their daily operations. To help agencies address personal data protection issues of common concern, the Council has collaborated with PILnet and invited legal experts to share at an online seminar. The presentation will cover proper handling of personal data under the following scenarios: (1) practicing staff work-from-home arrangements, (2) enforcing vaccine pass requirements, (3) implementing surveillance measures at service venues, and (4) collecting ID card information from stakeholders. Details of the event are as follows: Date: 3 August 2022 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Speakers: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius - Ms. Yan Zeng, Partner - Ms. Justina Lam, Managing Associate - Mr. Chris Kung, Managing Associate Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries, Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members Interested parties please register online on or before 27 July 2022. Successful registrants will be notified by email on 1 August 2022. For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2922 9247 ...

Webinar – NGO Board Governance Health Assessment

It is a recommended practice for nonprofit boards to conduct regular governance review. In late 2021, 50 organisations joined a board governance health assessment scheme using a refined measurement tool developed by the Council and our Partners. A webinar will be held in July to announce the overall assessment results and share on the insights drawn from this collective exercise in the adoption of international good practices in governance health. It will also cover the local practice wisdom and observations in the pain points and alternative practices conductive to enhancing governance health. Details as follows: Date: 19 July 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Speakers: Mr Cliff Choi, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Prof Danny Lam, Director, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong Dr Ruby Lo, Chief Executive Officer, Social Policy Research Ltd. Consultants, GAME for Good Ltd. Language: Cantonese (with simultaneous interpretation in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: NGO Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, Advisors & Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members  Interested parties please register online on or before 14 July 2022 (Thursday). Successful registrants will be notified by email on 18 July 2022 (Monday). For enquiries, please contact the ...

Webinar on New Inspection Regime for Personal Information on the Companies Register

Several pieces of subsidiary legislation relating to the implementation of the new inspection regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) were passed by the Legislative Council in mid 2021 which provide additional protection to the personal information of company directors and other relevant individuals. While phase 1 of the new inspection regime came into effect on 23 August 2021, phase 2 and 3 will be implemented on 24 October 2022 and 27 December 2023 respectively.  To alert NGOs about latest compliance requirements, the Council has invited subject matter experts from PwC Hong Kong to guide us through key features of the new measures and the implications to NGOs (as a registered local company). The speakers will also advise on the appropriate due diligence practices in conducting background checks of potential donors and partners of NGOs through accessing public information made available on the Companies Register for risk management purposes. Details of the webinar are as follows: Date: 29 June 2022 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Speakers: PwC Hong Kong Tax- Corporate Services - Ms. Alice Cheng, Senior Manager - Ms. Lydia Lin, Manager Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / Committee ...

Webinar on Employment Issues NGOs Face in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic (Session 2)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work and the social service sector is no exception. As such, we have once again collaborated with PILnet and invited a legal expert to discuss the impact of the pandemic on NGOs as employers, including areas to watch out for with the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 and other measures to combat COVID-19 (such as the vaccine pass requirements). Details of the event are as follows: Date: 2 June 2022 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Speaker: Ms Jennifer Tam, Partner, Mayer Brown Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries, Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members Interested parties please register online on or before 26 May 2022. Successful registrants will be notified by email on 30 May 2022. For enquiries, please contact the NGO Governance Platform Project team at 2922 9247 ...

Online Workshop Series – Essential Company Secretarial Duties in Non-Profit Setting

According to the Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong, a company, including one that is limited by guarantee, must have a company secretary. In fact, company secretaries have crucial role to play in supporting the entities, whether for profit or not, to uphold good governance standard for long term development. To promote sound practices in this regard, the Council has tailored a series of interactive workshops for those in our sector who have to undertake company secretarial duties but without related professional background. Details of the program are as follows: Trainer: Ms Samantha Suen FCG FCS, part-time Lecturer of Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Past President & former Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Workshop 1:  Value of a Sound Governance Structure Workshop 2:  Roles and Functions of the Company Secretary Workshop 3:  Basic Compliance Duties of the Company Secretary Date: 7 January, 21 January & 11 February 2022 (Friday)  Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Quota: 30 participants  Language: Cantonese (materials in English) Fees: HK$150 per person for 3 workshops The workshops will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / committee members and concerned staff of HKCSS Agency Members incorporated as limited companies (only for those without related professional training) Interested parties please register online on or before 3 December 2021 (Friday). Successful registrants will be ...
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