Webinar on New Inspection Regime of the Companies Register (26 March 2024)

Phase 3 (the last phase) of the New Inspection Regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) has been implemented on 27 December 2023. The Council has invited a representative from the Companies Registry to explain the details of the New Inspection Regime and assist the board members and senior management of the NGOs to understand the procedures for applying for withholding from public inspection the relevant personal information contained in documents registered with the Companies Registry. Details of the event are as follows: Date: 26 March 2024 (Tuesday) Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Speaker: Mr. Terence Mok, Assistant Registry Manager (Public Search), Companies Registry Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads and Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members Interested parties please register online on or before 18 March 2024. The limited quota will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will be notified by email on 19 March 2024. For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2876 2440 ...

Induction Program for NGO Directors (11 March 2024)

Board directors and committee members are critical to organizational success. They play a leading role to steer and direct the organization to serve for the mission, vision and value. This induction workshop aims to equip new directors and committee members to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their roles and responsibilities as NGO governors and how to fulfill them effectively. Details of the event are as follows: Date: 11 March 2024 (Monday) Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Venue: Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai Themes of speakers: a) Governance: Roles of Directors Speaker: Mr. Kennedy Liu (Vice-Chairperson, Hong Kong Council of Social Service) - Functions and Roles of the Board of Directors - Accountability and Stakeholder Engagement - Roles of Board vs Management b) How to be a Good Director Speaker: Dr. Davy Wu (Programme Director of MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance, cum Associate Director (Corporate Governance) of Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University) - The “Nolan Principles” of Public Life - Preparation for Roles and Duties in a NGO Board - Typical Biases Seen in Boardroom Decision Making - Behaviors that Nurture Positive Board Dynamics - What Makes an Effective Director? Language: Cantonese (presentation ...

Seminar & Sharing Session on Crisis Management for NGOs’ Governing Bodies (1 March 2024)

                機構治理層包括董事會成員及高級管理人員,是機構管治及問責的主要持份者,肩負重大責任,需具備危機管理的技巧,方能妥善應對危機,並有效及明智地處理危機。為提高機構治理層對危機的敏感度,社聯邀請了資深傳媒人為參加者度身設計專題研討會及分享會,促進機構之間的交流。 The NGOs’ governing bodies including board members and senior management are the key stakeholders of governance and accountability of organizations. They have the responsibility over the whole range of powers, and should equip themselves with the skills of crisis management to handle crisis not only properly, but also in an effective and smart way. To raise the crisis sensitivity and facilitate the exchange amongst the governing bodies of NGOs, the Council has invited a media veteran to tailor-make a seminar and sharing session for participants on this matter.       研討會內容重點: - 準備危機管理的循序漸進方法︰    CDE方法(內容、傳遞模式及環境選擇) - 分類不同的持份者 - 講解何謂正確定位 分享會內容重點: - 交流危機管治的經驗 - 個案分享及小組討論   Highlights of the Seminar: - Prepare the step-by-step approach to crisis management: the CDE approach (Content, Delivery mode and Environment selection) - Classify different stakeholders - Explain proper positioning Highlights of the Sharing Session: - Exchange the experience of crisis management - Case sharing and discussion   立即報名Enrol Now             ...

Pro bono Consultation Service on NGO Tax Issues cum Kickoff Meeting (February 2024 to April 2024)

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has updated the procedures on application for recognition of tax exemption status under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (S88 of IRO) and has updated the Tax Guide for Charitable Institutions and Trusts of a Public Character in June 2023. To further support our agency members in handling tax related matters to comply with the updated tax law, the Council will collaborate with EY Tax Controversy Services Team again to offer pro bono consultation sessions. Each successfully enrolled agency can meet with the consultant individually to seek advice on its tax issues. Date: February 2024 to April 2024* Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm (around an hour for each session) Venue: EY’s office at 27/F One Taikoo Place or via Online Video Conferencing *Actual meeting time will be assigned by EY. Successful applicants may be required to provide related information to EY for the consultation. Consultation Scopes: - Regular review by the IRD - Trading or carrying on business - Business income - Rental income - Return on investment - Disposal of a property - Tax compliance obligations Target organizations: HKCSS Agency Members that are tax exempted charities under S88 of IRO Quota: 16 agencies (first come, first served) Successful registrants will be invited to ...

Seminar & Sharing Session on Data Governance for NGOs (17 January 2024)

Privacy and personal data protection cannot be managed effectively if they are merely treated as a legal compliance issue. Instead, organizational data users should embrace personal data privacy protection as imperative part of governance responsibilities throughout the organization. The Council has invited the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) to share tips for proceeding data governance, and share experience. Highlights of the Seminar: - What is Privacy Management Programme (PMP) and its baseline fundamentals - Ongoing Assessment and Revision - Data breach response strategy and plan - How to develop your own PMP Highlights of the Sharing Session: - Exchange the experience of data governance - Case sharing and discussion Details of the event are as follows: Date: 17 January 2024 (Wednesday) Time: 1. Seminar (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 2. Networking Break (4:00 pm - 4:15 pm) 3. Sharing Session (4:15 pm - 5:00 pm) Venue: Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai Speaker: Ms. Ruby Lam, Manager (Corporate Communications), PCPD Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in Chinese) Quota: - Seminar: 80 persons - Sharing Session: 80 persons (Priority will be given to those Board Members and Senior Management of NGOs enrolling for both sessions) Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries and Senior Management ...
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