The programme includes 3 training modules and 1 mentoring module. Participants will create project proposals for their organisations and then pitch them to the adjudicating committee on the Project Pitching Day at the end of the programme.

Course Features

  • Interactive training
  • Group mentoring and coaching
  • Project management
  • Peer networking and knowledge exchange

Course Duration

It is a nine-month Programme. 

Course Requirement

  • The medium of teaching is English, supplemented by Chinese.
  • Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement co-issued by the Operation Santa Claus, UBS, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong following the completion of the programme.
  • To obtain the Certificate of Achievement and win a prize on pitching, participants are required to fulfill the following requirements: 80% attendance for the training modules and 100% attendance for the mentoring sessions, unless legitimate reasons for the absence are given.
  • Participants who cannot achieve the required attendance will still be required to submit a project proposal and present it on the Pitching Day.
  • In the case of any participant leaving their original organisation, the participant(s) and the organisation(s) they represent might be disqualified from the final programme project submission and pitching. Participants who leave are required to notify the Programme Director of their departure as soon as possible.
  • Participants will be invited to participate in an evaluation of the programme by completing the evaluation survey and an in-depth interview. This is for NGOLP research purposes and your feedback will be appreciated and helpful. 


Service Model Development and Evaluation

Module One: Service Model Development and Evaluation

Module One of the programme focuses on service model innovations, project idea discussions, evidence-based practices and social impacts. The trainers of Module One are mostly social work scholars, who provide depth through their academic research to help the participants understand the rationale and theories behind social work as they plan to help society.

Resource and Planning Management

Module Two: Resource and Planning Management

Aimed at encouraging knowledge transfer among different sectors, Module Two contains practical sessions on design thinking, legal issues, organisational developments, financial strategies, advocacy efforts and community engagement. Our trainers, who have diverse backgrounds and include UBS employees, share their experience in engaging in organisational operations and implementing the projects. This offers the participants more insight from other industries.

Media and Communication

Module Three: Media and Communication

Mentoring and Project Development

Mentoring and Project Development