Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

Developing the Skills to Lead For Eleanor Foo (2nd left), a music graduate and LDP alumna of 2001, the Leadership Potential module, which comprises a series of workshops on the essential leadership skills of communication, negotiation, team building and decision making, was the most useful as it enabled her to work on her biggest weakness—public speaking. Then there was the Summer Study Tour to London. As part of the two-week stay, her group attended lectures at the University of London on the banking and political system of England, which sparked her interest in the challenges and policy concerns faced by other countries and societies. Her group also spent three days in Brussels where they visited the European Parliament and learned about the European Union. 'Having the opportunity to go to London and Brussels was definitely the most enriching aspect of the programme,' said Eleanor. Learning to Lead: The Leadership Development Programme F irst offered in 2001 by the Leadership Development Section of the Office of University General Education, the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) is aimed at developing and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. LDP was the first conscious attempt among Hong Kong's universities to offer a comprehensive and systematic programme aimed at cultivating students to be future political, economic and community leaders. The strength of the curriculum is the provision of countless opportunities for students to develop in areas including leadership potential, civic education and ethical and From Freshman to Renaissance Man The Leadership Development Programme provides a soft comprehensive platform that is structured and balanced for selective interested students to cultivate their full range of leadership knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to become a competent global citizen with cross-cultural understanding, appreciation and compassion for mankind. Prof. Jack C.Y. Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, Committee on Leadership Development 22   Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 2008