Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Examinations Preparatory Programme – Boardroom Dynamics) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Corporate Governance courses
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Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Examinations Preparatory Programme – Boardroom Dynamics)
證書 (單元: 香港特許秘書公會專業考試預備課程-董事會動態)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

New Course
Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
February 2021
3 months
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 10 Aug 2020 (Mon)
2867 8317
2861 0278
**For non-permanent Hong Kong resident, please bring the original copy of the valid visa (e.g. working visa or dependent visa) and one set photocopy of the valid visa to the enrolment centre for application.**

The class is intended to be face-to-face teaching. In extenuating circumstance, face-to-face teaching would be replaced by online teaching.

The aim of this programme is to provide advanced concepts, skill and knowledge for the company secretaries or governance professionals to ensure effective individual behaviours and organisational processes in supporting boardroom performance and to prepare candidates to write the professional examinations of the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme, which is recognized worldwide. It is the students' responsibility to determine whether they are eligible to participate in the CGQP examination. 


On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  • Illustrate the importance of boardroom dynamics for corporation and organisations;
  • Distinguish the different facets of boardroom dynamics;
  • Critically evaluate the impact of boardroom dynamics on the quality of relationships, decision-making, conversations, culture, diversity and other factors;
  • Apply formal and informal approaches to positively influence organisational dynamics and enhance boardroom performance.


  • The emergence of board dynamics in governance
  • Governance structures
  • Board director demographics and attributes
  • Psychology of the board
  • Board decision making
  • Stakeholder conversations
  • Culture in the boardroom
  • Diversity in the boardroom
  • The effect of meeting design on boardroom dynamics
  • The role of the governance professional in influencing the board
  • Effective talent management
  • Board evaluation
  • Cultural differences in boardroom dynamics
  • Developing behavioural agility
  • Maintaining personal resilience

* For details regarding the course / examination syllabus, schedule and studentship requirement, please refer tohttps://www.hkics.org.hk/page.php?menu_id=4&sub_menu_id=106 or 2881 6177.

The passing mark for course assessment is 50. Students who have successfully fulfilled the programme assessments (i.e. passed the assignment AND take home mock examination PLUS attended at least 70% of the classes)will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE "Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Examinations Preparatory Programme – Boardroom Dynamics)".

*Assessment methods, class schedule, venue and teacher  are subject to change without prior notice



Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • 36 hours per programme; 12 session(s); 3 hours per session
  • Any of the HKU SPACE’s Learning Centres in Hong Kong Island
  • Mr Ricky Lai
  • Any interested party of 21 years old or above
  • Should be either a Hong Kong citizen or have valid permit to study in Hong Kong.
  • Students should check with HKICS that they meet HKICS’s requirements and are eligible to write the examinations.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4,050 (non-refundable and study materials included )
  • ( *Course Fees are subject to change without prior notice)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Examinations Preparatory Programme - Boardroom Dynamics)
證書 (單元: 香港特許秘書公會專業考試預備課程-董事會動態)
COURSE CODE 33C127393 FEES $4,050 ENQUIRY 2867-8317

Continuing Education Fund
Assessment and Completion Requirements

To be eligible to claim CEF Reimbursement, students MUST successfully complete the courses (i.e. passed the assignment AND take home mock examination PLUS attended at least 70% of the classes).

For Continuing Education Fund (CEF) application procedures, please click here.


Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (The HKICS Examinations Preparatory Programme – Boardroom Dynamics)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please click here to apply online.


Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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