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BusinessManagement & Human Capital Leadership

Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability through the Study of Acting

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
20 Apr 2018 (Fri)
10 weeks
Cantonese supplemented with English
Course Fee
HK$3,940 per programme
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Deadline on 06 Apr 2018 (Fri)
2910 7610
2861 0278

The course capitalises theatre-based activities for the training and development of creative leadership, charisma, communication, human skills, etc.

Executives of the modern time require more than technical skills to be effective and successful. While educational programmes offered by traditional universities and colleges covers many of functional/technical knowledge (hard skills), the development of soft skills has been long neglected. Traditional programmes also suffer the weakness of lacking of integration into practical domain. Theories, skills and even mentalities are all delivered through classroom trainings. From pedagogical perspective, it is least preferred and far from effective.

This course is part of the Executive Soft Skills (Theatre-based Training) Series. The course capitalises theatre-based activities for the training and development of creative leadership, charisma, communication, human skills, speech and presentation delivery, critical thinking, stress and pressure management, time management etc.

Statement of Achievement will be issued to students if they achieve 70% attendance or above and achieve a 50% mark from assessment.

The best management starts with the managing oneself. The management of oneself requires self-awareness and understanding. Openness and acceptance of what you are, capitalize you strength and to rectify your weaknesses are essential to success.

According to the theory of self concept, there are three self domains: the real self concept; the projected self concept and perceived self concept. In the modern yet materialistic business world, executives are busy polishing the projected self-concept and very often forgotten the real self-concept. Only through the understanding and continuous development of the real self can enable and nourish real leader.

This model featured theatre games, technical and skills as pedagogies to development leadership and charisma. It utilized pragmatic approaches to address real life business situations in  fun and enjoyable manner. Students are expected to develop:

Self-Discovery - to understand the real self concept and to identify one’s characteristics, strengths and weaknesses;

  1. Effective interpersonal, inter-group and intra-group communication;
  2. Understanding of and ability to cope with stress and pressure;
  3. Positive Thinking that enable one to take on challenges;
  4. Creative Thinking for leading and innovations;
  5. Effective and efficient Presentation Skill with personalized style;
  6. Confidence.


Tutor's Profile

Ms Jenus Ho

Jenus graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received her BFA(Hons), major in Acting.

She was awarded the Best Supporting Actress Award in the 20th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In her years of acting study, she was also awarded the Outstanding Actress Award and Jackie Chan’s Scholarship. Before going to drama school, Jenus had studied as an exchange student in United States, where she gained her first stage experience and was inspired to be a stage actress.

She has been working with different theatre companies and performed in various productions such as the musical The Animal Farm (as Clover) with Theatre Noir, The Passage Beyond and The Good Person of Szechwan with Actor’s Family, The Pajama Game (as Gladys Hotchkiss) and Once on this Island (as Andrea Deveraux) with 3AMI, Little Shop of Horrors (as Ronnette) and Les Misérables (as Éponine) with Chung Ying Theatre Company. She also sang in the cabaret Listen & One Night in Falsettoland in Concert.

Besides acting, Jenus also participated in drama production as playwright. Her first full-length play is the musical When Snow Falls…which she also played a leading part, presented by Chung Ying Theatre Company. As a director, her latest projects are Fears & lies (TSW.YL youth musical production) with Chung Ying Theatre Company.

Jenus is experienced in drama education and teaches for HKUSPACE as a part-time lecturer for years. She is also an adjudicator for the Hong Kong School Drama Festival, drama tutor and project coordinator for several schools in Hong Kong.


Application Code 1580-1772NW -

Days / Time
  • Friday, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
  • 10 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Application Code



Application Deadline


April: 20, 27

May: 11,18,25

June: 1,8,15,22,29



6 April 2018

* The programme team reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3,940 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorBusiness Services

CEF Courses
Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability Through the Study of Acting
COURSE CODE 21Z07112-2 FEES $3,940 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This programme has been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the programme.

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Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

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You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. 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 PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

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  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. 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 approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.