Executive Programme in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing - HKU SPACE: Leadership Capital, Human Capital Leadership courses
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Executive Programme in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing

New Course | Emotional Intelligence Academy, United Kingdom
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Emotional Intelligence Academy, United Kingdom
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3 days
English supplemented with Chinese
Course Fee

The executive programme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong that aims to take a closer look at the subtleties of communication and how it relates to truthfulness and credibility. 

The 3-day intensive programme will be delivered by fly-in experts from Emotional Intelligence Academy (EIA), which operates internationally with a range of courses in forensic communication and emotional awareness.  Classes will be conducted primarily in English but will be supplemented with Cantonese.  For details about EIA, please see https://www.eiagroup.com/

Students will first develop skills and techniques to read and pick up information from others through the six channels of communication (SCANS™), and will then move onto non-oppressive elicitation techniques and learn how asking great questions and adopting a proven approach can support a constructive relationship and get the information needed.


Day 1 & 2:

The fundamentals of Behaviour Analysis (BA), Emotional Awareness, and Communication Channels

Day 3:

Behaviour Analysis (BA) in Application & Interviewing Frameworks/Strategies

Programme Facilitation

EIA Training programmes aim to be fun, interactive, and engaging:

  • Input and Interaction of the class is encouraged throughout
  • Each course element utilises individual, pairs, and group exercises to embed the learning
  • Audio and Video media files will be used throughout to highlight key aspects of the concepts under discussion and to give students the opportunity to use and develop skill in practice
  • Trainers aim to understand the academic/professional context, background, and experience of each student in order to contextualise the concepts being taught to each student wherever possible
Application Code 1670-1926NW -

Days / Time
  • Fri - Sun, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Further Details on the Programme Content

Day 1:

- Aims & Objectives

- Introductions

- Examining BA application in context

- Defining Lies/Truth and behavioural myths

- Emotions and Emotional Intelligence

- Exploring the ABCs (Account, Baseline, and Context)

- Summary of Communication Channels

- Leakage, PINs(Points of INterests), and Clusters

- The Science of the Face

Day 2:

- Deeper dive into the PINs for each communication channel:

- Facial Expressions of Emotion

- Body Language

- Voice

- Interactional Style

- Verbal Content

- Psychophysiology

- Principles of Influence

Day 3:

- Defining an ‘Interview’

- Exploring the purpose/s of interviews in context

- Framework for Interviews (PEEVR)

   (Planning & Preparation; Engagement; Exploration; Verification; Resolution)

- Formal Interviewing Strategies

- Informal Interviewing Strategies

- Interview Practice

- Summary & Close

The general public, especially those in professions which required evaluating information such as journalists, investigators, and politicians, or those working with politicians.

Course Fee
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$16,200 (HK$5,670 and GBP1,000 in cheque payable to EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACADEMY)
  • Course Fee : HK$18,000 (HK$6,300 and GBP1,115 in cheque payable to EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACADEMY)

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/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 http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Coourse fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay 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 specify the programme title(s) for application and the 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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 (courses 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 for details.


  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, 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.
  • 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 team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, 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. 

With a head office based in Manchester, UK, EIA operates internationally with a range of forensic communication, emotional awareness courses and consultancy services.  They are eager to build a network of quality assured partners who will provide high quality training for individuals and for organisations across public, private and voluntary sectors.

The programmes EIA offer are related to behavioural science and they emphasize “real world applications”.  They are built upon the scholarship of Dr. Paul Ekman, who is a leading psychologist and researcher in the fields of Emotion, Deception, and Credibility.  The following is an excerpt from the EIA website about Dr. Ekman:

“His work has been vital in combating some of the world’s most prominent challenges such as terrorism, fraud, and high stake deception.  Ekman’s commitment to scientific validity has gleaned the respect of top business professionals and organizations around the world who adopt his methods and approaches to communicate effectively, route of deceptive practices, and nurture an ethical and emotionally skilled workforce.  Such organizations include the C.I.A, Disney Pixar, UK Department of Defence UK, Apple, The Drug Enforcement Agency, Emirates airlines and The European Central Bank.”