• To ground the competency model in different organisational contexts
  • To provide a road map of institutional framework development for different strategic courses of action on service development
  • To inform strategic leadership development and enhance strategic leadership competencies of board directors and senior executives
  • To contribute to the development of theories on institutional entrepreneurship, institutional change, organisational change, nonprofit management and governance

Project Co-Investigators

  • Professor Cecilia Chan, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
  • Professor Christine Fang, Faculty of Social Sciences


  • The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS)

Target Sector

  • Nonprofit social service providers

Expected Deliverables

  • A qualitative study to ground the competency model in different organisational contexts
  • Enrich this competency model with new data from non-subvented social service organisations
  • Four seminars by HKCSS Institute for board directors and CEOs/Directors and senior executives
  • A joint symposium by HKU and HKCSS Institute
  • A research paper for findings’ reporting