In recent years, with the remarkable results attained by Hong Kong athletes in the international sports arena, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China has increased its funding for National Sports Associations (NSAs) to sustain and promote sports development in Hong Kong. In parallel, public expectations are rising for NSAs to enhance their governance in the areas of integrity, transparency, fairness and accountability. The key to sports development in Hong Kong lies in the effective leadership and governance of NSAs which will only be achieved with their commitment and active participation.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is organising a development programme on corporate governance for NSAs, with an aim to raise the awareness of office bearers and management staff of NSAs of their roles and responsibilities in strategic planning, effective board practices and risk management. Under the programme, there will be a series of seminars conducted by top executives in local professional, business and sports sectors. The programme will serve as a platform for sharing the latest information and exchanging views and experiences among NSAs.
The Development Programme aims at helping members of the executive committees, directors and management staff of subvented NSAs to broaden and consolidate their knowledge in corporate governance through experience sharing and seminars.
In 2017, the LCSD organised a symposium and a series of special courses on "Governance, Leadership and The Future Development of Sports" for members of the Board of Directors and management staff of NSAs. The topics of these courses included the new Companies Ordinance, directors’ duties and fiduciary duties, board practices and finance for directors. The symposium and special courses aimed at enhancing the participants’ awareness of their roles and responsibilities in organising, managing and strengthening internal control, thereby raising the level of corporate governance of NSAs and further promoting the development of sports in Hong Kong.
Seminars with new topics are coming on stream. Directors and staff of NSAs are encouraged to take part in the entire series of seminars, which consist of four modules. Participants who complete all four seminars will be awarded a certificate.
|Module 1||Module 2||Module 3||Module 4|
|Topic||The Companies Ordinance: Implications for Governance of National Sports Associations||Fiduciary Duties, Director’s Duties, and Sports Governance||Corporate Governance and Company Meetings of National Sports Associations||Finance For Directors of Non-Governmental Organisations - NSAs|
Members of Board of Directors, Executive Committees, office bearers and management staff of subvented NSAs /SOs under Sports Subvention Scheme.
Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of each core module, and a Certificate of Completion for the 4 core modules (i.e. Modules 1 to 4) completed.
To enhance understanding of corporate governance in NSAs, LCSD is launching the Outreaching Corporate Governance Training Programme (OCGTP) to allow flexibility for NSAs to Select training time, venue(s) and topic(s) (see topics below) according to their own schedules and needs. Service providers will arrange training for NSAs’ office bearers and management staff based on NSAs’ applications. NSAs may also apply to the OCGTP during annual general meeting, executive committee meeting or internal training.
OCGTP topics :
For further information, please contact the Sports Funding Office of the LCSD.
Telephone No.: 2601 8756