Common Purpose and HKU ran an immersive student leadership development programme designed to develop the students’ Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures, while establishing a genuinely global network. This session at the programme launch seeks to inspire the students, encourage them and open their eyes to the international opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region and how being able to operate in different environments and cultures is a vital skill to succeeding.
Number of participants attending: 150 brilliant young people from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds studying at The University of Hong Kong.
- Tina Arcilla, Senior Manager - DIAN, Community Business
- Heron Holloway, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
- Dr. Merrin Pearse, Sustainability Strategist, Coordinate4u
Speakers shared their international experiences/stories with the students, how their career path led them to work with people from different backgrounds and in different environments – in particular in the Asia- Pacific, and key learnings from these experiences.
Tina's Key Points:
- A healthy sense of curiosity and an open mind are needed to get the most out of opportunities
- Do not underestimate the value of building social capital
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable when leading across cultures