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Dr. Darwin Chen
Dr. Julia Wang
Ms. Katherine Hung
Prof. Peter Ping Li
Prof. Dai Yi Feng
Prof. Michael Lindsay
Ms. Ruthia Wong
Management as a Liberal Art Conference: Revitalization and Localization, jointly organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and Hang Seng Management College was held successfully on Oct 13th.
Prof. Simon Ho, President of Hang Seng Management College delivered the welcome speech to the audiences, covered the importance of MLA Education, he stated that MLA Education enabled us “to adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective to see things,” and ultimately became better leaders for the society.
It was followed with the keynote speech given by Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy, who addressed on the significance of Drucker’s ideology of “Management as a Liberal Art” to the business sector, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as the development of China at large. He emphasized that “every person should be given the opportunity to develop.”
The pre-recorded video of Mr. Shao Ming Lo, the Founder of Peter F. Drucker Academy, was presented at the Conference. He spoke on the theme of “Management is a truly Liberal Art”. Mr. Shao’s speech discussed the essence and significance of MLA, and linked it with Chinese traditional wisdom: Zhongyong (中庸之道). He concluded that the true meaning of Liberal Art is that “all people can freely utilize their talents to create value for others while fulfilling their responsibilities, therefore to grow into a better and more abled beings.”
Then Prof. Peter Ping Li, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University delivered the keynote speech on “Linking Drucker with Wang Yangming, Meeting between West and East”, he emphasized that “notion of Management as wisdom, is way beyond knowledge.”
Lastly, the morning keynote speech series was ended with Prof. Michael Lindsay, President of Gordon College, with his presentation, “From Microscope to Telescope”, which illustrated that all successful leaders are not restricted by their specialty; but boundary crosser in their careers.
Followed the keynotes, we brought plenary speakers from USA, Europe, Mainland China; as well as local academics, entrepreneurs and executives, to join in the panels.
Prof. Hsiung Ping-Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Luiz Oosterbeek, Secretary-General of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, Dr. Harold P Sjursen, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, New York University, Prof. Dai Yi Feng, Professor and Associate dean of Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College sat at the first panel and shared views on the topic of “Classical Roots and Contemporary Practices, China and Europe”, moderated by Prof. Gilbert Fong, the Provost of HSMC.
The second panel was joined by Mr. David Fong, Managing Director, Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd, Mr. Wayne Chau, Founder and CEO of Agent of Change Company Ltd, Dr. Eddie Chan, Co-Founder and CEO of PowerMew Technology Ltd. to discuss on the “Reality and Practice: Practitioner’s MLA Perspective on Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, moderated by Dr. Thomas Man, Associate Professor of Department of Marketing, HSMC.
The last panel, we have Ms. Katherine Hung, Independent Non-Executive Director, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd., Ms. Ruthia Wong, Vice President & General Manager Hong Kong, Mead Johnson Nutrition (HK) Ltd. and Mr. Sunny Wong, Executive Director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd., to join and discuss on “Effective Leadership through a Lens of Humanity”, moderated by Dr. Royce Yuen, CEO of MaLogic.
The conference was concluded by Dr. Julia Wang, the President of Peter F. Drucker Academy. She thanked all speakers for their stimulating and insightful sharing, which highlighted the conference theme and marked the fundamental values of Drucker’s management philosophy. At the end of her closing remark, Dr. Wang quoted Peter Drucker’s motto “Born to see, Meant to look” as a reminder to future leaders: to broaden the vision and to see what is visible but not yet seen.
Peter F. Drucker Academy joins hands with Centennial College on presenting the Enterprise Management Radio Program “Management as a Liberal Art”, and it is on air from 9pm-10pm every Sunday night.
We are honored to have management expert, Dr. Royce Yuen, and Vice-President of a multinational corporation, Ms. Ruthia Wong, as our guest hosts for the program. Each episode we would invite an outstanding senior executive and prominent figure from different fields in Hong Kong to be our guest speaker, who will share with us on their ups-and-downs in their remarkable careers, and how they deal with the ever-changing market environment.
This week we have Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy, Dr. Darwin Chen, as our guest speaker. Over the course of 40-years career, Dr. Darwin Chen had been leading various governmental departments, and participated in the Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s returns to China in the 80’s. As early as the 1970s, Dr. Chen has introduced and applied Drucker’s management practice into the Hong Kong government body.
Drucker’s concept of “Management as a Liberal Art”, is built on the “People-Oriented” management approach, which emphasizes that a true leader must obtain recognition and trust from all stakeholders, whilst adjust the mission and strategy along with the social change.
Drucker’s management philosophy helps Dr. Chen make effective decisions when managing both governmental and NGO organizations; which drives him to advocate the Drucker’s practice of management as a liberal art to the community, so as to actualize Drucker’s vision of creating a sustainable and healthy society through management.
This series of interview is broadcasted this Sunday on Sep 17th.
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September of 2017：
Peter F. Drucker Academy & Centennial College present
“Management as a Liberal Art ”
Dr. Darwin Chen
Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy
June of 2017：
Drucker Academy enters into partnership of “HSMC- MLA Initiatives” with Hang Seng Management College
Drucker Academy (DAHK) and Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) signed on the “HSMC – MLA Initiatives” (MLAI) partnership agreement on 23rd June 2017 (Friday). Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of DAHK, Professor Simon S.M. Ho, President of HSMC, as well as senior management and faculty members of both DAHK and HSMC attended the signing ceremony.
The objective of this collaboration aims at promoting “Management as a Liberal Art” initiated by Peter F. Drucker, the Father of Modern Management, to the university students through the “HSMC – MLAI” scheme; whilst open up the gateway to essence of eastern and western management wisdom to the young professionals. This collaboration is among the pioneers in the region to provide “Management as a Liberal Art” teaching in higher education system. DAHK and HSMC share the vision of cultivating future leaders who are well-endowed with extensive MLA knowledge and competencies.
Starting from the coming academic year onward, HSMC will offer two new elective modules, “Management as a Liberal Art: Back to the Human Side” and “Management as a Liberal Art: Towards a Better Society” to the undergraduate students.
“Management and Innovation Forum 2016” jointly organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and Centennial College was successfully held on Dec. 13, 2016 at Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong.
The MOU signing ceremony for four parties including Peter F. Drucker Academy, Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, HKU SPACE, and Centennial College was taking place during the forum. Drucker Academy will work with partners to promote “Management as a liberal art” practice in greater China region.
Peter F. Drucker Academy signed the coopreration agreement with City University of Macau on 7th January in 2016, both institutes will join hands to promote the Drucker Executive Development Program (DRUCKER EDP), aiming at fostering the management abilities and skills of management executives of enterprises and organizations.
Peter. F. Drucker Academy aims at continuing the legacy of the “Father of Modern Management” Peter F. Drucker, advocates to spread the teaching of Drucker management theories and philosophy to governmental organizations, NGO and enterprises.
Should you have any enquires regarding the Drucker EDP programs, please call Peter F. Drucker Academy at (852) 2850-6620 or City University of Macau at (853) 8590-2744 , (853) 8590-2746.
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