Project PPT

Certificate Training Course

Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Department of Social Work of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed the Jockey Club MEL Institute Project, which is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training research base to share their experience and knowledge with local NGOs.

The duration of the project is three years, providing a total of four rounds of training courses. Two round of courses takes place in each of the first two years. Each round includes courses of seven days within two to three months. To broaden participants’ learning experience, the project also provides mentored practicum, pitching and an online knowledge hub.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, collaborative learning, class discussion and flipped classroom

Training areas, contents and trainers

4 Training Areas
Service Development and Monitoring
(3 Sessions)
  1. Monitoring: Feedback and self-evaluating systems and performance measurement
  2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) tools/ methodologies
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Prof. Cinzia Canali, Zancan Foundation, Italy

  • Share experience in Italy about how to work with local NGOs closely and help them develop evaluation models
  • Share the instruments and methodology adopted for evaluation
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Prof. Steven Ngai Sek Yum, Department of Social Work, CUHK


Illustration of Program Logic Model (Theory of Change): Cyber Youth Outreach Project in Hong Kong

Resource and Planning Management
(2 Sessions)
  1. MEL organization and talent development: Workforce, infrastructure, funding, linkages
  2. Institutional arrangements for gathering and managing project data for quality improvement
  3. Ethical issues in data collection and program evaluation
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Prof. Ilan Katz, Social Policy Research Certre, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Share Australian experience:

  • How to help UNSW Centre for Social Impact develop evaluation tools to measure outcomes
  • Use administrative data to measure outcome, know the limitations and difficulties, and track the progress and improve the services
  • Let the NGOs know why they do it (why do you want to do it), promote a “right” attitude and motivate them
Media and Communications
(3 Sessions)
  1. Media & press interview/conference for brand building and outcome/impact dissemination
  2. Public presentation skills and digital storytelling techniques
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Prof. Bernard Suen Yiu Sin, Department of Management, CUHK


  • How to make use of data both online and offline
  • Illustrate how data can enhance the effects
  • Tell good stories with data support
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Dr. Ng Yuen Hang, Department of Social Work, CUHK


Innovative ways for participant recruitment and data collection

Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment
(6 Sessions)
  1. Research designs for outcome/impact program evaluation
  2. Sampling and data collection
  3. Measurement tools
  4. Using statistics in evaluation
  5. How to conduct MEL program evaluation and impact assessment in-house? 
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Prof. Aron Shlonsky, Department of Social Work, Monash University, Australia

  • Problem-based learning approach
  • Cover research designs, sampling and data collection, the potential measurement tools the participants prefer to use, and designing studies for the easiest use of statistical methods

Prof. Minseop Kim, Department of Social Work, CUHK


  • Introduce basic concepts/designs about program evaluation to prepare participants for Prof. Aron Shlonsky’s session
  • Consolidate learning on program evaluation and impact assessment

Mentored Practicum

  1. About four months
  2. Coach by experienced mentors from different fields (social work, business, media and information technology)
  3. Gain practical knowledge and skills to apply to work
  4. Achieve change at service and/or organizational levels



Prof. Donna Chu Shun Chi
School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK
Founder of Mars Media Academy


Prof. Bernard Suen Yiu Sin
Department of Management, CUHK
Co-Founder of InTechnigence Limited


Mr. Timothy Ma Kam Wah, JP
Vice-Chairman (External) of Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited
Founding Executive Director of Senior Citizen Home Safety Association


Mr. Ralph Szeto Kwong Chiu
Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing
Co-Founder of CMRS Group 

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Mrs. Helina Yuk
Former Director of H.K.S.K.H. Lady Maclehose Centre


Mr. Freddy Law Wai Hung
Director & Innovation Consultant of Education for Good


Prof. Joyce Ma Lai Chong
Department of Social Work, CUHK


Prof. Mooly Wong Mei Ching
Department of Social Work, CUHK


Prof. Phyllis Wong King Shui
Department of Social Work, CUHK

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Prof. Cheng Qijin
Department of Social Work, CUHK


Dr. Johnson Cheung Chun Sing
Department of Social Work, CUHK


Dr. Joanne Leung Kit Ting
Department of Social Work, CUHK


  1. Five teams receiving Outstanding Award per year
  2. Winners will be sponsored to showcase their good practices at internationally renowned conferences

Online Knowledge Hub

Courses for Participants and Public

  • Basic and advanced MEL knowledge for participants and public

Outcome/Impact Indicator Bank

  • Share about 100 assessment tools and user guides

Web-based Audio Visual Learning Materials

  • Relevant scenario-based video clips to consolidate the learning

Best Practices Sharing

  • Share the award-winning MEL projects in final pitching events

Online Community of Practices (OCOP)

  • Online sharing space for users to exchange MEL ideas and project experiences, share available resources, build OCOP networks and find new collaborative partners

Information of Class

First round of training: 12/9/2019, 19/9/2019, 26/9/2019, 3/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019 & 24/10/2019 (every Thursday)
Second round of training: 13/9/2019, 20/9/2019, 27/9/2019, 4/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019 & 25/10/2019 (every Friday)

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Exact location to be confirmed)

Online application (Deadline: 24 June, 2019)


Tel: 3943 7508 (Ms. Tang)/ 3943 3255 (Ms. Ng)
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Organised by:

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Funded by:

jockey club