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Business & Management Human Capital and Leadership

Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability through the Study of Acting

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Start Date
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Next intake(s)
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10 weeks
Cantonese, suppl with English
Course Fee
HK$4080 per programme
Deadline on 15 Sep 2023 (Fri)
2910 7610
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This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)*
此課程已列入持續進修基金 CEF 認可課程*

The course will be conducted in face-to-face classes!


The 30-hours course capitalises theatre-based activities for the training and development of creative leadership, charisma, communication, human skills, speech and presentation delivery, critical thinking, stress and pressure management, time management etc.

Executives of the modern time require more than technical skills to be effective and successful. While educational programmes offered by traditional universities and colleges covers many of functional/technical knowledge (hard skills), the development of soft skills has been long neglected. Traditional programmes also suffer the weakness of lacking of integration into practical domain. Theories, skills and even mentalities are all delivered through classroom trainings. From pedagogical perspective, it is least preferred and far from effective.

This course is part of the Executive Soft Skills (Theatre-based Training) Series. The course capitalises theatre-based activities for the training and development of creative leadership, charisma, communication, human skills, speech and presentation delivery, critical thinking, stress and pressure management, time management etc.

Statement of Achievement will be issued to students if they achieve 70% attendance or above and achieve a 50% mark from assessment.

Programme Details

The best management starts with managing oneself. The management of oneself requires self-awareness and understanding. Openness and acceptance of what you are, capitalize your strength and to rectify your weaknesses are essential to success.

According to the theory of self-concept, there are three self domains: the real self-concept; the projected self-concept and perceived self-concept. In the modern yet materialistic business world, executives are busy polishing the projected self-concept and very often forgotten the real self-concept. Only through the understanding and continuous development of the real self can enable and nourish a real leader.

This model featured theatre-based activities, games, and exercises for developing technical skills as pedagogies to development leadership and charisma. It utilized pragmatic approaches to address real-life business situations in a fun and enjoyable manner. Students are expected to develop:

Self-Discovery - to understand the real self-concept and to identify one’s characteristics, strengths and weaknesses;

  1. Effective interpersonal, inter-group and intra-group communication;
  2. Understanding of and ability to cope with stress and pressure;
  3. Positive Thinking that enables one to take on challenges;
  4. Creative Thinking for leading and innovations;
  5. Effective and efficient Presentation Skill with personalized style;
  6. Confidence.
Tutor's Profile
* HKU SPACE reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.
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Ms Jenus Ho

Jenus graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received her BFA(Hons), major in Acting.

She has been active in theatre since graduated and was awarded the Best Supporting Actress Award in the 20th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In her years of acting study, she was also awarded the Outstanding Actress Award and Jackie Chan’s Scholarship for her shining talent.

Before going to HKAPA, Jenus gained her first stage experience in United States where she was inspired to be a professional stage actress. Besides acting, Jenus also experienced in playwriting and directing. She has been the creator of the fund-raising gala performance for the Music Children Foundation.

More than a all-round professional theatre practitioner, she is also a dedicated educator and ardent advocate of community outreach. Jenus has been the founding drama tutor and director of the award winning programme MUSE UP!  Youth Musical Theatre Troupe, which has been awarded The 14th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards – Award for Arts Education (Non-School).

She facilitates theatre-basis workshops for various companies and institutions, including HKUSPACE, aim to inspire participants improving interpersonal skills and developing their own charisma throughout the process of self-discovery.

Jenus is currently a freelance theatre practitioner, part-time lecturer at HKUSPACE, adjudicator for the HKSDF, drama tutor and project coordinator for several schools and theatre companies in Hong Kong.

Student's experience 
1. It’s a self-discovering and inspiring journey 

I was very impressed with the concepts taught in the 1st lesson on the real-self, projected-self and the ideal-self (not sure if the wordings correct). I found it is so important for us to understand ourselves before we learn different skills on improving our communications and leadership skills! 

2. Learning communications skills by fun games

Through interesting games and drama practice, we understand how different factors like intention, mutual understanding, eye-contact, voice and body language will affect the communications outcomes, and how we can improve the outcomes by changing these factors. 

3. Stepping out of the comfort zone

Again through different interesting and interactive tasks like story-telling and the final project of a business pitch, we can understand our strength and weakness in communications. We were also given tips and advices to overcome our weaknesses and step out our comfort zone. The advices were not only on techniques but also from psychological and mental perspectives. 

4. Accessible to everyone

Leadership and charisma are not the privilege of the senior executives or public speakers, everyone of us can improve our communications skills and demonstrate our leadership in our current position with charisma, if we have a strong and genuine intention to do so!


Application Code 2150-2065NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 01 Oct 2023 (Sun)
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Days / Time
  • Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • 10 session(s)
  • 3 hours per session


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4080 per programme


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Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.