Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability through the Study of Acting (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Human Capital Leadership courses
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Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability through the Study of Acting

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
10 weeks
Cantonese supplemented with English
Course Fee
HK$3,940 per programme
How to Apply
Deadline on 18 Mar 2021 (Thu)
2867 8310
2861 0278
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.

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.

Application Code

Date (Fridays)*


Application Deadline



19, 26


09, 16, 23 ,30


07, 14, 21, 28


09 March 2021

* The programme team reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.

Tutor's Profile
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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!


Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability through the Study of Acting -
Application Code 1875-1702NW

Days / Time
  • Friday, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
  • 10 session(s)
  • 3 hours per session
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3,940 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Executive Charisma, Presentation and Communication Capability Through the Study of Acting
COURSE CODE 21Z07112-2 FEES $3,940 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay 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

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.


  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • 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, 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 additional 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.