Faculty and Staff Training
Activities | Faculty and Staff Training
It is important for the Center to provide basic training in mentoring or advising capacity. Faculty and colleagues should be equipped with some knowledge and skills which can be applied in the mentoring situations in the following areas:
  • Enhance listening and communication skills
  • Enhance awareness of others’ emotions and empathy
  • Understanding own strengths, potentials, and capabilities to use in relevant mentoring/advising environments
  • Build a trusting relationship with students
Events in 2023-24
May 16, 2024
A Recipe for Team-Building: Cooking, Communicating, and Connecting
  • The workshop facilitated staff bonding, collaboration, and communication through interacting while cooking the 4 Italian and Spanish dishes from scratch - salad, frittata, paella, and churros for dessert.
  • The workshop provided participants with a unique perspective on the challenges students face when learning new courses, enabling them to better understand and provide more effective mentoring support.

Facilitator: Towngas Cooking Center
Dec 4, 2023
SIP and SIGN Latte Art Workshop
  • Talented hearing-impaired baristas taught participants simple sign language for daily life and latte milk art. 
  • By bridging latte milk art and sign language taught by hearing-impaired baristas, the SIP AND SIGN Workshop provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn different forms of communications, whether verbal or non-verbal, and to gain experience for diversity and inclusion in student advising. 

Facilitator: My Little Coffee 
Events in 2022-23
May 10, 2023
  • By engaging in this Mosaic Art Lamp workshop, participants learnt more about cultural and sensory DIVERSITY. 
  • The workshop allowed colleagues to learn about Turkish culture and also the concept of UNIVERSAL DESIGN through an art in the dark task and how it applies to advising. 

Facilitator: Mosaic Art Studio HK

Dec 6, 2022
  • Through engaging in a festive DIY Christmas wreath and tree workshop, participants worked together on a festive project together. 
  • Participants collaborated and communicated their ideas through art and design.

Facilitator: Bonart

Professor Lynn PI
FINA Faculty
Fun and challenging! Great for team building! If your team work well together, you will have a gourmet meal.
Mr. David Boyd-Thomas
Communication Tutor
In the “Sip & Sign: An Inclusive Latte Art workshop” , the “sip” part appealed to me as a coffee drinker; but it was the “sign” that was most beneficial and inspiring! Through the invaluable and lively participation of the founder and team from My Little Coffee (most of the staff are deaf) we were not only given hands-on training in the art of making lattes but also introduced to sign language. Thank you for organizing such a meaningful activity!
Professor Yang LU
ECON Faculty
I recently had the pleasure of attending an outing event with my colleagues to make mosaic art lamps, and I have to say, it was an incredible experience. The event was very well organized, and it provided the perfect opportunity for us to connect outside of work while also learning about Turkish culture. The laid-back atmosphere made it easy to unwind and enjoy ourselves, and it was a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the semester. Overall, I would highly recommend this outing to anyone looking for a fun, educational, and engaging activity to do with colleagues or friends.
Ms. Winnie Hung
Instructional Assistant
MARK Department
It was a fabulous afternoon with colleagues in this Christmas Wreath Workshop. When we stepped into the room, the fresh pine scent and cozy ambience were inviting and relaxing. It’s not often that I get the chance to spend a couple of hours doing something creative in such nice surroundings. The preparation and detailed instructions from Bonart were wonderful. Thank you for organizing such an enjoyable experience and now we have beautiful festive decorations in the office for this Christmas!
Past Faculty and Staff Training