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4 Oct 2016

Getting Wet in the Wild – T&M-DDP Leadership Training Camp

Every summer, Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) holds leadership training camp for all new students to unleash and polish their leadership potential.  This year in August, over 50 new Year 1 and Year 2 T&M-DDP students admitted respectively from program-based and school-based admissions joined the leadership training camp at Sai Wan, Sai Kung.   

Leadership training is not only about training up a leader, but also learning how to make contribution to a team.  A team cannot be effective if all teammates are leaders without cooperative team members. Communication, negotiation and listening skills are essential to a team’s success.

This leadership training camp focuses on building up ability to give, receive and critically assess constructive feedback and utilize feedback to build higher performing groups. Students tried to lead and complete tasks that require not strength, but strategy and effective group dynamics in order to prevail. Throughout the problem-solving process, students learnt to access risk, make judgement and decision and also critical thinking.    

Getting comfortable with discomfort is crucial to success.  Overcoming challenges like sea kayaking, canyoning, canyon challenge, surfing, camp craft etc. brought the students out of their comfort zones and rewarded them with valuable experience in building self-confidence and greater independence as well as improving leadership qualities. 

For more photos, please browse the facebook page of T&M-DDP.    

  • The camp was held at beautiful Sai Kung

  • Briefing before getting wet

  • Over 50 new students from both Year 1 and 2 joined the leadership training camp

  • Students needed to complete tasks in group

  • Girls were no exception

  • Group discussion and debriefing

  • Let’s go kayaking!

  • Let’s help each other

  • I am excited!

  • Me too!

  • Students were required to move forward with bare hands

  • Trainer (left, in blue) accompanied the students to ensure their safety