In a world with increasingly limited resources, social workers need to learn a set of skills necessary to manage a project. It includes how to apply data science to social good, such as measuring the social impact of service provision and comparing the cost-effectiveness of services delivered in different ways. In this way, they can reel in donation and sponsorships from corporate and family foundation donors.

Statistical data can also be used to set measurable, disaggregated, or integrated goals on a project. Measurable goals allow you to assess whether you are achieving your goals or coming to a standstill. Disaggregated goals allow executive management to validate goals at different organisational level and delegate more effectively to front-line staff. Integrated goals allow an assessment of the progress made by the whole institution and the strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats of individual departments via a one-page report.

Topic 1: Hoshin Kanri as Strategic Planning System
Speaker
Ms Lilian LAW, JP
Executive Director, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong

Respondent
Ms Susan CHAN
Chief Executive, Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong

Topic 2: Measuring Social Impact to justify Service Quality and Cost-effectiveness
Speaker
Dr WONG Kwai-yau
Assistant Director (Corporate Development), The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong

Respondent
Ms Anthea LEE
Deputy Chief Executive, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong

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