Leadership training bid

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 March, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 March, 2000, 12:00am


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Future leaders have been given the chance to develop their critical thinking skills while facing the challenges that lie ahead.

A group of 28 first year students from seven local universities was selected for their leadership potential to take part in the American International Assurance (AIA) Foundation's Young Leaders' Development programme.

It aims to develop young people's leadership and team building abilities through a series of workshops, seminars, project presentations, Outward Bound training and overseas study tours.

The six-month project, from March to September, allows participants to work on a research project. They will be working on the findings of a visit to AIA's office in Singapore this summer.

The foundation hopes to train elite students who excel in logical and analytical thinking, team building and communication with a profound knowledge in the booming insurance business.

Agnes Cheung Chi-wai, Chung Wing-yee and Rachel Lam Ngai-lok - who graduated from the programme, which was started in 1996 - said they had discovered team spirit and trust were important criteria when they endured hardships together during the training.