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7 APCLC Scholar Practitioner Award

The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC) announces that Dr Cheung Man-biu, Robin MH has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the APCLC Scholar Practitioner Award. This award is given annually to scholar-practitioner who has outstanding contributions, distinguished service, and professional excellence grounded in theory and research in the pursuit of school improvement and the betterment of student learning in HK and beyond.

Dr Robin Cheung served as Principal at Tsung Tsin College for 23 years. Despite his retirement, he still has worked tirelessly on the front line of educational enterprise by taking up the jobs of Professional Consultant / Adjunct Associate Professor / Lecturer at the CUHK, EdUHK and Gratia Christian College. As well as being an outstanding principal and scholar-practitioner focused firmly on improving student learning, Dr Cheung has dedicated incredible energy to building leadership capacity throughout Hong Kong. For more than ten years Dr Cheung has been heavily engaged in the design, development and running of a series of innovative leader development programmes for aspiring, serving and beginning principals. He has not only helped design and contextualize these approaches, but has been a key player in connecting them to the broader leadership community. In these programmes he has acted as a coordinator, mentor and instructor and worked closely with universities and other professional partners which have positively influenced the professional lives of many principals in Hong Kong. These programmes are widely recognized internationally and have engaged thousands of leaders in Hong Kong since 2000. Dr. Cheung has also published articles in international refereed journals, conferences and newspapers. Recently his work have been published in a book entitled: How can servants lead schools–Servant leadership in church-run schools’.

In choosing Robin as the award recipient, we considered serval accomplishments. He shows excellence in contributing knowledge by applying theory into practice and vice versa; authoring scholarly works which have substantively affected the practice of management; and leading school improvement for the betterment of student outcomes.

The award will formally be presented to Dr Robin Cheung at the School Principal Forum at the YMCA of Hong Kong on May 26, 2017.