As part of its ongoing Faculty and Staff Development Program, the University of St. Joseph in Macau organized a half-day activity on Friday, 29 September 2023 at the main campus. It was very well-attended
by the University staff: academic, administrative, support, research, and technical personnel, partly because it was a “compulsory training and development”; but also, because the topic chosen was a relevant, burning issue today, namely, safeguarding in the University.
The program started punctually at 9:30 a.m. The Rector of the University, Prof. Stephen Morgan welcomed the participants and addressed them with some opening remarks. Afterwards, the stage was given to Mr. Lau Sing (Serenity Training) who during the first two hours lectured the audience on “Safeguarding: How to handle and prevent workplace bullying and harassment.” Then, after a short
break, the session was resumed, this time with words by a representative of the CPSP (Corpo de Polícia de Segurança Pública), who illustrated the assembly on “Awareness of telephone scams and cyber fraud” based on real, recent data in the Macau area.
The activity came to an end with some short closing remarks by the Rector and with lunch generously provided by the University for all the participants. The attendance of the faculty members was facilitated by the University by cancelling beforehand the classes for the entire daytime of that 29th September; even in the evening, so as to enable the University Staff to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival with their families and friends later in the day.
It was a fruitful gathering, perfecting matching the purpose of the program, namely, the promotion of camaraderie and development among the faculty and staff members of the University.