HKCSS Institute – Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (the Council), together with its over 400 Agency Members, not only promote the social welfare service development in Hong Kong, but also strive for building a welfare sector that is highly accountable, efficient, effective and responsive to social needs so as to uphold the long-term sustainable development of society and the well-being of our citizen. In today’s dynamic and competitive environment, one of the key factors to bring our mission to life is continuous development and updating through lifelong learning.

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Council in 2007, the HKCSS Institute (HKCSSI) is established bearing the mission of Enhancing Professionalism, Promoting Competencies. HKCSSI promotes life-long learning in the Sector through trainings, seminars, symposiums, scholarships and recognition scheme with an aim to foster the growth and development of NGO practitioners’ and the Council’s Agency Members.


HKCSSI aspires to be a leading and sustainable professional development platform for the social service sector.


To provide quality learning programs and resources to facilitate professional knowledge building in order to develop and maintain a vibrant, diversified, proactive and sustainable social service sector.

In September 2012, the NGO Management School Switzerland conducted a first 5-day training in Hong Kong in Designing and Planning Projects, a course focusing on the mastering of fundamental project design skills in international development work.