Monday, October 26 2020 5:41:49

CPD by Others
Code : 2016018
Event Name : QSD Management Series 2016 (1): Stress Management for Quantity Surveyors Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Dr. Mei-yung Leung & Dr. Isabelle Chan

Sr Dr. Mei-yung Leung is an Associate Professor of City University of Hong Kong. She has more than twenty years of practical/teaching experience in the construction industry/education and has participated in a number of prestigious construction projects in Hong Kong. Up to the present, she has attracted over HK$ 15 million in the capacity of investigator in both professional and research projects in various areas covering stress management, construction project management, value management, facility management, and construction education. Dr. Leung has successfully completed all levels (including the teaching level) of the MBSR training at the University of Massachusetts in the USA, and conducted various stress management seminars and full course to construction companies, professional institutes, higher educations and religious organizations.

Dr. Isabelle Chan is a lecturer of the University of Hong Kong. She has participated in more than ten professional and research projects in the capacity of investigator in various areas including stress management, health and safety, culture, and innovation in construction. Stress management in construction is the research area of her PhD study. In line with her research interest, she has successfully completed the mindfulness-based stress reduction program in the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, and has experience in facilitating stress management workshop and seminar for construction professionals and university students. Dr. Chan is the vice-chairman of the Institute of Safety and Health Practitioners in Hong Kong.
Event Date : 19/04/2016
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Organizer : QSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : English (supplemented with Cantonese)
Details :

Due to the demanding nature of quantity surveying tasks, construction projects and the ever-updating technologies, quantity surveyors are under high stress level.  Stress may not only affect their work performance, but can also be a real cost for any project, organization, and industry (e.g., more than 10M working days were lost due to work-related stress in the UK annually; Health and Safety Executive, 2012).  To survive in such a demanding and dynamic work environment, it is important for surveyors to manage their stress effectively.  Through various formal and informal Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) skills that can be conducted at anytime and anywhere, such as mindful sitting and eating, MBSR has proven to be effective in alleviating an individual’s distress levels, both psychological and physical ones. 


This talk, facilitated by trained facilitators, aims to i) raise surveyors’ awareness of work-related stressors, stress and stress management, and ii) equip them with sustainable MBSR skills.