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  • The U-Hall Spirit that I Live and Breathe

    Kenneth Y.K. Tsang September, 2008

  • Reaffirm our values

    Reaffirm our conviction in sustaining the greatness of the U-Hall spirit

    Magical strength Good Cause

  • The U-Hall Spirit that I Live and Breathe

  • U-Hall Spirit

    The underlying strength that made us greatCements the bond between U-Hallites of the present and the past with vigor and dynamism

  • We may not always be the greatest athletes in the HKU campus but we are always united under our U-Hall spirit

    We may not always be the most handsome students in the HKU campus but we are always united under our U-Hall spirit

    We may not always be the brightest students in the HKU campus but we are always united under our U-Hall spirit

  • A driving Force

    Our Hall Spirit is a driving force

    We have great affection for it

    We are energized by it

  • A driving ForceWe breathe it deep because It guides us

    It sustains us

    It inspires us

  • Potency

    The spirit we have evoked in us not only permeates the entire Hall

    People from outside can also hear it, smell it, see it and feel it even from afar

    The HKU old girls from the 60s are still stunned by their U-Hall experience some 40 years ago

  • A Powerful Differentiator

    In HKU, U-Hall spirit is a powerful differentiator

    In the old days, it was this strength that made us the envy of the HKU campus

    We were recognized as a potent force

    Saddened to see that our hall spirit is now waning

  • What is it?

    What exactly is U-Hall Spirit?

  • Hall Spirit -DefinitionNo rocket science

    Cannot be meaningfully expressed as a few gallons of water

    Do not see a hard and fast definition, because hall spirit is a feeling phenomenon

  • Under the microscopeSpirit encompasses

    Common Goal BrotherhoodCaringPassion UnityResilienceZest EbullienceCulture Heritage Lineage /

  • Intangibles

  • Hall Spirit - DefinitionOur hall spirit is like a wind We cannot physically hold it We cannot see its influenceWe can feel its effects We can harness its power

  • Hall Spirit - DefinitionMetaphysical you only know it when you feel it

    Developed from our Hall values over time

    through relationship building cemented by bonds of the brotherhood

  • U-Hallites and Hall ValuesKnow

    Understand

    Believe EmbraceMake the U-Hall values our own

  • What are the U-Hall values? Is there such a thing as the authentic U-Hall values?

    How do the values of the current generation stack against the authentic values?

    Questions

  • Problem we faceEven though deep down hallites of different generations may share the same feelings

    Many of us are having Different views on our hall valuesDifferent interpretations on our hall values Different interpretations on our hall spirit

  • Here to clear the cloud on the horizon

    Clear the clouds on the U-Hall horizon

  • U-Hall values I treasured since 1968 U-Hall values I embraced since 1968We go for our lives in defending U-Hall

    We pay respect to the seniors who came before us

    We care for those who follow later

    We lead by example: As a beacon of dynamism As a beacon of courage As a beacon of resilience

  • A beacon of dynamism:

    Through our deeds, we taught those who follow laterto be outgoing and positive in life.

  • A beacon of courage:

    We inspired those who follow later to be a tirelessfighter, one who will never shy away from a fight nomatter how strong the foe is.

  • A beacon of resilience:

    This strengthened our determination of will to persevere, to weather the storm and coming out stronger.

  • U-Hall Values of the 60sThese guiding values of the 60s helped us build

    Determination of will

    Strength of our mind

    Quality of our heart

  • Hall ValuesI was raised, bathed and groomed with these values

    I was imbued with these values

    They are part of my life

    They are part of the air that I breathe

    I evoked them with zest and passion

  • Still guided by these values

    The core of these values be passed down from generation to generation

  • To better enable us to do this

    Fine-tuned the wording of our core values, and together we can ponder

    And it goes like this

  • Proposed U-Hall core valuesOur values are being good to our parents

    Our values are being good to our families

    Our values are being good to our fellow U-Hallites

    Our values are and being totally devoted and dedicated to the things that are U-Hall Our values are being united

  • Key Questions

    Amid a diversity of views on hall values and a great concern about how best we can sustain the hall spirit Can we change our core values?

    Are they timeless?

  • We need to look at relevance in time

    Digitalized world characterized by rapid change

    Fully aware of the compelling need to change in order that we can stay relevant in a rapidly changing world

    Change is a constant

    Change is a fact of life

  • U-Hall values are no exception

    We must implement change in order that we can remain relevant in a fast changing society

    We must do so while remaining the same

    We need to change while remaining the same

  • Do so while remaining the same

    In U-Hall, we change things that need to be changed

    Whether those changes are really warranted of course is a matter of opinion

    With due respect, each generation of Hallites contributed to the betterment of U-Hall through implementing changes

  • Change

    In order that we can stay relevant amid changing times

    We can change our trappingsWe can change our cultureWe can change our peripheral values

  • Preserving the authentic U-Hall

    We must never change our core values

    We cannot change our DNA

    We cannot change our roots

    We can only change while remaining the same

  • Our U-Hall should rightfully remain the same We need to be the same authentic selfWe need to change but must do so while remaining the same

  • We can change our peripheral values

    We must never change our core values

  • Ask

    Have we remained the same ?

    Are we now the same authentic self ?

    Lets deliberate

  • Proposed U-Hall core valuesOur values are being good to our parents

    Our values are being good to our families

    Our values are being good to our fellow U-Hallites

    Our values are and being totally devoted and dedicated to the things that are U-Hall Our values are being united

  • Before coining these U-Hall Core Values, we need to

  • Action

    Need to first define and account for the core values that students and alumni of the current generation hold dearNeed to find out what are their core values ?

    Need to further deliberate before we coin the final version of Core Values for U-Hall

  • Our Future

  • What U-Hall can become?

    We are all proud of U-Hall and what it can become, but we are not there yet

  • U-Hall FutureConcerted effort between members, the present and the past is required in order that we can build a future of U-hall that is Worthy of the vision of the founding members

    Worthy of the vision of the alumni

    Worthy of the aspirations of the undergraduates

  • What is our U-Hall vision ?

    Vision is a big dream

    Vision is our future ideal state

  • Proposed U-Hall Vision

    To be the number one residential Hall in HKU, second to none in the bondage of brotherhood

  • U-Hall Mission ?

  • Proposed U-Hall MissionOur mission is to have a conviction

    A conviction to be a great advocate of the U-Hall spirit

    To ensure that the greatness of the U-Hall spirit is handed down from generation to generation

  • Promise

    Brand Promise

    U-Hall brand promise

  • What is U-Hall Brand Promise?

    Our promise is our brand identity

    Our promise is the values that we associate U-Hall with

    Our promise is what people will experience through association with us at all U-Hall touch points

  • Specifically, U-Hall Promise is represented by

  • Proposed U-Hall Brand Promise

    Brotherhood

    Caring

    SpiritedU-Hall

    Unity

    Resilience

  • U-Hall Brand Promise

    Are these promises attractive to the new comers?

    Yes, they encompass associations that students aspire to

    Objective: To have students coming to us instead of we having to go for them

  • Soul of U-Hall

    Vision

    Mission

    Brand Promise made up the soul

  • Proposed Soul of U-Hall

    Vision: To be the number one residential Hall in HKU, second to none in the bondage of brotherhood

    Mission:To ensure that the greatness of the U-Hallspirit is handed down from generation to generation

    Promise:Brotherhood, Caring, Spirited, Unity, Resilience

    Finalize it

  • Proposed U-Hall core valuesOur values are being good to our parents

    Our values are being good to our families

    Our values are being good to our fellow U-Hallites

    Our values are and being totally devoted and dedicated to the things that are U-Hall Our values are being united

    Finalize it

  • Soul of U-Hall + Core Values

    Signed in Blood

    Carved on stone

    In