Building Students’ Leadership, Teamwork And Creativity in Sri Gethuk Waterfall Site
From February 11th to 14th, PBI UMY held Bridging Softskill Course which is held for students in their 1st until 6th semester. For this even semester, the course was held in Sri Gethuk Waterfall Tourism Site. Approximately 561 students from batch 2016, 2017 and 2018 joined the event. Students departed from UMY to Desa Wisata air terjun sri gethuk at 09.00 and arrived around at 11.00 a.m. They stayed at several locals’ houses. Different from previous courses which were conducted in the mid-semester, this one was conducted in the beginning of the semester due to Ramadhan months in the mid-semester.
There are 2 main activity that student do during the course. The first one is input session on the first day and the second one is outbond session on the second day. Every batch had different theme of of the input session. For batch 2016 the lecture was leadership, batch 2017 teamwork and batch 2018 creativity. The session started at 3.00 p.m and ended at 9.00 p.m. Afterwards, students joined alumni sharing session. During the session, two alumni shared their experience about college and work life.
On the second day, student joined the outbond session. The activity for this outbond is body rafting which could build the teamwork among students. This session began at 7.00 a.m and ended at 11.30 a.m. Most students mentioned that outbound session is most awaited activity of bridging softskill because the most delightfull activity was provided at outbound session.
Nisrina Adhriyanti, a student of batch 2017 mentioned that her most favorite activity of this bridging is outbound session. She elaborated, “In outbound session we do not only have so much fun, but we also implement the material that was delivered during the input session on the first day, that is teamwork and I think this bridging softskill give me more knowledge about the important of temwork especially for me as a student.”
Andi Wirantaka, M.Hum, the project coordinator of this semester Bridging Soft Skill Course shared his hope, “We hope that choosing a new site which is integrated with a tourist attraction can give a fresh atmosphere and energy for students to kick off the new semester. We also hope that students can also take a bit more of their creativity, teamwork and leadership up to a new level through this bridging course.”