After the success in the last GSLDT. This year, again, we held the 4th annual geoscience students leadership and development training (GSLDT). The theme of this year’s GSLDT is “Making the Future Geoscientists Knowledgeable in Science with the Spirit of Kinship to Generate Personal Character”.
Leadership includes the ability of a person to determine the goals of an event, committee, or organization. A good leader is the person who led his followers to cooperate in order to achieve their goal for the good of his followers. Strong leadership skill on students would help students in problem solving and entering industry where currently the industry is not only qualifying good intelligence but also leadership skill.
The objective of this activity are:
-Improving the quality of Indonesian geosciences students.
-Developing leadership qualities in preparation to face the industrial world.
-Encouraging the growth of Student Chapter AAPG Western Regional

GSLDT is held by a join committee from six AAPG Student Chapters from west Indonesia, University of Indonesia Trisakti University, Padjadjaran University, Pakuan University, Bandung Institute of Technology, and University of Lampung Student Chapter of AAPG.
Every Student Chapter sent their representatives to attend the two-days-training where Pakuan University became the host of the Event.

Day 1
4th Annual GSLDT started on Saturday morning 11th 2015. At 8.30 there was an opening ceremony presented by Yusuf Suhendi as a Master of Ceremony following with the opening speech from Nanang Darul as a Project Officer.

The day started with first seminar entitled “Geothermal Potential in Indonesia” presented by M. Husni Thamrin from PERTAMINA Geothermal Energy. After coffee break, the second seminar entitled “Business Strategy and Regulation of Oil and Gas in Indonesia” presented by Shinta Damayanti from SKK MIGAS started. She started with the explanation on the task of SKK Migas to control oil and gas companies operating in Indonesia from initial stage to productions, and preliminary exploration permits. Then she explained the potential discovery of new oil fields in Indonesia.

At 12.45 p.m., the second seminar ended and was entering lunch break. The participants from six universities ate together and was having a great time to meet new friends. Some participants share how their AAPG student chapter is.

The third seminar then started presented by Mohammad Syaiful from ETTI entitled “The Challenge of Geoscientist’s Jobs”. Mr. Syaiful explained that the real challenge is on our self. The other thing is some skills that required by all geoscientists such as geology understanding, languages, technology, writing skill, presentation skill, and teamwork.

At 6.30 p.m. the participants was having dinner together with the officials. Then at 7 they entered the last seminar of the day entitled “Leadership” presented by the current AAPG Indonesia Oversight Committee (Young Professional) Geovani C Kaeng from Hallibuton. Mr. Kaeng explained the definition of a leader, the task of a leader and the attitude a leader must have. He said that “Second best people do not always remembered, although he is the second best in the field”. Then he explained what he has done as a student, being optimistic and a hard worker while. Now the company where he is working trusted him to be the coordinator of the Asia Pacific region of Halliburton in kuala.
Day 2
After day full of seminar, the participants were having a fun day on Sunday. After breakfast at 8, all participants went to Kalibaru River for 7 km of Rafting.Encouraging the growth of Student Chapter AAPG Western Regional.

It was great day for all of us. Then come the end of the activity, we were having lunch and photo session before the activity is dismisse


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