Every new student in Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana has to participate in a mandatory program, called Student Management Leadership Training Program (Program Pelatihan Kepemimpinan dan Manajemen Mahasiswa/P2KMM). The aim of this program is to develop their potential and soft skill. Each student is divided into several groups that consists of various department in UKDW. Every group has to make an exhibition, competition or even seminar. As a result of some meetings and discussion, every group will decide the theme of their exhibition, competition, or seminar. One of the teams, namely Respek, chose to make a dog show, in the form of their exhibition.
They chose it based on reality that a lot of student in Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana has interest in dog and some of the students even have dogs. In each team, every student has a role and job responsibilities, such as leader, deputy leader, secretary, treasurer, and other divisions. Team must managed to prepare it well although the preparation of this exhibition was quite complicated and difficult. The All-Breed Dog Show was held on Monday, April 8th, 2019. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the small chapel in the basement.
Several dog communities, such as Animal Lovers Jogjakarta, Alaskan Malamute Jateng, Poodle Lovers, and Angon Asu and some students of UKDW participated in this show. The show showcased some breeds, such as Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, Golden Retriever, Pitbull, Poodle, Tackle, German Shepherd, and many more; these dogs showed their skill in dog performance. Besides showcasing some dog breeds, this show also presented theatrical drama to encourage people to stop consuming dog meat. In addition, there was also a Q&A and sharing session about dogs. This event was closed by a photo session for participants. Photo session which became one of the most favorite session for the participants. This exhibition was visited by more than 200 people.
Based on the team member opinion, this program taught them how to manage an event and how to make a good planning. In addition, this program also taught student how to work in team. They said,”It is such an unforgettable experience. We realize that we cant work alone and teamwork is everything.” (Elnora – PBI 2018)