BINUS Business School

Leadership Communication Skills for OSIS Members

Author/Contributor: Doni Purnama Alam

The Intra School Student Organization (abbreviated as OSIS) is an organization at the school level in Indonesia, starting from the elementary level to the top level. OSIS was formed at the top level of organizations, one of which was in High School, with the aim of providing students with experience related to organizations from an early age. It is hoped that the OSIS will be able to improve the non-academic abilities of students related to organization. However, with the Covid-19 Pandemic, student organizational communication in schools has suffered a setback. One of them is the ability to manage the organization. This was expressed by several OSIS members in the city of Bandung. Examining these problems requires training related to Leadership for OSIS Management so that they are able to run student organizations better. Researchers with the School and OSIS Management are collaborating by holding leadership training, it is hoped that this training will increase the confidence of OSIS administrators and increase more productive OSIS activities. The activities themselves were carried out by researchers in the framework of Community Service which was supported by the BINUS University Entrepreneurship Study Program. The leadership training was carried out in one day, the results of the training showed an increase in the motivation of the OSIS board. Marked by a discussion, where it was conveyed that there were obstacles from communication between management that needed to be resolved immediately. As well as conveying the interest of the OSIS management to give the best to their alma mater. This community service is considered important in order to prepare the young generation from an early age so that they can replace the advanced generation in the Republic of Indonesia.

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