Farah Farida Tantiani
Faculty of Psychology, UniversitasNegeri Malang
Presented at The 7th International AAICP Confrence, Bandung
MaiyahReboLegi (Relegi) is the monthly gathering discussion activity in Malang, inspired by EmhaAinunNadjib. MaiyahRelegi forum is usually attended by people from different background. The differences between MaiyahRelegi and other Maiyah forum is that MaiyahRelegi tries not to depend on Najib’ figure so the participants who came to MaiyahRelegi really want to actively participate in the discussion. This activity helps the participants learning about leadership without actually being taught about leadership. The discussion in Maiyah Relegi invites everyone in the forum to talk about the issues. It helps them to have self-confidence in communicating their experiences and opinions according to the topics presented. Since MaiyahRelegi frequently invite other leader in grassroots’ level to facilitate the discussion, the participants also get to learn new ways to deal with some issues presented with materials at hand. MaiyahRelegi shows that there’s a new and friendly ways to learn about ourselves, the communities, and the environment. This study, as a prelimenary study, trying to desribeMaiyahRelegi in shaping the leadership aspect among college and university students as primary participant in MaiyahRelegi. The data in this article used qualitative approach by conducting interviews with three Maiyah Relegi initiators for data collection. This study indicate that the initiators feels the college and university students will spread the positivity after involved in Maiyah Relegi. They also see that MaiyahRelegi helps them to gain confidence in communicating their opinion and empowering them to actually doing something to make their communities and environment better. It is shown in their latest project in Sapudi Island to help generate electricity on that island. This result also recommends that face-to-face discussion activities,such as MaiyahRelegiare still needed and can not be replaced by high technology gadget-based discussion. Furthermore, this activity also help empowering people.
keywords: creativity, indonesian youth, leadership, maiyah relegi