The UGM Faculty of Psychology, through its Human Quality Development Unit (UPKM), convened a meeting with 63 representatives from various institutions, private companies, and state-owned enterprises to fortify collaboration.
This event dubbed the Partner Meeting, welcomed delegates from institutions and UPKM partners, including the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation, the Board of Trustees of Hasanuddin University, the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency, PT PP (Persero) Tbk, Bank BPD DIY, alongside partners from diverse sectors like government, education, health, and manufacturing.
In this partner meeting, the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Dr. Rahmat Hidayat, aimed to foster mutual understanding regarding partners’ needs and the psychological services provided by the Faculty of Psychology, particularly through UPKM.
“Through direct interaction, we can forge deeper connections and grasp each other’s concerns from psychological and strategic institutional perspectives,” he articulated on Wednesday (Feb. 7).
Established in 1981, UPKM is dedicated to nurturing psychologically mature human resources with competitive advantages that benefit the workplace and society through various psychological services. The dean reiterated this commitment while discussing the activities of the Partner Meeting.
“In essence, Universitas Gadjah Mada is a hub for knowledge development and dissemination to our students, but it also holds a broader mission of imparting knowledge to society for societal, national, and global welfare. Therefore, our university initiatives must be deeply rooted in real-world needs,” the dean elaborated.
Professor Avin Fadilla Helmi, the Partner Meeting Committee Head, highlighted that besides strengthening cooperation between UPKM and partners, the Partner Meeting aimed to elevate UPKM’s psychological services and address various challenges in psychological services in the digital era 5.0.
“The objectives of this Partner Meeting are firstly to bolster existing and potential collaborations, secondly to enhance psychological services, particularly at UPKM, and thirdly, to tackle challenges in psychological services in the digital era,” Professor Helmi elucidated.
The Partner Meeting featured a talk show titled “Promoting Employee Flourishing in the Workplace: Strategies for Organizational Well-being.”
Dr. Rizqi Nur’aini A’yuninnisa, a faculty member at the Faculty of Psychology, shed light on the significance of job flourishing as a mental health and well-being concept profoundly influenced by personal and work-related resources.
“Job flourishing encompasses three dimensions of well-being: emotional, psychological, and social. It entails fostering happiness, a desire for learning and growth, and a sense of belonging and support in a social environment,” Dr. A’yuninnisa elaborated.
Meanwhile, Irwan Dewanto, Vice President for HR at TACO Group, delved into the application of flourishing to enhance work quality through diverse employee well-being strategies at TACO Group. He underscored that at TACO Group, four aspects are consistently prioritized to ensure well-being: physical, mental, social, and financial aspects.
“When we cultivate an organization that flourishes, exudes happiness, harbors good intentions and behaviors, we can become, as envisioned by TACO, a conduit of blessings for all stakeholders,” Irwan Dewanto concluded.
Author and photographer: Erna