ASPBAE's flagship programme, the Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC), occured from 12-17 November 2019 in Bogor, Indonesia. Thirty-eight participants from 18 countries came together to jointly learn and share in this highly interactive and engaging course.

This year's BLDC is being hosted by ASPBAE member, PEKKA Indonesia. Course Directors are ASPBAE President, Nani Zulminarni, and Executive Council members Nguyen Kim Anh (representing Southeast Asia), and Peter-Clinton Foaese (representing the South Pacific).

This year Vivienne Reti attended from the South Pacific, New Zealand. Below are her reflections on the 5-day course.