Corporate Activism: Ubuntu Workshops
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL. July 2018 - July 2020
Over a period of 2 years for monthly six-week engagement cycles, ReimagineSA gathered a handful of experts in their field to offer a different way of teaching and thinking about 'self' and our connection and relationship with one another.
Areas of Focus
Management of Self : in context to awareness of skill capacity and embracing limits as opportunity for growth
Management of Attention in relation to inclusivity
Management of Meaning in communicating dreams, ideas, visions and desired states.
Management of Trust - consistency and focus, deliberate action.
Students felt that the approach is missing in our public institutions and allows for deeper immersion. The lectures encouraged people to open up and have honest conversations in the context of a need to 'reimagine my life' before I can 'reimagine SA'. (Relevant to our philosophy of Renewal and Resilience: resilient people = resilient organisations = resilient communities.)
Participants also felt that attempts to solve society’s problems without understanding people’s perspectives was a profound learning experience. Transformation begins with every individual.
We are human before anything else and everyone has stories that need to be respected, listening to the stories of others is essential. Multiple perspectives of the same situation offer a deeper understanding of the true nature of any problem and truly sustainable ways to solve it.
Working through strategic projects and partnerships to make the benefits of inclusivity real for all living in South Africa.
“The essence of impact is saying and doing things in a way they’ve never been said or done before.”
“Impact cannot happen in isolation, it requires collective action.”
"An emotional settlement would unleash the talents and energies of all citizens to work together to restructure our society into one that is more equal and just. It would enable empathy to flow in our society and bind us together as citizens united in our diversity. It is through the motto of living the unity in diversity that we can link hands as unselfconscious South Africans to build ours into a just and prosperous society”
Dr Mamphela Ramphele