Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ) Master Class – Dr Dumisani Magadlela

An Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ) Master Class was held with Dr. Dumisani Magadlela at Da Vinci House in Johannesburg on Thursday 23 July 2015. 

An Overview of the Master Class

“Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ)” refers to one’s capacity and awareness to connect to others and to make personal, business and general decisions that are informed more by serving the greater good than by self-interest. It speaks to the essence of our humaneness and our ability to realise our humanity in connection with other beings.

Today’s organisations can be like the proverbial jungle, ruled by the old Darwinian principles of ‘survival of the fittest’ and a ‘winner-take-all’ approach. It has been scientifically proven for many years now that human beings have an innate capacity to connect to fellow humans and even with other natural beings.

Every employee in an organisation has the capacity to contribute massively towards building the organisation they desire to be a part of and to serve through. This session offers you a fresh perspective on human behaviour within organisations. It taps into ancient African and global wisdom of human connection that has been neglected which is making a powerful return into many organisations across the world.
By “integral” TCC means the developmental capacity to look at how self, others, cultures and systems (environment) show up (are expressed) in the way we feel, think, and act; the capacity to integrate disparate elements into a comprehensive whole; and the capacity to be inclusive yet also hold distinctions.

In this presentation attendees learn’t about:
• What are the concepts of Ubuntu and Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ)? 
• Unpacking Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ) in organisations: An old-age systems theory put into practice. 
• The Integral and Systems qualities of Ubuntu and Ubuntu Intelligence (UbuQ). 
• Learning and unlearning innovative ways to tap into our inherent wisdom of connection. 
• The power of new Mind-Sets and introducing the concept of “Heart-Sets” for UbuQ. 
• Common characteristics of Ubuntu Activators: We all have it. How to cultivate and harness it! 
• And much more!

About Dr. Dumisani Magadlela

Dr. Dumisani Magadlela’s work and business journey has taken him from being a cattle herder in a rural village through university teaching for over six years, to multiple senior management roles in the public and private sector. He has worked in the United Nations (UNDP) both as a consultant and an employee. He currently supervises and examines Masters and PhD students in universities across South Africa. Dumisani has recently worked as a knowledge management specialist, internal coach and organisational culture driver in the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). He is the Lead Coach and Founder of Ekhaya Consulting and is a senior member of faculty at The Coaching Centre (TCC). Together with Dr Paddy Pampallis, he founded the TCC Ubuntu Coaching Foundation. He is one of the founding Board members of the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP), which is led by Dr Mongezi Makhalima. They have published the first issue of an African Coaching Journal.