Both the MGT Institute and UBUNTU Contributionism are all about consciousness. If the level of consciousness were such that men are aware of their mutual dependence and intricate relationships, we would have had an Ubuntu society already long ago.
First of all, the MGT Institute provides Consciousness Technology. We offer the UBUNTU Contributionism Academy as a meeting point and a calm and pleasant atmosphere to study.
From our studies in consciousness and noetics we learnt two things:
Understanding precedes action
The Ubuntu Contributionism Academy is founded on that principle. Part of the idea is just carefully analyzing and viewing information first to make better, more accurate decisions.
But information is relayed through language and understandings are transmitted through words and phrases. Thus a single misunderstood word or phrase can potentially throw one off track. A vague grasp of an idea or concept can often be traced to a lack of precise definitions, as Michael Tellinger pointed out in the textbook of Ubuntu Contributionism.
We have specialized techniques of clearing up definitions of terms to avoid falling into these pitfalls. Many people never learned to study in school or on the contrary were convinced they couldn’t .
Full understanding however can be achieved.
We also learnt the importance of :
Balancing theory and practice
Once one has grasped the theory clearly the way is free for the action stage. Thus we integrate a degree of practice in our courses that ensures the correct balance. There are even different levels of practice the first level consists of exercises, this is also advised in the Ubuntu Contributionism textbook.
The next level of practice is no longer a matter of things that can be done in an Academy. For this level we offer Local Project Facilitation.
This begins with a full workout and planning for the local scene, community, village etc. We apply the small-step-progression principle and we are there to coach the implementation of the planning steps along the way. When a ‘stop’ or what appears to be a huge barrier or problem occurs we are there to assist overcoming it.
Caspar de Nada-von Bigera
MGT Institute for Consciousness Exploration