The URDT methodology has 3 fundamental results:

1. Mastery of the principles of the creative process: Making ones way of life in the creative orientation in which the individual is consistently in touch with ones aspirations, values, vision, current reality and structural tension. And recognizing what choices must be made (primary and secondary) in favour of ones vision. This leads to what we call: visionary leadership.

2. Mastery of systems thinking: By looking at the interrelationship between fundamental, primary and secondary choices, a larger picture emerges: the interfaces develop and once the individual or the community appreciate the interconnectedness and how each element influences and is influenceb by others, this is what is called ‘systems thinking’. It result in an intergrated development programme.

3. Mastery of sustainable development (lasting change): Given that there are many primary and secondary choices leading to the attainment of the aspiration, the question ‘what next’ leads to formulating a new vision and the same cycle of structural tension is developed, actions evolved and this leads to sustainable development. The structural tension, as explained ahead, in the methodology enhances strategic planning based on the following hierarchy of choices:

Fundamental Choice or Aspiration– is a choice upon which other choices are made. For example: prosperity, peace, health, freedom and happiness.

Primary Choices or Vision- these are choices whose realisation leads to the attainment of the fundamental choices. For example: nutritious food, good housing, land, capital and equipment.

Secondary Choices or Actions– these are choices whose realisation lead to the attainment of the primary choices and ultimately, fundamental choices – For example: the discipline to work hard and intelligently, to search for knowledge and learn.

It is one thing to have a vision and another thing to put food on the table. Vision alone is not enough. Commitment will not lead to effective action. Training in relevant skills (personal mastery) follows as people learn new knowledge and relate differently to themselves, others and tasks at hand. Once all these are mastered, community learning takes place[1] and sustainable change happens:-the secret of rural transformation.

URDT has developed path ways through:

Through ARU the URDT methodology is now taught at University level. This way, we can create more visionary leaders and systems thinkers to enable others to be creators of the live they truly desire.


[1]The people have Shared values, vision and current reality; Shared structural tension; Dealing with world; views/mental models (mind set change); Recognizing the human power (personal mastery); Team learning (building community intelligence); Interconnectedness between different development disciplines (systems thinking)

 

 
URDT held a board of
directors and senior management
retreat from 6th – 7th/Feb/2019.

URDT-ARU holds a staff
conference with an aim of
orienting staff on the core
principles of the organization

URDT institute graduates are
championing entrepreneurship in
the communities

Graduates urged to seek
self-employment during
the African Rural University
4th Graduation ceremony

African rural university
Students clean Kagadi town
streets and market in a move
to keep the Town Council clean

Robert Fritz
Trains Over 200 URDT Staff and
Community Leaders on Visionary
Leadership at URDT

URDT Cervical Cancer project Launched
in Kagadi on the 26th January 2018 at URDT

Government of Uganda praises URDT
for transforming the youth and the country

H.E president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Commissioned the Kagadi Kibaale Media House
On 13th November 2015, at URDT campus

Visit Our Photo Gallery

 

Upcoming Major Events

 
  • Installation and launch of KKC TV at the media house.

  • Launching of the WASH project (construction of micro flush toilets, installation of water purification systems and construction of washrooms) that URDT will implement with support from Rotary international.

Leave a Message

Photos

35,10,0,50,1
2,600,60,1,3000,5000,25,800
90,150,1,50,12,30,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
1,1,1,0,1,40,15,5,2,1,0,20,0,1
URDT and ARU Management has held its Staff Conference for 2019
URDT/ARU STAFF CONFERENCE 2019
URDT/ARU STAFF CONFERENCE 2019
URDT Institute Students during their Welding classes
Institute Hands on
Institute Hands on
View of URDT Campus
Our Campus
Our Campus
Cervical cancer project
Training Cervical cancer nurses
Training Cervical cancer nurses
pupils in their farms
Pupil Managed School Farm
Pupil Managed School Farm
URDT embraces culture
Cultural Asset center
Cultural Asset center
KKCR Acts as a forum for participation and information sharing for rural transformation
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
© 2019 URDT. All Rights Reserved. Home of Innovators In Education & Sustainable Development

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.