Co-Lab™ Research Institute
Awach (Uganda) Parish
Partnership and Love in Action
Your vision and corresponding business plan that invites community leaders to become partners and establish interdependent community strategic partnerships throughout the world is clearly achievable.
These partnerships carry the word of God in a way that it can be integrated into the lives of all people and supported by those dedicated to serving God.
I am both delighted and honored to be a lead influencer in this global movement in my Archdiocese of Gulu.
Queen Assumed into Heaven Parish,
Awach (Uganda) Co-Lab™ Journey:
Watch as Dr Richard Jorgensen and Sister Dolly Apio summarize the facilitation and her first introduction to the AdR and AdI Thinking and Behavior Dynamic Relational Models. See her enthusiasm, excitement, surprise and gratitude for learning.
Uganda Co-Lab SOS Training: A Flower of Love Grows a Garden For Commerce...
Enjoy the adventures of a young Catholic Nun in Africa as she commits to God and joins a Seasoned Catholic Priest as her Shepherd and a Wise Old Powerful Godly Man as her Mentor to guide her in rebuilding her community, her tribe, and her country in Uganda.
Watch as Dr. Richard Jorgensen briefs Father Santo on the initial workshop and support book overview as the Uganda Co-Lab™ begins to implement the first classes for the people of Awach Parish, Uganda.
Watch as Father Santo expresses gratitude for learning about perspective and environment; Richard Jorgensen expresses fulfillment and dedication.
The Tools for Ethical Technology Arrive in Awach. Watch as Father Santo and Dr. Richard Jorgensen discuss building Value-based Commerce. Father Santo expresses his deep gratitude and shares a sense of fortified commitment.
Fr. Santo reflects on the contributions of Richard Jorgensen, Ph.D. (hc), and the organization he leads (AwareComm®), to his dream of a thriving, community-serving Parish in Awach, Uganda.
Watch as Father Santo and Dr. Richard Jorgensen discuss how spiritual principles are at the root of Co-Lab™ Commerce, with free will, reason and intention being at the center.
Building Adaptive Intelligence in Teams for Awach
In his letter, Fr. Santo discusses the Co-Lab™ investing in Awach with an aim to move the Awach community from being donor dependent to self-reliant.
The Sisters of Awach Parish discuss their means of survival in the time of the COVID-19 panic and subsequent lockdowns. They spent time online with Dr. Richard Jorgensen via Microsoft Teams and learned about the principles of Value Based Commerce in the Uganda Co-Lab™.
Watch as Dr. Richard Jorgensen reviews the basic architecture of Co-Lab™ Commerce with Father Santo of the Awach Parish in Northern Uganda.
Watch as Father Santo discusses the significance of music and dance and how they are both expression of the richness of Acholi Culture. Additionally, he and Dr. Richard Jorgensen discuss the difference between meditation vs contemplation.
Watch as Father Santo discusses African cultures and how commerce develops cultures. He acknowledges Dr. Richard Jorgensen’s contribution and legacy with an honorary monument.
Fr. Santo writes to discuss the COVID-19 quarantine centers (one on the Parish property, and one bordering the property), assigned by the local government, which have put him and the Sisters at risk and blocked his safe access to the only fresh water supply on the Parish grounds.
On Father’s Day 2021, the Uganda Co-Lab™ held its first lesson for Sister Agnes and Sister Dolly of the Awach Parish. This was co-facilitated by Dr. Richard Jorgensen and Father Santo. Following this discussion, Father Santo lent his observations and contributions to this Co-Lab™ experience.
Sisters Agnes and Dolly reflect on their individual experiences of the Uganda Co-Lab™ Lesson 1 post introduction discussion and the associated technology and methodology behind it all.
Co-Lab™ Class Discussion
Lesson 1 Topics
- Christ's Teachings include What and How
- Power of Symbolistics and Models
- Philosophy and Principles Behind DRM™
- Mistakes are Opportunities to Learn
- Turn Experiences into Lessons
- Learn to Apply and Transfer Wisdom
- Available Grandpa - Acceptance, Understanding and Forgiveness
Sisters Agnes and Dolly share their initial responses to the Uganda Co-Lab™ Lesson 1 content including a discussion on Power and Wealth and Adaptive Intelligence (AdI™).
Fr. Santo discusses the next set of COVID-19 restrictions imposed on the Ugandans by their government. He also describes the cultural breakdown as a result of technology, fear and social conditioning.
Fr. Santo writes to share about the reality and impact of the end of individual confession as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
In his reflection on the Opening Lesson to Awach Women Fr. Santo shared his understanding of the differences between psychology and philosophy. He also shares his understanding and the importance of the Entrepreneurial Mindset that is cultivated within the Co-Lab™.
Listen as Fr. Santo acknowledges Dr. Richard Jorgensen for his wisdom and leadership as they partner to rebuild a community in Awach, Uganda. Also, read Fr. Santo's notes for his Communication Day Homily.
Listen as Fr. Santo shares about the value he received from the Co-Lab™ meeting discussing poverty and the family.
Watch as Fr. Santo comes to the Uganda Co-Lab™ meeting in the Awach Parish with his lights on for the first time, powered by the new Uganda Co-Lab™ Project generator. Facility power is part of the basic commerce package for developing communities.
Listen as Fr. Santo acknowledges Dr. Richard Jorgensen for his wisdom and leadership as they partner to rebuild a community in Awach, Uganda.
Fr. Santo writes to discuss building Responsible Commerce and Community Solidarity in Awach and about how the Co-Lab™ Technology and Methodology provide an architecture for building a pathway for effective leadership and entrepreneurship.
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SOS Training Material
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Awach Co-Lab™ Visionary Development
As the Uganda Co-Lab™ (Awach) members collaborate, learn and apply the value they discover through participation in the Co-Lab™, they continue to experience how the application of Adaptive Intelligence (AdI™) Methodology becomes Attainment for themselves and their community.
Phases/Methodology + Skilled Guidance = Attainment
The Co-Lab™ provides a series of lessons to help develop visionaries. The individuals engaged in this process work through a series of lessons/phases to practice the methodology of Visionary Development.
The Lesson Series (Phases - Methodology) begins with Interest, then Engagement, then Goal-setting, and so on... Completion of the Lesson Series leads to the Attainment of Trust, the ability to Dream, acceptance of Challenges, and so on...
Follow Father Santo as he is guided through this process with Dr. Richard Jorgensen in the Uganda Co-Lab™.
This marvelous achievement...
Let's trace our steps of how we got here.
Fr. Santo acknowledges Dr. Richard Jorgensen and his family for their support in his transition to, and final acceptance of, the assignment of Parish Priest for the Queen Assumed into Heaven Parish - Awach, Uganda.
Dr. Richard Jorgensen left Fr. Santo with an important question regarding the levels of poverty and inequity of his people in Uganda. Fr. Santo tells of a high illiteracy rate as a principle limiting factor in the on-going state of poverty. He promotes healthy family life as a place to begin in the restoration of self-sufficiency for his people.
Fr. Santo shares the insight and experience he attained through the shepherdship of Dr. Richard Jorgensen and acknowledges his dedication to the vocation of relieving poverty, challenging injustice and providing decent living conditions for all.
Archdiocese of Gulu Co-Lab™ Journey:
Father Santo Ojok's Background