INT experience has been a unique path to my social, spiritual and professional transformation. Prior to my enrolment in INT, I undertook leadership courses at the university and as part of capacity development at numerous NGOs that I worked for. However none of these training matches the experience at the INT.
INT opened my eyes to the practical aspects of being an oakseed- a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour in my sphere of influence. This changed the way I approach my assignments in the work place from mostly personal satisfaction to a national and continental outlook. It was because of my INT experience that I got the boldness to move out of my comfort zone and into a new work space which I believe God has called me into.
Through Oak Seed Executive Course offered by INT (whose core values are- Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Excellency), I have been able to identify that what had always bothered me is a problem that needs a solution. INT, therefore, helped me realize that I could be the solution.
My favourite INT book was, ‘Good To Great.’ by Jim Collins. It was interesting to learn about the characteristics of companies that had transitioned successfully through the ages, as a result of their deployment of disciplined people engaged in disciplined thought and disciplined action.
I was in the very first INT class in 2009. My journey with INT has been one of faith, excitement and challenge. The lectures, interactions with colleagues and the journey of actualizing my project all challenged my faith in God and in the purpose for my life.
Since 2008, INT has trained close to 600 leaders who are now spread in many of Uganda’s work places and international institutions. Whereas individuals can be trained and can work individually to improve their institutions, the real power of this force is harnessed when these individuals come together to complement, network and support each other.
Institute for National Transformation is an ideal place and home for living my vision and mission. My signing up for this course compounded the ideals that I always
upheld of living by biblical based principles. It is fundamental to note that for national transformation to happen our values need to be addressed but the beauty is that if there are from a biblical perspective it is eternal truth that will last a lifetime.
Joining INT, I realized the diversity that dwelt both within the students and the facilitators alike. The main click for me was the Tippu Tippu session that showed how African had they themselves been the source of their own problems and only we Africans would rise to the challenge to liberate our continent. That was the moment I knew I was in the right place.
As I Engage with the OSELC, I have learned that I am a solution to problems. The burden is God given and it’s for me to make it light. Seeing myself as a part of and a contributor to National Transformation has been a game changer in my life. Leadership has been redefined and I have started my journey to becoming a Level 5 leader. I have determined to buy the future with every choice I make today.
I joined INT when I was searching for something greater in my life – something that would have an impact beyond what I was doing in my job at the time. I had heard of INT and I looked for it. Nobody sought me out. INT transformed me. My world view about my role in National transformation was not just for some people, policy makers, government officers who are mandated for it, but it was for everyone, and I needed to do my part.