Inclusive Professional Framework
The Inclusive Professional Framework (IPF) identifies three core domains - Identity, Intercultural, and Relational - which underlie inclusive professional practices. The IPF provides a set of skills in the three domains that can be applied to inclusive practices across context and roles. These skills also contribute to health and well-being and inclusive climates within institutions and organizations.
Inclusive Professional Framework Overview
Listen to Aspire National Change co-leaders Robin Greenler and Don Gillian-Daniel discuss the Inclusive Professional Framework, its applications, and possibilities for translation to other contexts.
Domain-Based Skill Sets
Developing an awareness of self and others' social and cultural identities, the intersectionality of those identities, and examining the role that identity plays in creating effective learning and working environments.
Developing an understanding of cultural differences in ways that enable effective interactions with others from different racial, ethnic, or social identity groups in both domestic and international contexts.
Building one-on-one connection, trust and relationship through effective communication and relational skills, which support effective interpersonal interaction.
Application to Professional Contexts
The IPF: Faculty promotes student success by providing a set of skills in the three domains - Identity, Intercultural, and Relational - that can be applied to inclusive practices across faculty roles such as teaching, research mentoring, advising, leadership, and colleagueship.
WHY care about the IPF: Faculty? Inclusive environments in faculty careers:
Foster underrepresented group (URG) student success
Close the achievement gap in URG STEM participation
The IPF: Societies promotes STEM culture DEI reform by providing a set of skills in the three domains - Identity Awareness, Intercultural Mindfulness, and Inclusive Relationships, plus a fourth domain - Influential Actions - that is informed by the specific functions performed by the society. This skill set can be applied to inclusive practices across society functions such as governance & leadership, membership, convenings, recognition, and professional development.
WHY care about the IPF: Societies? Professional and disciplinary societies:
Serve broad memberships
Help define disciplinary norms and culture
Inform accrediting bodies
Thus providing “excellent leverage with which to design and promote change" (NAP #11153).