Inclusive Intelligence Framework

Essential Skills Development & Methodology for Positive Impact


The goal of the framework

The Inclusive Intelligence model (iNQ) has been designed to offer training on essential skills that address the complexity of human lives in the dynamics of teams and groups in their specific contexts. In fact, these key competencies are seen as the way forward for successful organisational and societal transformation. For instance, inclusive intelligence makes it possible to include the potential of all, to ensure psychological safety and to work in a coherent way when we involve multiple stakeholders.

The Inclusive Intelligence model (iNQ) therefore supports the management of cognitive diversity as a source of excellence in all learning, teamwork, and collective action. It also considers the context of individuals and organisations to adapt training and measure its impact. Thus, it offers a contextual assessment to support institutions and organisations in choosing the relevant competencies people need to foster positive impact according to their roles and areas of responsibility.

How can we leverage essential skills that will generate positive impact?

Developing the 24 skills can bring the following benefits:

  • Leveraging full potential of people and teams
  • Welcoming diversity of thinking
  • Fostering collective psychological safety,
  • Increasing efficiency in collaboration and partnership,
  • Implementing genuine social responsibility practices.

Inclusive Intelligence methodology

Expressing Requirements
- Needs and specifications
- Contexts and strategies
- Choice of essential skills
- Learning outcomes
Designing Programmes
- Mapping competencies
- Managing career transitions
- Writing educational scenarios
Providing Trainings
- Building inclusive learning spaces
- Tutoring throughout the process
- Humanising the learning experience
Evaluating Impact
- Implementation and positive impact
- Best practices and continuous improvement 
- Consulting and transformation

Dimensions of iNQ

The model is designed around 24 skills, combined within four categories that form a cycle:

  1. Humility
  2. Learning
  3. Social Innovation
  4. Harmony
  • Develop intellectual humility with a balanced positioning within the surrounding environment
  • Welcome others within teams with all their differences to help them reach their full potential
  • Establish equality relationships in a context of dialogue, teamwork, projects or partnerships
  • Establish team cohesion in a position of constant dialogue and detached from any power relationship
  • Foster continuous improvement at a collective level thanks to a nonthreatening awareness of fallibilities
  • Develop mental maps when experiences and feedbacks differ from current ways of thinking
  • Create inclusive learning spaces to ensure access and facilitate the acquisition of social competences
  • Include intercultural competence in learning processes, co-development and co-creation
  • Include cognitive diversity in problem-solving and decision-making
  • Lead and support inclusive teams in a context of continuous transformation by promoting psychological safety
  • Enhance current knowledge by embedding it in a diversity of contexts with appropriate skills
  • Deploy inclusive management and support multidisciplinary teams to develop skills with a positive impact
Social Innovation
  • Federate leaders of urban projects, public and private actors, around a inclusive and solidarity-based approach
  • Map complex systems to design solutions aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Study all stakeholders’ interests linked to a social responsibility project in order to make decisions for the common good
  • Identify social, educational and professional difficulties coming from diversity in order to respond to them in a targeted way
  • Master strategy and design thinking in the management of inclusion and social responsibility projects
  • Create a social innovation incubator with appropriate social participation and Higher Education Institutions
  • Assess an institution/organisation to enhance inclusion and social responsibility
  • Direct strategies, programmes and projects towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Capitalise on the results of policies (social responsibility and inclusion) in a process of continuous improvement
  • Increase the coherency between corporate identity, organisational management and partnership relations
  • Work on group dynamics and identify forms of exclusion to ensure on-going inclusion
  • Develop knowledge transfer essential to social entrepreneurship through intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogues

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