The Inclusivity Pathway Training (IPT) is a training specifically designed to assist people in the development and strengthening of their abilities to facilitate inclusive learning and working environments. Diversity and inclusion remain constant stumbling blocks in our (educational) institutions. In spite of the many interventions, our academic world has not been able to manage diversity and inclusion effectively. Teaching staff, but also regular staff remain actively in search of concrete useable tools.
Current approaches tend to address the obvious, clearly visible issues, but like the iceberg of McClelland it is the large underlying structures that maintain and make it so hard to implement change.
The IPT addresses the basic skills that are necessary to successfully engage inclusion in any type of activity. The IPT consists of a series of trainings based on 12 thematic skills; some of which include save/brave space; making a connection with the story of the other; learning to recognize exclusion mechanisms; and transformation. The activities used as methodology stem from a variety of fields including theater, cognitive psychology, psychodrama, etc.
The program was designed by Aminata Cairo, Ph.D., but with the support of an NRO subsidy grant has been further developed in collaboration with The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University, and InHolland University of Applied Sciences.