Inclusive Leadership Development Model

Dr. Meagan Pollock developed the ILD model as a teaching tool for Engineer Inclusion clients. While the model’s origin is from an engineering leadership context, it is helpful for anyone who aims to develop inclusive leadership practices.

The ILD model aligns three frameworks: 

  1. Katehi, L., Pearson, G., & Feder, M. (2009). The status and nature of K-12 engineering education in the United States. The Bridge, 39(3), 5-10.
  2. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (2020). Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, 2020 – 2021, General Criteria for Baccalaureate Level Programs, Criterion 3. Student Outcomes. https://www.abet.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EAC-Criteria-2020-2021.pdf
  3. Bourke, J., & Espedido, A. (2019). Why inclusive leaders are good for organizations, and how to become one. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2-5.

The alignment yields four components:

This conceptual model provides a method for teaching inclusive leadership that aligns with standardized engineering outcomes and makes visible a pervasive hidden curriculum that perpetuates disparities within engineering.

Mock up of Engineering Leadership Book


Inclusive Leadership Development for Engineers

Citation: Pollock, M., Holly, J., & Leggett-Robinson, P. (2022). Inclusive leadership development for engineers. In M. R. Kendall & C. Rottmann (Eds.). New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 173. Student leadership development in engineering (pp. xx-yy). Wiley.

This chapter presents a standards-aligned, strategy-driven leadership development model for equipping engineering students with skills to appreciate differences in the workplace and to collaborate and lead inclusively. 

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Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

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