ICDL's Mission and Vision


To make a positive impact in people’s lives by promoting and championing transdisciplinary, developmental, relationship-based, respectful, and effective approaches to human development and learning. 


A world where individual differences are embraced and everyone achieves their fullest potential.

We Value

Relationships: We value relationships because relationships fuel development.

Connections: We value the power of emotional connections because connections allow us to enter, share, and expand our world.

Respect: We value each person's unique individual differences.

Leadership:  We value our leadership role in teaching the world about the power of a relationship-based developmental approach.

Results: We value results that have a lasting and empowering impact.


The Developmental, Individual-differences, and Relationship-based (DIR®) framework.

DIR is a powerful framework for understanding how humans develop and learn.  To learn more, click here.