Civic-Minded Professional

The CMP represents the integration of the following three dimensions

  • Self-Identity
  • Work, Career, Profession
  • Civic Attitudes, Civic Action, Public Purpose

Characteristics of a CMP include:


  • Volunteer and pro bono service opportunities
  • Contemporary social issues, community issues


  • Competency with diversity
  • Consensus building across diverse opinions
  • Participatory civic skills


  • Values voluntary and pro bono service
  • Motivated to serve others
  • Sense of gratitude
  • Social trustee of knowledge
  • Passionate about work
  • Sense of calling, either civic or religious
  • Democratic values

For additional information on research on the CMP, please contact Julie Hatcher at


Hatcher, J. A. (2008). The public role of professionals: Developing and evaluating the Civic-Minded Professional scale. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Pro Quest Dissertation and Theses, AAT 3331248.