Assessing Intercultural Competence
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About the Event
· Are you curious about your intercultural skills and how to develop them?
· Are you contemplating taking an assessment that measures intercultural competency
· Are you interested in acquiring or re-assessing your intercultural baseline?
· Are you wondering about the Intercultural Development Inventory assessment (IDI)?
· Are you considering using an assessment tool in your organization or training practice?
Intercultural competence within the intercultural field is a growing practice, and there are a number of different assessment tools available. Assessment helps establish a baseline and it also allows for conversations around intercultural barriers, etc. etc. This session is for people who are interested in acquiring or re-assessing their baseline and moving forward along their intercultural competence journey, or are considering using an assessment tool in their organization or training practice.
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a reliable and validated set of 50 multiple-choice questions formulated to provide a group or an individual with insight and information about their mindset/skillset regarding cultural difference and commonality. The IDI questionnaire takes about 20–30 minutes to complete.
Prior to the IDI workshop, participants will individually take the IDI. Then, during the workshop, the participants will learn more about the continuum and will receive a summary of their group’s specific IDI. As the IDI describes intercultural development as a continuum, the summary will also provide suggestions for strategies and activities to further develop appropriate adaptations to cultural differences, recognizing commonalities between ourselves and others. Success in achieving goals to adapt in culturally appropriate ways with diverse individuals and groups is better served when there is a deeper understanding of culturally-learned differences. A discussion will follow on considerations for using intercultural assessments.
Participants who would like to understand their own individual IDI summary following the workshop can choose to have a confidential one-to-one conversation with a qualified administrator. Names and individual results will not be discussed during the group session.
To learn more about the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), please watch this 3.5 minute video
Further details about the development and use of the IDI can be found here:
*We regret that the workshop fee is non-refundable.
**The individualized de-brief will be scheduled with a facilitator at a mutually agreeable date and time between 15 October and 15 November, 2020.