Developing Intercultural Competence to Foster a more Inclusive Organization
“When there is a mix (diversity) of differences in how people interact and experience the world around them (culture), it requires the capacity to recognize, navigate, and bridge the complexities of individuals and groups (intercultural competency) if the goal is to ensure people feel value and engaged (inclusion).” (Intercultural Development Resource Guide, 2016)
To help reach your goals related to Company Culture, Innovation, and Success it is essential that all members of your team develop intercultural competency.
To support this development, Alliance Professional Development offers the Intercultural Development Inventory ® (IDI). This 20 minute online assessment can provide your team with a wealth of knowledge.
The IDI is a theory-based assessment tool that allows individuals and groups to chart their progression along a continuum of cross-cultural competence for the purpose of:
- Individual professional development planning to increase cultural competence
- Group/team feedback to assess strengths and areas of improvement
- Baseline assessments for program evaluation and benchmarking
This validated and reliable psychometric instrument provides a profile of individual and group orientations towards a wide range of cultural differences.
A team or company may wish to have all group members take the IDI. A Qualified Administrator will present and explain the Group Profile, which provides an overview of where the group collectively lies (no individual information) along the continuum. This information can be used as baseline measure to assess the effectiveness on professional development programming (followed by taking the assessment after educational initiatives). The Qualified Administrator can also provide individual assessment results and an explanation of the Intercultural Development Plan.
Individuals may choose to take the IDI for their own professional development planning. Each individual who completes the assessment receives a customized Intercultural Development Plan (IDP) to guide them towards the next stage of intercultural competence.
The results of the assessment and an explanation of the Intercultural Development Plan are provided by our IDI Qualified Administrators.
The cost to take the assessment is $25 per person.
The online assessment takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
The group debrief takes approximately 1 hour. (Separate Cost)
Individual debrief sessions take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. (Seperate Cost)
Contact us today to create a package for your team to measure their cultural competence and determine next steps!