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INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT INVENTORY (IDI)
Understand individual and team mindsets to determine levels of comfort with interacting across cultural differences; strategically design content accordingly
ABOUT THE IDI
The Intercultural Development Inventory, or IDI, is the assessment platform from which IDI Guided Development is undertaken to build intercultural competence and achieve educational and organizational goals.
Developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer, the IDI has been psychometrically tested and found to possess strong content and construct validity and reliability across diverse cultural groups. Additional validity includes predictive validity within both the corporate and educational sectors. The IDI has been rigorously tested and has cross-cultural generalizability, both internationally and with domestic diversity.
Psychometric scale construction protocols were followed to ensure that the IDI is not culturally biased or susceptible to social desirability effects (i.e., individuals cannot “figure out” how to answer in order to gain a higher score). From the IDI Resource Guide
WHY THE IDI IS USEFUL
Engaging the IDI process allows individuals to understand their mindsets as it relates to their levels of comfort with interacting across cultural differences. Should an individual (or group) desire, they can increase their levels of Cultural Intelligence (CI) to help them understand, and more effectively interact, across cultures. They do so by understanding where they are on the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC) and seeking to move toward the next orientation/mindset. Your group and individual results remain confidential and will not be shared.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE IDI
Should you engage the IDI process, during your group and individual debriefs, your IDI Administrator will present to you your results, which include:
Perceived Orientation (PO): Where the group or individual places itself along the IDC
Developmental Orientation (DO): How you actually engage difference, as assessed by the IDI
Orientation Gap (OG), or the difference between the PO and DO. A difference of 7 points or more is considered a meaningful gap.
Leading Orientations (LO): Next step to take in further development of CI.
Learn more about the IDI here
HOW CITC ENGAGES THE IDI
When organizations partner with CITC over time (at least 12 months), we encourage participants to take the IDI assessment before we begin programming, and then again toward the end of our contract. Viewing the pre/post results of the group and individual assessments allows us to measure the efficacy of our program. Coupled with DEIB Culture Surveys and interviews, focus groups, and/or town halls, the IDI assists people in understanding where they truly are in the DEIB process, and it helps us bring holistic change to organizations.
Most critically, CITC IDI facilitators factor in a person's personal and social identities and lived experiences when debriefing group and individual results. We do this with an empathetic lens, recognizing that who we are and how we relate across cultural differences can be dependent on our life's circumstances and how we have interacted in private and professional spaces.