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Intercultural Development Inventory

The premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a psychometric instrument that assesses intercultural competence — the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. This 50-item questionnaire is available in 17 languages, can be accessed online and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. After taking the assessment, the IDI generates 1) an Individual Profile Report that outlines the individual’s capacity to shift perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors, and 2) an Individual Development Plan (IDP) – a detailed blueprint for the individual to further develop their cultural competence.

Teams may use the IDI for one or more of the following reasons:

  • to measure the development of intercultural competence in a group over time;
  • to use as a tool to develop, train and/or mentor faculty, staff or students;
  • to solidify a unit’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and objectives; and
  • to use as an instructional tool in the classroom.

Inaugural Intercultural Development Inventory Team

To become a member of the inauagural IDI Leadership team, each team submitted a letter of support and a narrative statement that addressed goals, objectives, challenges, opportunities, historical and current activities in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion. The 2020/2021 teams are:

Each team has until April 2021 to engage with IDI programming. During this time, each unit will complete a pre-assessment, the Intercultural Development Inventory; receive a group composite debrief and orientation; receive individual debriefs (by request); be provided with an Intercultural Development Plan for the leadership team, complete a post-assessment; and participate in an end-of-year closure experience providing space for the pilot participants to share feedback from a leadership perspective with the IDI Champion Team.

Please join us in congratulating our Inaugural IDI Leadership teams!

The IDI Champion Team members:

  • Stephanie Helms Pickett, Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Melvin (Jai) Jackson, College of Education
  • Nikki Price, College of Sciences
  • Maria Almanza, Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Monica Banks, Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Kathy Woodford, Employee Relations
  • Stephanie Davis, Learning and Organizational Development


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