The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
The IDI is a practical and objective assessment tool developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer and Dr. Milton Bennett to measure intercultural competence. The assessment is based on the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by Dr. Bennett. This is a framework for explaining how people respond to cultural differences. The assumption of the model is this: As a person's experience of cultural differences becomes more complex, their ability to successfully navigate in a cross-cultural situation will be enhanced.
The IDI is used by more than 1300 certified IDI trainers worldwide to assist companies, schools, and non-profit organizations as follows:
-as a needs assessment and feedback tool -as a foundation for workshops on intercultural competence -as a tool for personal and professional development
IDI Workshop Participant Comments
"I discovered from taking the IDI that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to working with people from other cultural backgrounds."
"Talking about my individual IDI results during the 1:1 session really helped me understand how I can apply this in my work."
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