The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. ¹ For a summary of the validity testing of the IDI, click here. The IDI can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
- Individual assessment in coaching, counseling situations
- Group analysis in teambuilding efforts
- Organizational-wide needs assessment for training design
- Program evaluation to assess the effectiveness of various interventions
The IDI is a 50-item, theory-based instrument that can be taken either in paper and pencil form or online. The IDI is currently in fifteen languages (Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish). Translations from the English-language version were completed using rigorous "back translation" scientific protocols to insure both linguistic and conceptual equivalency. The instrument is easy to complete and it can generate an in-depth graphic profile of an individual's or groups' predominant level of intercultural competence along with a detailed textual interpretation of that level of intercultural development and associated transitional issues.
In order to use the IDI effectively and appropriately, individuals need to attend an intensive, IDI Qualifying Seminar (IDI QS) conducted over three days and consent to a licensing agreement. For more information on the IDI Qualifying Seminar, click here.
Currently, there are over 1400 Qualified IDI v3 Administrators who are actively using the IDI with thousands of profit, nonprofit, educational and government organizations. These individuals attended the IDI Qualifying Seminar and are engaged in cutting-edge coaching, teambuilding, needs analysis, program evaluation and research efforts that incorporate the IDI as a primary assessment tool. For more information on who is currently using the IDI, contact the IDI, LLC at 443-664-5350 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1- For a full description of the development of the IDI, see: Hammer, M.R., Bennett, M.J. & Wiseman, R. (2003). The Intercultural Development Inventory: A measure of intercultural sensitivity. In M. Paige (Guest Editor), International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 421-443. (Science Direct).