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Intercultural Development Inventory

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assesses intercultural competence –the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15-20 minutes. After taking the assessment, IDI generates profiles on an individual’s intercultural competence paired with an Individual Development Plan (IDP) –a detailed blueprint for the individual to further develop their cultural competence.

The IDI also generates group and organizational intercultural competence profiles. Organizational profiles are used to assess a department or organization's intercultural competence, identify cross-cultural goals and challenges, and provide valuable information regarding how the group IDI’s profile translates into interculturally competent strategies across diverse groups.

Information provided by IDI LLC.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers individual and group IDI coaching for a small fee. IDI coaching sessions are available to students, faculty and staff.

Qualified Administrators

The following on-campus administrators and staff have undergone training to serve on the DSAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrators (IDI QA):

  • Keith Kowalka, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Student Life
  • Michael Crook, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Varselles Cummings, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jamie Gonzales, University Career Services
  • Tina Powellson, Center for Student Involvement
  • JR Rubinsky, Sexual Violence Prevention Education
  • Andrea Trevino, Student Housing and Residential Life
  • Laura Zavala-Membreno, Counseling and Psychological Services