The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is similar to assessments like Meyers-Briggs, Strength Finders, and the Enneagram. You’re probably familiar with those. The difference is that those assessments measure aspects of our personality, but the IDI measures intercultural competence.
Intercultural competence is the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural difference and commonality.
The results of personality tests are often fixed and unchanging, but the results of the IDI can change from one season of life to an other. Personal history, education, the communities in which we live, the books and shows and podcasts we consume, our faith practice, and so much more, combine to impact our intercultural competency.
Why Take the IDI?
The IDI is the perfect starting point for you if you’re
- committed to anti-racist work,
- seeking to learn more about people who are different from you,
- invested in justice advocacy,
- functioning in environments where you feel a need to regularly code switch,
- parenting/mentoring/teaching children who want to be kind and just in the world,
- desire peace and mutual flourishing for all people,
- working to build intercultural competence for you and/or your organization.
The IDI is considered “the premier cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence.”
I’m a Qualified Administrator of the IDI. Register to take the IDI and you’ll also receive a one-hour, one-on-one coaching session with me. I’ll go over the results of your assessment and together we’ll map out a customized plan to help you grow in intercultural competence.
How Much Does it Cost? Total cost is $239. Registration includes the assessment, a one-hour coaching session, and a customized plan for you. Members of my Patreon community receive a discount, based on their level of membership.
How Long Does it Take? The assessment takes about thirty minutes to complete.
Can I Take it More Than Once? Yes. It’s a good idea to repeat the assessment from time to time, often annually. We do not recommend retaking the assessment right away in an attempt to “get a better score.”
Can My Group Take The Assessment? Yes. If your book club, PTA, church group, family, organization, or company wants to take the IDI, we are here for you! The costs and logistics vary for this type of assessment and include group as well as individual debriefs and plans. To set up a chat to learn more about group opportunities, please complete this form.
I’m Not Ready. What Can I Do Instead? If you’d like to take a beat and think about it, feel free to check out these resources: This post, about white privilege. This book, ONE: Unity in a Divided World. This ebook, 30 Days to Being Actively Anti-Racist on Social Media.
If you’ve found your way to this page, chances are good you’re ready to take the assessment. I look forward to working with you to begin building the world we all want — the one that’s out there waiting for us.