What is Intercultural Competence?

lntercultural competence is the ability to function effectively across cultures, to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds. Intercultural competence is a valuable asset for increasingly globalized workplaces where we are more likely to interact with people from different cultures and countries who have been shaped by different values, beliefs and experiences.

Why choose the IDI?

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the leading cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence used by thousands of individuals to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. The results are actionable. The results are practical. The results are developmental.

What Is Involved?

The IDI is a 50-item questionnaire that requires approximately 10–20 minutes to complete. The IDI tool generates profiles of an individual’s capability for shifting cultural perspective and adapting behaviour toward cultural differences and commonalities—it measures intercultural competence.

The IDI® measures an individual’s level of intercultural sensitivity along the Intercultural Development Continuum®. This is based on the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, a renowned and widely respected developmental model created by Dr. Milton Bennett. The Intercultural Development Continuum® theorizes that individuals progress through specific phases of development in their understanding of the complexity of cultural similarities and differences. Each position along the continuum represents an increasingly complex understanding of cultural differences, allowing increasingly sophisticated and engaging experiences with people of other cultures.

  • IDI questionnaire
  • IDI individual debrief/coaching sessions (online via Zoom)– up to 75 minutes in duration
  • Personalized profile report containing your personal IDI scores
  • Six-month development plan tailored to your level of development

The price of the IDI assessment package is $599.00 plus applicable taxes.

Terms Conditions

  • All fees are in Canadian Dollars.
  • All sales are considered final.
  • CCDI Consulting Inc. does not process returns or refunds.
  • CCDI Consulting Inc. does not accept corporate credit cards or non-Canadian credit cards. We do not accept cash, debit, cheques, money orders, etc., for Open Enrollment Services.
  • Purchase includes Intercultural Competency Inventory assessment, Individual Profile Report, Intercultural Development Plan, and a 75-minute online facilitated discussion with an IDI Qualified Assessor.
  • It can take up to 5 business days to receive the access information for the IDI assessment tool. If you do not receive your login instructions by email within 5 business days, please contact onlinesales@CCDIConsulting.ca.

By submitting the registration form, you agree to the terms and conditions.

This registration form is for individuals only.

You can learn more about IDI for groups, teams, or organizations.

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