Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

The IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) is a statistically reliable, valid measure of intercultural sensitivity. Based on Milton Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), the IDI was constructed and tested over a period of three years and has been piloted successfully in both corporate and educational settings.
The IDI is a 50-item, paper-and-pencil instrument which measures five of the six stages of the DMIS. The instrument is easy to complete, and it can generate a graphic profile of an individual's or a group's predominant stage of development. Knowledge of an individual's or a group's predominant orientation toward cultural difference is extremely valuable for personal or organisational needs assessment, for education and training design, and for the evaluation of programme effectiveness.
Two examples of application:
1. Development Training for executives: Along with the computer-generated results, individual interviews will take place. The feedback could be a written report by the assessor or an oral feedback.
- Prior to an overseas assignment
- Leading a multicultural group
- International Project Management

2. The group profile of a multicultural team helps to establish the needs of the team prior to the training so that the training can focus on the specific problem areas of the group.
- Focused training
- Team and Trust Building
- Conflict Resolution Training

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