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Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Webinar

Developing intercultural competence is a core capability in the 21st Century and involves cultural self-awareness, understanding the experiences of people from diverse communities, and the capability to adapt one’s mindset and behavior to bridge across difference. This webinar will discuss a tool, the IDI, which is used world-wide to assess an individuals and groups’ intercultural sensitivity to cultural difference. The discussion will include: 1. a review of the Intercultural Development Continuum and the validity of the IDI; 2. a discussion of cross-cultural goals and challenges; 3. a discussion of key results and implications from the IDI Assessment; and recommendations for developing intercultural competence.


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