Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Qualifying seminar - Nov. 28-30, 2017

Memorial University is pleased to host a three-day Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualifying seminar to be held in St. John’s, Nov. 28-30, 2017.

This is a collaborative endeavor between the Internationalization Office and the Department of Human Resources, with funding provided by the Strategic Internationalization Fund. This is a great opportunity for faculty and staff who are interested in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals and groups across campus.

Participants of the program will be required to:

• Participate in all training modules over three-days of training
• Disclose any conflict of interest and respect confidentiality during the program and
• Facilitate a minimum of three IDI sessions per year

This is the first time this program has been offered at Memorial and currently there are qualified administrators of this tool at Memorial. Successful participants will join a group of experienced facilitators and there will be follow-up meetings organized to support trainers and provide opportunities to share resources.

Cost: The total cost to provide the IDI is $2000 per participant and the Strategic Internationalization Fund will subsidize $1250 per participant. The remaining cost of $750 is the responsibility of the participating unit/ department.

To apply: Complete the application form, write a Statement of Interest and submit both documents to Tina Hickey, Employment Equity Office,

For further information about this training opportunity please contact Tina Hickey (

Additional Information: The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.

The IDI Assessment is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes and can be administered by licensed IDI Qualified Administrators. Thousands of Qualified Administrators in more than 30 countries have extensively applied the IDI in corporate, non-profit, government, faith-based, and educational contexts.

Attendance at an IDI Qualifying Seminar and consent to a licensing agreement is required to use the IDI Assessment. Participants will receive IDI handouts and materials that include detailed interpretive guidelines, and written descriptions of procedures.

During the seminar, participants will:

• Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
• Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
• Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
• Practice giving IDI feedback in supportive role-play scenarios
• Receive training and access to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®)
o For more information on the ICS, offered by ICS Inventory, LLC, visit

All participants who complete the IDI Qualifying Seminar are recognized as IDI Qualified Administrators who are licensed to utilize and administer the IDI Assessment.

For any additional information, please visit their website at


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000