The IDI is widely used in universities, colleges, and school districts with faculty, staff, and students for a variety of programs including faculty and staff development; student assessment and development; and study abroad and other programming.
South Washington County public schools, located in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota, USA, are making progress towards cultural competency, equity, and inclusion through the implementation of the IDI. With thousands of students in dozens of schools, their goal was to collect data to track progress towards creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, with the help of the IDI.
Washington State University Vancouver utilizes the Intercultural Development Inventory with graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators as part of the Building a Community of Equity (BaCE) Program. Established in 2018, BaCE is a signature program and strategic initiative in WSU Vancouver’s institutional imperative to promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. The IDI was chosen because of its cross-cultural validity and reliability, for the developmental focus of the instrument, and for the various ways it can be used, such as a pre- and post-assessment for the 12-hour certificate program. Those who engage with the WSU Vancouver BaCE program are eligible for Individual Debriefs, Intercultural Development Plans (IDPs), intercultural coaching, enrichment workshops, tools, and resources to further develop cultural responsiveness and equity-mindedness.
40+ teachers, administrators, and staff became IDI Qualified Administrators to support project implementation and ensure the longevity of the program.
500+ individuals have taken the IDI. After district leadership took the IDI, the opportunity was gradually offered to school staff and teachers within the district.
The IDI was used with individual and group development to work towards a collective systemic culture that values equity.
Two internal QAs manage administration of the IDI for the BaCE Program - Dr. Obie Ford III, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Elisha Hardekopf, Director of the Building a Community of Equity (BaCE) Program
800+ administrations of the IDI as BaCE pre- and post- assessments, BaCE Summer Pedagogy Academy assessments, and for participants in the BaCE Enrichment series
The IDI has been a useful assessment to understand participants’ primary orientation toward cultural differences and similarities and to evaluate the impact of WSU Vancouver’s various programs
- Established shared meaning and articulated goals
- Integrated offering Individual IDI Debriefs during professional development days to build self-awareness
- Supported individual intercultural development through coaching opportunities
- Used group insights from IDI results to build cultural competency into the curriculum selection process
- Created targeted professional development opportunities to best meet the needs of the staff, based on IDI results
- A robust schedule of BaCE enrichment workshops and offerings each semester
- Theoretical and practical frameworks for equity, intercultural development, antiracism, diversity, inclusion, belonging, love and justice
- Brave, healing, inclusive and safe holding space for self-reflection, intergroup dialogue, skill-building and equity lens expansion
- Culturally sustaining resources and equity-minded tools to build a community of equity, and impact policy, process, practice, pedagogy and people
- Empowerment to activate advocacy and advance equity as a change agent
- Opportunity to earn BaCE certificate and/or other forms of recognition
WSU Vancouver is a recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor that recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. WSU Vancouver has been featured in Insight Into Diversity Magazine for its expansive equity and belonging efforts, including the BaCE program. WSU Vancouver has also been recognized by the WSU System with the Distinguished Service Award for Achievement in Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice for the BaCE Program.
A variety of non-profit organizations use the IDI for individual and small team development to improve intercultural competency.
Large and small corporations use the IDI for individual and small team development as well as large-scale organizational assessment.
The IDI is used in all levels of government agencies to help individuals and groups achieve their intercultural competency goals.