A variety of non-profit organizations use the IDI for individual and small team development to improve intercultural competency.
The Bush Foundation
To work towards their purpose of inspiring and supporting creative problem-solving, the Bush Foundation knew building intercultural competence would be key to meeting their goals of making the region better for everyone. They first started their work with the IDI to improve the Foundation’s ability to be inclusive and effective in its grantmaking, operations, outreach, and partnerships. This specific work took place during a wide range of internal and external strategic and operational changes. Building on their earlier IDI project, the foundation is now refreshing their overall approach to internal equity work and plans to again use the IDI to help staff understand their own views and tendencies and to provide an organization-wide view of the same.
Utilized the experience of QAs external to the organization to leverage their expertise and intentionally build scaffolding that supported the sustainability of the work
Entire staff of 35 people took the IDI and engaged in post-assessment review and discussion of Intercultural Development Plans (IDPs)
The entire staff engaged with the IDI as a baseline assessment and measurement of organizational development progress
- Create shared language as well as identify and implement learning topics related to the group’s IDI results
- Learn and practice how to recognize and work within different communication and conflict styles
- Revise organization polices like bereavement leave, holidays, and grantee selection processes
- Incorporate individual action towards equity and inclusion into each person’s work plan
- Create an internal equity team to serve as champions for continued learning and development
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.
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.