IDI Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Intercultural Development Inventory

Mayor Horrigan in collaboration with Leadership Akron will host Qualified Administrator training for the Intercultural Development Inventory ® (IDI), October 9-11th at Bounce, Akron’s Center for Innovation 526 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44311.


This tool will help you manage your team members fairly and without any unconscious discrimination by identifying hidden biases and providing guidance to deal with them effectively. There are numerous programs that local employers have implemented to address and or remove barriers that have been created as a result of the historical structural biases that have existed since our country was created.


While many of these programs address the tip of the iceberg around poverty, race relations and sexual orientation, the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. IDI research in organizations and educational institutions confirms two central findings when using the IDI:


• Interculturally competent behavior occurs at a level supported by the individual’s or group’s underlying orientation as assessed by the IDI.
• Training and leadership development efforts at building intercultural competence are more successful when they are based on the individual’s or group’s underlying developmental orientation as assessed by the IDI.


You must be a Qualified Administrator to administer the IDI. We invite you or a representative from your organization to be trained as a Qualified Intercultural Development Inventory Administrator. The cost for this training is $2,200.00 per attendee. Please make sure to register with Leadership Akron by September 30, 2019. Payment is due on October 9, 2019. With this training, you will be able to practically measure your workforce’s ability to intentionally change and adapt as it relates to inclusion and diversity with a developmental approach that is sustainable.


Seats are limited to the first 25 registrants. You can register at IDI Registration.