In an increasingly diverse denomination and world MEA has made a commitment to working towards intercultural competency. One way that MEA works towards this goal is by administering the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®). IDI assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an assessment tool that measures intercultural competence – the ability to engage effectively and appropriately with people who are different than ourselves. The IDI uses a developmental approach, evaluating individuals, groups or organizations as they work toward intercultural competence. This tool can be used to evaluate programs, develop benchmarks, create program plans and provide coaching for leaders – fostering a deeper awareness about power and privilege in any cultural context.
Carlos Romero, MEA executive director is a certified administrator of the IDI. A significant portion of Romero's work is administering this assessment and training to boards and for leadership development workshops.
For more information on the IDI contact Clara Swald at Info@MennoniteEducation.org.
$18 per IDI (per person)
Individual coaching or profile
$60 – 75 per hour
Small group training (1-20
participants; 1 facilitator):
½ Day Training $500
1 Day Training $1000
2 Day Training $2000
Large group trainings (over 20 participants)
require two facilitators. Prices vary depending on group size. Contact a
facilitator for more information.
1-20 Participants $50.00
Cost for transportation, housing and
meals are also the responsibility of the host organization.