The Intercultural Development Inventory

What is the IDI?

Cultural Intelligence is the ability to function effectively across various cultural contexts. – Resilient Ministry


The IDI is a highly researched, well respected, and widely used online self-evaluation tool. It effectively helps individuals, groups, and organizations understand their intercultural capabilities. It helps people understand how they process cross-cultural interactions and allows them to gain a realistic and accurate picture of where they are on a “continuum of development” in their intercultural abilities. Because one’s intercultural competence can change and grow with intentionality, training and interaction. the IDI also provides an individualized Intercultural Development Plan.

How it can be used to foster growth in intercultural awareness:

      • Group setting – staff, session, church planting launch leadership team – in a team debrief of group results with a goal of gaining insights on ways to move forward a a group in this area
      • Individual debriefs – personalized feedback and clarification on results
      • Development plan – provided after personal debrief to be used over time with coach, partner, or on your own

For more information on using the IDI, please contact Ann Powers at