Non-profit organizations use the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) to assess the cultural competency of the organization and individual team members. The IDI includes a tool called the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC). The IDC measures the subject’s mindset towards cultural competency based on one of 5 orientations.
The 5 Orientations of the Intercultural Development Continuum
- Denial Orientation – oblivious to diversity
- Polarization Orientation – critiques diversity
- Minimization Orientation – overlooks diversity
- Acceptance Orientation – understands diversity
- Adaptation Orientation – prioritizes diversity
As your Cultural Competency Navigator, its important to me that you understand how your organization’s orientation along the IDC can have an effect on every facet of your business, from hiring, learning and development, and company culture to marketing, sales and more.
3 Scenarios: IDI & IDC for Non-Profits
Here are 3 scenarios showing how a non-profit organization may approach a business decision based on their IDI assessment and IDC orientation.