FAQs

1. Who uses the IDI Inventory?

The IDI Inventory is used in educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations, to name a few. Click here to see more details on who uses the IDI.

2. Can IDI, LLC come to our organizations to certify selected employees to use the IDI in our organization?

Yes, IDI, LLC is able to come to your school or organization and conduct a “private,” customized IDI Qualifying Seminar. For more details on private seminars, click here.

3. We do not have an IDI Qualified Administrator in our organization and we wish to administer the IDI to all of our employees. How can we accomplish this?

IDI, LLC, offers state-of-the-art consulting, training services, and baseline assessments to help you accomplish this goal.

4. I am in charge of locating an instrument to use in our company-wide diversity and inclusion efforts. What can I present to or provide as a handout to our team regarding the IDI Inventory?

In summary, the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad and inter-ethnic relations within nations. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire, available online and in a paper-and-pencil format that can be completed in 15–20 minutes.

Located on our website is information on our products, and more valuable information to assist you about the IDI.

12 Reasons for using the IDI, The IDI Compared to Other Cross-Cultural ToolsIDI Validation

In addition, you may print out our PDF, Why Should You Consider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)  that is available on our website for your team members.

5. I am interested in administering the IDI to high school students. What age student can take the IDI Inventory?

Reliability analysis of the IDI indicates the IDI is appropriate to use with high school (secondary) students. Also, results from two separate readability analyses indicate the IDI can be used with high school students ages 15 and older.

6. I am interested in using the IDI Inventory to complete my doctoral dissertation. Where can I find this information?
7. Is the IDI Inventory available in other languages?

Yes, the online version of the IDI includes 17 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish.

8. What payment options are available to purchase usernames to access the IDI Assessment?

Our default payment type for all customers is Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Each IDI account is automatically approved to use this payment option once the account is activated.

Other payment options include Invoice and Purchase Order, which are available upon request for Educational Institutions (colleges, universities, K-12, seminaries), Non-Profit Organizations, and Government agencies only.

To request an additional payment option, please send your request via the Contact Form.

9. How is the data collected through the IDI Assessment managed?

The IDI Assessment is owned and operated by IDI, LLC who understands the importance of privacy. IDI, LLC participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. To view IDI, LLC’s privacy policy, click here.

IDI Qualified Administrators are bound by license to ensure confidentiality, privacy, and security regarding access to any data collected from the IDI Assessment and IDI Reports. IDI, LLC keeps IDI Assessment data for a period of five (5) years, and reserves the right to use anonymous data unless a request is made by an individual or an organization to have it removed sooner. It is the responsibility of the Qualified Administrator (QA) to handle all such requests and to remove data per data removal procedures. If a request is made to remove information from the database, it will be permanently deleted and will no longer be accessible to IDI, LLC, the QA, or client.

10. Can I reserve a seat for an upcoming Qualifying Seminar?

If you plan to attend a Qualifying Seminar (or plan to register someone from your organization), simply register for any available public Qualifying Seminar on the Public Dates & Registration page. However, you are only able to reserve a seat by completing the registration with the information of the individual that would be attending as IDI, LLC is unable to “hold a seat” for a future registration. All registrations are subject to the IDI Qualifying Seminar Policies.

11. What is the cost to attend the IDI Qualifying Seminar?

Please refer to the IDI Products, Services, & Pricing page for information on the tuition rates to attend the IDI Qualifying Seminar. You can review more details on the IDI QS Tuition Pricing Structure document.