Application to use IDI Debrief Calendar:

IDI Debrief Calendar: 

How to video on using the IDI Debrief Calendar:

IDI Qualifying Seminar Training Application:

Information for Current IDI Qualified Administrators

Thank you so much for the time and resources you and your department have invested in your becoming an IDI qualified administrator.  Many of you have agreed to volunteer at least 5 hours each semester to serve as an IDI debriefer.  

As IDI usage increases across campus it is important that all QAs follow our new protocol for requesting access to the CILMAR IDI Debrief Calendar. Moving forward we require that applications be submitted via Qualtrics prior to the semester in which the debriefings are to take place. Because this is a brand new process we ask that for Spring 2018 applications be submitted no less than 30 days prior.  

The appointments for IDIs are administered through a central calendar, which can be accessed by going to 

For instructions on how to use the IDI calendar, please go to

Purdue now has 100 Qualified Administrators.  For a partial list of names and contact information, please go here.

Are you interested in taking the Intercultural Development Inventory?

Please e-mail  Your department may be willing to pay the fee for the IDI in order to invest in your intercultural development.

Why should I be interested in the IDI?

According to, 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.

In contrast to many “personal characteristic” instruments, the IDI is a cross-culturally valid, reliable and generalizable measure of intercultural competence along the validated intercultural development continuum (adapted, based on IDI research, from the DMIS theory developed by Milton Bennett). Further, the IDI has been demonstrated through research to have high predictive validity to both bottom-line cross-cultural outcomes in organizations and intercultural goal accomplishments in education.

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IDI Qualifying Seminars

CILMAR offers Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) qualifying seminars each fall and spring to Purdue faculty and staff who have a passion for their own and others' intercultural learning and are well-suited and well-situated to debrief and coach others in their intercultural growth.  

According to, attendance at an IDI® Qualifying Seminar and consent to a licensing agreement is required to use the IDI Assessment. Participants will receive IDI handouts and materials that include detailed interpretive guidelines, and written descriptions of procedures. During the seminar, participants will:

  • Receive training and access to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory®
  • Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
  • Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
  • Practice giving IDI feedback in supportive, role-play scenarios

To learn more about the IDI, please go to

To apply for an IDI qualifying seminar on the Purdue campus in order to become an IDI Qualified Administrator (QA), please fill out the application here.

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