What our clients are saying about Fit Oshkosh's IDI consulting: "Upon recommendation of a board member, I contacted Fit Oshkosh to begin our leadership team’s journey in learning about racial equity. We started with the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) for each leadership team member; the assessment came with an individual one-on-one follow-up meeting, as well as a group follow-up discussion. I remember the results of my own assessment were surprising to me, and slightly confusing, at first. However, what’s fantastic about the IDI is that it provides a learning “road map” with your results, including very clear ways you can further your journey. We additionally engaged Fit Oshkosh to conduct bias awareness training for our leadership team, and it proved eye-opening, challenging and instructive.
The results are: I have seen behaviors change on our leadership team, and have witnessed a greater awareness of how words and actions impact others. Fit Oshkosh has given us practical tools to engage in difficult conversations about race with each other, and outside of our organization. Our organization now plans to increase diversity via hiring but also plans to make diversity, equity and inclusion a part of its Strategic Plan starting in 2019. This means true culture change!
Personally: I am more aware of how I not only minimized other people’s cultures, but was subconsciously actively working to minimize my own. I am now learning about other cultures at every turn. My life is changed. I am forever indebted to Tracey and her team. - ” Rebecca L., former Director of Talent at CAP Services, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. What is an IDI assessment: The Intercultural Development Inventory™ (IDI) is a valid and reliable assessment of an individual or group’s ability to exercise intercultural competence. The IDI is based on Milton Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) and research conducted by Mitchell Hammer. The inventory has been used successfully since 1998 in corporate, academic, and other settings to focus individual coaching and action-planning, to guide multicultural team development, and to conduct program evaluation and other research.
Fit Oshkosh, Inc. provides small and large group training sessions to employee groups and individuals to support implementation of developmental action plans derived from participation in the IDI assessment and consultation. Individual Profiles and Developmental Plans for the IDI are available for the purpose of increasing self-awareness and understanding one’s own developmental stage of intercultural sensitivity, to prepare oneself for more effective interaction in a culturally diverse setting, and to identify ways to enhance one’s multicultural or intercultural skills. Individual administration and follow up interpretation of the IDI are conducted in a “face-to-face” context across at least two to three sessions.
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The initial session may be done within a group setting. The meeting allows administrators to inform participants of the confidentiality of their individual responses and profiles, inform them of the developmental goal setting nature of the assessment vs. performance evaluation, and to conduct a brief exploration with participants regarding what hopes, challenges and fears they may have regarding their multicultural or intercultural development and assessment. Technical questions are also answered regarding how the IDI program is administered.
Group members or individuals are then registered for the online assessment and subsequent to completion, are given their private results along with an individualized intercultural development plan for their review. A face to face (or phone or web-based) meeting is then scheduled with each participant to explain their individual IDI profile within the context of the DMIS, with emphasis on goal setting and action planning for the individual (1-hour session). Following the individual meetings, and if relevant, a group meeting is scheduled to review (anonymous) aggregate results and to begin an iterative process of institutional assessment, goal setting, and the creation of metrics for change (2-hour session). Follow-up training and consultation on targeted areas may be contracted for by the individual or within a cohort or institution, to address areas of need identified by the IDI assessments. In addition, alternative scheduling for the administration and interpretation of the IDI can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of the institution.
Cost is assessed per number of participants and includes the cost of the copyrighted assessment materials, the group orientation, the administration and interpretation of each IDI, the face-to-face individual sessions as well as the follow-up group review and goal-setting session.
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