Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Intercultural Development Inventory title

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a tool for assessing and growing your multicultural competency, based in the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC). The IDI begins with individual questionnaires, followed by one or more group workshops with a consultant as well as one-to-one meetings with the consultant.

The IDI emphasizes developmental growth and offers paths to engage more deeply and build one’s own intercultural competence. Its developmental approach is “low-judgment” and makes it clear that we all have something to learn. The online UU Institute program Co-Creating Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Our Congregations is based on the IDI.


Intercultural Development Inventory Program Details
Type Description
Name Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
Author Milton Bennett, Mitchell Hammer
Publishers IDI, LLC
Optimal group size Can be used for individuals, and small-to-large groups. The IDI works best with a specific team within a congregation (e.g. staff team, anti-racism team, hospitality team) that is already engaged in the work of anti-racist multicultural transformation.
Recommendations The IDI is compatible with the UUA's Mosaic Platform but does not always emphasize an anti-racist power analysis. When you use it, share this video from Rev. Julica Hermann DeLaFuente as a supplement that brings together the IDI and anti-racist power analysis.
How to access facilitators To connect with Unitarian Universalist qualified administrators and facilitators of the IDI, contact Rev. Lisa Presley at the UUA MidAmerica Region. The IDI administrators/facilitators are required to be trained and certified by the IDI organization.
Format Online inventory, workbooks, 1:1 meetings, group workshops


Adults, High School Youth, Multiculturalism, Congregational Transformation, Intersectionality, Beginning Anti-Racist Education, Intermediate Anti-Racist Education, Advanced Anti-Racist Education