Understanding cultural differences among our neighbors—and commonalities—allows us to grow as a community.
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) tool assesses an individual’s mindset and skill set toward cultural difference and aims to facilitate cooperative conversations and actions directed toward growth and development rather than judgment and resistance.
The YWCA of the Great Lakes Bay Region will be offering this tool in conjunction with a learning program to local organizations starting in 2021. After assessments are conducted, the YWCA will create individual plans for further study to develop cultural competence.
This December, the Bay Area Community Foundation staff began the pilot program in order to integrate findings into our work.
During the second cycle of grant funding, the YWCA received a $4,000 grant from the Community Initiative Fund to support the training needed for staff to run this program.
The YWCA hopes to offer these DEI Solutions to fifteen organizations with assessments and plans in 2021.