The University of Iowa

BGC: Developing Your Intercultural Insight

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 9:00am to 11:00am
University Capitol Centre , International Commons (Room 1117)
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

To register for courses, sign in to UI Employee Self Service, and click the "My Career" tab. Select "Learning and Development", and click on "My Training", and then "Enroll in Courses" on the top left. In "Find a Course" section type "BGC" in the "Course Title" and click "Search Courses".  All of the series' classes begin with the code "BGC" and click "View Details" to enroll in a course.

In this session, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants will need to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) before the session. Participants will have an opportunity to sign-up and attend a follow-up 45 minute meeting with a trained IDI facilitator administrator to receive feedback on their individual profile and discuss their individual development plan for intercultural growth.  

Participants who attend this session will be able to: 

  • describe the intercultural growth continuum and the stages of intercultural development 

  • find out where the IDI indicates they are on the intercultural growth continuum 

  • develop a personal plan for their intercultural growth to be able to work more effectively with international students and scholars

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brandon Paulson in advance at 319-335-0335 or