Date: October 4, 2021
On Friday, I had my IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) debrief. In this year’s Intercultural Competency training course (where I joined all the juniors, many new employees — and some old ones), we took the IDI before the course and then had the opportunity of a debrief with a specialist in interpreting the data anytime after the course.
It was a rich and important conversation. It was a real invitation to learn about oneself, one’s values, and one’s aspirations. Like almost everyone, my perception of myself was better than the reality. And some exercises were suggested for reflection.
I do encourage all those who took the test to have this thirty-minute debrief. In the end, this is one of those rare opportunities where one can really think about how we come across to others. Please step reverently into this space and be grateful.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President