The ability to communicate with, understand, and work with people of various different backgrounds, values, world views and behaviors is critical to achieving:
Why does this matter?
"A supportive climate can help students develop a sense of belonging, which is an important - perhaps a prerequisite - element of student motivation. [...] A supportive classroom climate promotes students' sense of belonging, and their sense of belonging promotes their academic achievement." (Dewsbury & Brame, 2019)
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence. This is a tool to measure intercultural competence along the validated Intercultural Development Continuum (adapted, based on IDI research, from the DMIS theory developed by Milton Bennett). It's a program to assess where you currently are with these skills, and move toward professional growth through an individualized Intercultural development plan.