The Intercultural Communication Institute offers qualifying seminars for both of the Kozai Group's intercultural assessment tools: the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) and the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI). 

Continuous Learning

 

This dimension assesses interest and general curiosity about people from other cultures as well as interest in gaining better self-understanding. To appreciate and understand those who are different from us, we need to be willing and motivated to learn about them and their culture. In addition, to set a good foundation for interacting effectively with them, we also need to understand ourselves well, including our values, beliefs and behavioral tendencies.

 

Interpersonal Engagement

 

This dimension evaluates interest in understanding other peoples and places in the world and developing and maintaining relationships with people who are different from us. Developing positive relationships with people who are not like us depends in large part on our interest in learning about and from them. The more we learn about the world around us, other peoples, their backgrounds, the issues they face, and so forth, the more we are able to effectively work with people who are culturally different from us.

 

Hardiness

 

Interacting with people who differ from us culturally entails psychological effort. This effort, in turn, often produces varying levels of stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and sometimes fear. To interact effectively with those who are different from us requires an ability to cope with these psychological and emotional stresses. Coping can be accomplished by having a natural resilience to stress and also by better understanding the nature of the differences. Understanding differences increases our confidence, enables us to find more common ground, and decreases the psychological effort involved when interacting with people who differ from us.

 

 

*The IES is available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Continuous Learning

 

This dimension assesses interest and general curiosity about people from other cultures as well as interest in gaining better self-understanding. To appreciate and understand those who are different from us, we need to be willing and motivated to learn about them and their culture. In addition, to set a good foundation for interacting effectively with them, we also need to understand ourselves well, including our values, beliefs and behavioral tendencies.

 

Interpersonal Engagement

 

This dimension evaluates interest in understanding other peoples and places in the world and developing and maintaining relationships with people who are different from us. Developing positive relationships with people who are not like us depends in large part on our interest in learning about and from them. The more we learn about the world around us, other peoples, their backgrounds, the issues they face, and so forth, the more we are able to effectively work with people who are culturally different from us.

 

Hardiness

 

Interacting with people who differ from us culturally entails psychological effort. This effort, in turn, often produces varying levels of stress, uncertainty, anxiety, and sometimes fear. To interact effectively with those who are different from us requires an ability to cope with these psychological and emotional stresses. Coping can be accomplished by having a natural resilience to stress and also by better understanding the nature of the differences. Understanding differences increases our confidence, enables us to find more common ground, and decreases the psychological effort involved when interacting with people who differ from us.

 

 

*The IES is available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Intercultural Communication Institute

 8835 SW Canyon Lane, Suite 238 

Portland, OR 97225 

Phone: 503-297-4622

 ici@intercultural.org 

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