IES Workshop

July 22, 2018, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) evaluates competencies critical for effective interaction with people from different cultures. The IES is designed for higher education faculty and administrators, trainers, consultants, and coaches who want to expand their abilities to work with students in university programs as well as lower level managers or employees in profit and nonprofit organizations to develop intercultural effectiveness or competencies.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the different types of intercultural assessments and the specific role of the IES
  • Understand why the IES is a credible instrument and be able to communicate this to others
  • Understand different applications of the IES
  • Confidently interpret the IES results as a diagnostic tool
  • Help individuals develop an effective Personal Development Plan based on their IES profile


  • 8:30-9:00 — Arrive
  • 9:00-12:00 — Morning Session
  • 12:00-1:00 — Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 — Afternoon Session


Pre-Arrival Assignments

  • Complete the IES, 15-20 minutes
  • Complete the pre-reading, 45 minutes

During the Workshop

  • Homework, 1-2 hours


  • Recruit a test group — 3 colleagues to administer the IES within 3 weeks of the workshop, 4 hours

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D. is the director of Intercultural Assessment for the Intercultural Communication Institute where he supports individuals and organizations from around the world in assessing and developing global leadership and intercultural competence.