Consulting > Enabling Culture
Foster Intercultural Competence. 
To ensure Inclusion across and within teams. 

Deliverable: The Use of IDI and LIFO Assessments & Intercultural Competence Training to Foster an Enabling Culture

We are trained and licensed to utilize The Intercultural Development Inventory, IDI and Life Orientations ® “LIFO” in order to assess and improve intercultural competence among individuals, teams and organizations. These assessment instruments assist us in fostering inclusion within diversity teams, and idea networks, that is the foundation for effective collaboration and business innovation.

The Intercultural Development Inventory, IDI and IDI Guided Development are registered trademarks of IDI, LLC in the United States and other countries.

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.

Kevin A Carter has obtained a license to use the IDI® from IDI, LLC.

IDI Validation Research can be found here:

          1. Hammer, M.R. (2011). Additional cross-cultural validity testing of the Intercultural Development Inventory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 474-487.
          2. Hammer, M.R. (2009). The Intercultural Development Inventory: An Approach for assessing and building intercultural competence. In M.A. Moodian (Ed.), Contemporary leadership and intercultural competence: Exploring the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations (pp. 203-108). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
          3. Hammer, M.R., Bennett, M.J. & Wiseman, R. (2003). The Intercultural Development Inventory: A measure of intercultural sensitivity. In M. Paige (Guest Editor), International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 421-443.


Life Orientations ® “LIFO” and “Life Orientation” are registered trademarks of Business Consultants, Inc.

Kevin A Carter has obtained a license to use the LIFO Method from The Schultz Company ( the Managers of the Worldwide Network of Licensees and Agents

Life Orientations ® focuses on strengths – on what’s right about leaders, teams and individuals. It begins by identifying your basic orientation to life and work.

Furthermore, it provides pragmatic ways to create high performance by encouraging you to make the most of the strengths you already possess and to appreciate and work with the strengths of others.

Life Orientations ® Training, or LIFO ® Training for short, was created by Dr. Allan Katcher and Dr. Stuart Atkins. Since its inception, LIFO ® Training has benefited over eight million people in more than 30 countries around the world.