Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), LLC Private Qualifying Seminar

Date: Jun 13, 2018 — Jun 15, 2018
Time: Jun 13: 8:30am–5:00pm | Jun 14: 8:30am–5:00pm | Jun 15: 8:30am–12:00pm
Location: Xerox Conference Room 1500, Simon Fraser University, 515 W Hastings Street
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: US$1,750 plus applicable tax


Vancouver is delighted to host this Private Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), LLC qualifying seminar. IDI offers both public and “private” or customized IDI Qualifying Seminars. Most IDI Seminars are offered publicly and take place in the US. Offering a “private” seminar will afford interested educators in BC easier access to the training while being delivered by an IDI Qualified Administrator.  

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The IDI Assessment is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes and can be administered by licensed IDI Qualified Administrators. Thousands of Qualified Administrators in more than 30 countries have extensively applied the IDI in corporate, non-profit, government, faith-based, and educational contexts.

Attendance at an IDI Qualifying Seminar and consent to a licensing agreement is required to use the IDI Assessment. Participants will receive IDI handouts and materials that include detailed interpretive guidelines, and written descriptions of procedures. During the seminar, participants will:

  • Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
  • Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
  • Practice giving IDI feedback in supportive role-play scenarios
  • Receive training and access to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®)

For more information on the ICS, offered by ICS Inventory, LLC, visit

All participants who complete the IDI Qualifying Seminar are recognized as IDI Qualified Administrators who are licensed to utilize and administer the IDI Assessment.


* Education Professionals from BC public and independent K-12 schools, and public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions and language schools


Mafalda Arias is an instructor for the IDI Qualifying Seminar and a Qualified Administrator of the IDI. She is the founder of Mafalda Arias and Associates. She has used the IDI to assess groups and measure client developmental progress primarily in the mining and mineral exploration industries with corporations, government, industry associations, and service providers. Mafalda was born, raised, and educated in Lima, Peru, and has over 19 years’ experience working in various capacities in private and public companies in the mineral exploration and mining industries in Canada and South America. As a native of Peru, she is bilingual (Spanish/English) and is conversant in French. Receiving an education in various countries and being able to communicate in three languages, coupled with her experience as an immigrant to Canada, has provoked her curiosity and assisted her in discovering intercultural matters. Mafalda has a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Relations at the University of the Pacific in California. She also has a Business Administration degree from the Universidad de Lima in Peru and a post-graduate certificate in International Commerce from ESAN in Peru.

For questions about the IDI Qualifying Seminar, please contact Mafalda Arias at


US$1,750 plus applicable tax. Payment will be made through the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) online payment platform in US funds. BCCIE is only acting as an interlocutor to help bring this IDI Qualifying Seminar to BC.  

Tuition includes: Seminar, seminar materials, individual IDI Profile Report with feedback, customized Intercultural Development Plan, Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®) materials. Coffee/Tea and snacks are provided throughout the 2.5 days. Accommodation, lunch, and dinner are not included.


The seminar begins each day at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14. The seminar will end at 12:00pm on Friday, June 15. Participants must stay at the seminar until 12:00pm on Friday, June 15 to receive their IDI Qualified Administrator (QA) Licensure.


Participants are responsible for locating suitable accommodation and booking their own room(s). While there are numerous hotels located near the venue, we suggest you book your hotel early.


A minimum of 10 registrants is required to hold this IDI Qualifying Seminar. Registration deadline is May 17, 2018. No refunds will be provided after May 17, 2018, but registration may be re-assigned to another colleague until May 31, 2018.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early.


Please register and process payment. Full tuition is due at time of registration.