The IDI is the Intercultural Development Inventory. All CAs and PAs on campus as well as A/RHDs took the assessment and we had a session that discussed the overall results of our department. I will not get into great detail about the assessment, but I did come away somewhat frustrated. I felt like some questions that I had did not get answered so I will have to do some follow-up assessment. Feel free to give me a call and I'll let you know my questions. There is also a website to check out.
In the afternoon, we played Boxers or Briefs with members of Senior Staff. This was fun. I did not win, but I managed to connect with a few folks on answers. We also played the "Tap Game". If you are unfamiliar, a group gets is a circle, sits down and closes their eyes. A few members of the group are pulled out of the circle to participate. A facilitator reads a statement such as, "Tap someone who you feel is a good leader." Those outside the circle would tap the folks that, for them, fit that statement. I enjoy this activity (it sometimes even makes me cry).
I highly recommend this activity as a closure activity. Some thoughts as I reflect on today's "tap game" and those I've done before:
- I have been surprised to be "tapped" for areas where I assume that I wouldn't.
- Similarly, I have gone "tapless" for statements where I thought I would be tapped multiple times.
- I always fear how people who receive few taps feel about this game. That is one drawback to the activity.
- When your colleagues are highly skilled, you often find yourself tapping many people for many statements.
- It really hurts to keep your eyes closed for that long :).
- I was invited to WURHA 2007 as a Conference Guest. Score!