Awareness of our own cultural identities and experiences is the first step to becoming more effective cross-culturally. The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) workshop is a powerful experience that helps participants identify personal areas of low cultural understanding and provides examples of ways to improve them. Participants will identify individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas that are fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication and interaction: emotional resilience, flexibility/openness, perceptual acuity, and personal autonomy.
How It Works
In direct response to needs expressed by cross-cultural trainers and teachers for a well-constructed and easily obtainable self-assessment training instrument on cross-cultural adaptability, this inventory was created. It was designed to respond to several needs and practical concerns which are expressed by culturally-diverse and cross-culturally orientated populations and by the trainers and professionals who work with them.
The facilitator set is a set of directions for a Cultural Passport to Anywhere and the Self-Assessment form. Participants explore their own cultural identity and learn to improve their interactions with other cultures. Forty-five steps create an informative, interesting, practical, and fun learning experience. The design includes detailed methods for using the passport, as well as the administration, scoring, profiling, and interpretation of the Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory. This comprehensive and step-by-step guide for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience give you everything needed to facilitate a full-day workshop.
Uses & Applications
The Cross Cultural Adaptability Inventory workshop is a powerful experience that helps participants identify their personal areas of low cultural understanding and provides examples of ways to improve them. Participants will identify their individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas that are fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication and interaction: Emotional Resilience, Flexibility/Openness, Perceptual Acuity, and Personal Autonomy.
- Define the concept of culture
- Raise awareness of participants’ cultural backgrounds and cultural identities, and the part these play in cross-cultural interaction
- Self-assess cross-cultural effectiveness
- Examine expectations and feelings regarding cross-cultural experiences.
- Identify fundamental causes of cross-cultural difficulties, as well as personal characteristics and abilities that support cross-cultural interaction
- Investigate ways to improve cross-cultural effectiveness
- Create commitment to action plans to improve cross-cultural effectiveness
Through this workshop, participants will learn how to:
- Be more successful in cross-cultural interactions
- Participate more effectively in multi-cultural discussions
- Develop readiness for travel or study abroad
- Access their competencies for relocating to another culture
- Improve their productivity as a member of intercultural virtual teams and work groups
- Select and train global leaders
- Contribute to a corporate culture that values and embraces cultural diversity
Product Type: Assessment and workshop
Audience: The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory is designed for multi-national corporations, pre-departure training, and diversity programs.
Time Required: Workshop 4-8 hours. Assessment typically takes 20 minutes to complete and score.
What to Order
Starter Kit: Order One Kit For Up to Five Participants.
Includes the Facilitator Guide and a 5-Pack of Paper Assessments.
Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.
The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory Facilitator Set includes a detailed step-by-step Facilitator Guide with instructions for planning and delivering a full-day learning experience. Also included in the Facilitator Set are samples of the Self-Assessment, the Cultural Passport to Anywhere, and the Action-Planning Guide.
Workbook and Action Planner 5-Pack: Order One for Up to Five Participants.
The Cultural Passport to Anywhere & Action-Planning Guide Set is designed to be used with the Facilitator Guide and Self- Assessment. The set includes the Cultural Passport to Anywhere and the Action-Planning Guide. The Cultural Passport to Anywhere gives participants an opportunity to explore their cultural background and identify the effects of their interactions with persons and situations that are from other cultures. The Action-Planning Guide helps participants develop strategies for implementing changes in their behaviors and attitudes based on the information gained from the Self-Assessment and other workshop activities.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One for Up to Five Participants.
The paper assessment booklet contains instructions for completing the assessment, the assessment items, the scoring form, directions for scoring and charting results, and basic interpretive information.
Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.
The foundation for the workshop, the online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center. A full-color, detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.
About the Authors
The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. We combine the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.