Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory Online Assessment

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Awareness of our cultural identities is the first step to being more effective cross-culturally amongst our peers. The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) workshop is a powerful experience in helping participants identify personal areas of low cultural understanding. Participants will also identify individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication.

How It Works

The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) workshop helps participants identify individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas. Skill areas fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication and interaction:

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility/openness
  • Perceptual acuity
  • Personal autonomy

The Facilitator Guide is a set of directions for your Cultural Passport to Anywhere and the Paper Assessment. 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.

Uses and Applications

The main goal of the CCAI is to increase the ability of participants to interact with people from other cultures, and to:

  • Define the concept of culture
  • Raise awareness of cultural backgrounds and cultural identities
  • Self-assess cross-cultural effectiveness
  • Examine expectations and feelings regarding cross-cultural experiences
  • Identify fundamental causes of cross-cultural difficulties
  • Investigate ways to improve cross-cultural effectiveness
  • Create commitment to action plans that improve cross-cultural effectiveness

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • 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 an intercultural team
  • Select and train global leaders
  • Contribute to a corporate culture valuing cultural diversity

Also see the classroom version of this assessment.