As cultural demographics change rapidly in communities across the United States, there is evidence of more misunderstanding, miscommunication, conflict, even violence. Consequently, many communities are not only grappling with how to address the issues and concerns of their culturally diverse and minority residents but also stymied on how to create an inclusive, intercultural climate for all kinds of diversity (race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, disability, generation, etc.).
To assist organizations, colleges, universities, K-12 schools, businesses, etc. in strategic planning on diversity, DiversityWorks, Inc. offers a six-hour retreat (in one-day or two-day formats) for managers,administrators, trustees, faculty, executive officers, department heads, etc.
Pauline Kayes, President of DiversityWorks, Inc., has been certified to administer and interpret the Intercultural Development Inventory, developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer and Dr. Milton Bennett, that measures an individual's (or group's) fundamental worldview orientation to cultural differences, and thus the individual's or group's capacity for intercultural competence. As a theory-based test, the IDI meets the standard scientific criteria for a valid and reliable psychometric instrument.