Cross-Cultural Adaptability InventoryBy Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. and Judith Meyers, Psy.D.
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 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.
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.
How It Works
The facilitator set is a set of directions for the 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 CCAI. This detailed and step-by-step guide for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience give you everything needed to facilitate a full day workshop.
Assessment and workshop
Workshop: 4 to 8 hours
Assessment: 20 minutes to complete and score
What to Order
Order one facilitator set per facilitator and workbook and self assessment per participant.
Judith Meyers, Psy.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist currently in private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Meyers received her undergraduate degree in secondary English education and a master's degree in education from Temple University. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the former Hahnemann University and Medical College in Philadelphia.
Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. is a human resource specialist and has been an organization development consultant and human relations trainer for more than 25 years. She has a background in experiential design and facilitation, team building and organization development techniques. She has a BA in modern languages, MA in French language and literature and educational psychology, a MHRD in human resource development, and a Ph.D. in professional psychology.