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Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory

Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory
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Awareness of our own cultural identities and experiences is the first step to becoming more effective cross-culturally.

Overview

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.

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The CCAI is designed for multi-national corportations, pre-departure training, and diversity programs.

CCAI’s insights into successfully adapting to new situations, people and customs can be used for:

  • Promoting multi-cultural discussions in a training setting
  • Assisting individual self-selection for international business assignments
  • Developing readiness for travel or study abroad
  • Counseling individuals considering life changes involving other cultures
  • Improving the effectiveness of intercultural virtual teams and work groups
  • Selecting and training global leaders
  • Building and sustaining a corporate culture that values and embraces cultural diversity

The Facilitator’s Guide is a set of directions for the Cultural Passport to Anywhere and the CCAI Self-Assessment form. Participants explore their own cultural identity and learn to improve their interactions with other cultures. 45 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.

The CCAI Self-Assessment compares an individual’s scores on the four CCAI dimensions and will help identify strengths and weaknesses when it comes to interacting with other cultures. The purpose of this inventory is to help assess an individual’s adaptability to living in another culture and to interact effectively with people of other cultures.

Awareness of our own cultural identities and experiences is the first step in becoming more effective cross-culturally. The CCAI Self-Assessment compares an individual’s scores on the four CCAI dimensions and will help identify strengths and weaknesses when it comes to interacting with other cultures.

The Workbook and Action Planning Guide is where participants can take the knowledge they’ve gained during the workshop activities and make a commitment to applying what they’ve learned to their interactions with other cultures.

Product Type

Facilitator Set, Self-Assessment (print), Self-Assessment (online)

Time Required

The CCAI takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and score. You can expand the learning into a 2 – 7 hour session. The results must be charted by the participant so time should be allowed for that.

Norms

Based on a total of 653 male and female subjects from diverse cultural and occupational backgrounds.

Use With

Multi-national corporations, expatriates, study-abroad, pre-departure training, immigrants, diversity programs, university classes on cross-cultural issues.

The CCAI self-assessment is available in both paper and online formats. Order one assessment and workbook set per learner. The facilitator set includes everything you need to administer the assessment and lead a successful training workshop.

Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. and Judith Meyers, Psy.D.

The inventory was developed at a time when no such statistically viable cross-cultural competencies measurement instruments were available for order and at a reasonable price. So they decided to develop one.

The CCAI is based on thorough research of the literature, followed by rigorous development, testing, and statistical analysis of the CCAI items. Pains were taken to include a random sample of people that was large enough to ensure viable results.

The CCAI has become the gold standard over the years against which similar instruments are measured.

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