EW Group is the sole UK provider of the Intercultural Development Inventory psychometric tool, used by organisations to support their talent strategies, strengthen their unconscious bias training and develop inclusive leadership teams. You can find out more about IDI here
New Approach to Unconscious Bias Training at a London-based Research University
During 2012/13 we worked with a metropolitan, arts-specialist university to further engage managers with the diversity agenda. Over two academic years, we trained 100 senior individuals in Unconscious Bias, using the IDI psychometric tool, which enabled us to incorporate a practical approach to unconscious bias. We piloted a one-day 'Managing Diversity Skills' training programme using the IDI, before rolling this training out to five different university departments. It is now part of the university’s core management training programme.
Broadening the Talent Pool at a Global Management Consulting Firm
We are working in this +2,000 strong company to develop ways in which they can increase competitive advantage by broadening their talent pool. With specialisms in IT, technology and innovation, this major consulting company is using our unique approach to unconscious bias - using the IDI measurement tool - to strengthen their talent management, for example across their recruitment and selection, people management and grievance procedures. We are now working with their people managers and recruiters to move them from unconscious bias to ‘conscious competence’. This work will enable the company to fully understand the business benefits that can be brought about by greater attention to diversity.
Management Training at Golden Gates Housing
This work developed from a discussion with the housing organisation around how to integrate equality and diversity training with their organisational development review, which included establishing goals and aims. A training day was developed which included the 40 person management team completing the IDI tool as a group. We then used the findings of the group IDI to inform the management training day. This involved the managers developing their understanding of the current organisational position in relation to working with difference. Our bespoke session supported them in understanding how working effectively with difference would enable greater efficiency and effectiveness in relation to the recently agreed organisational goals and aims. The training involved working on real life scenarios. At the end of the training we developed a set of actions which were then drawn together into an action plan for the organisation.
A Change Management Programme at London Probation Trust
We are currently working with 60 members of staff (from all level of the organisation) at London Probation Trust, using the IDI tool to facilitate a programme of change management. This will provide: • Opportunities for individuals to reflect on their own ability and aptitude to work with difference, covering the full range of social identity but also other differences such as differences in organisational culture and management style. • Opportunities for individuals to assess and further develop their ability to understand and effectively adapt to social and cultural differences stemming from any aspect of diversity. • Opportunities to improve team and organisational intercultural competency.