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Voluntary participation: Intercultural Competency Awareness

March 28, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

If you have 15 minutes and are interested in learning about six identified skills which every person possesses and can develop to promote successful interactions with people from different backgrounds, please continue reading:

Through the President’s Strategic Initiative Funds, Academic English Studies (AES) and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion have received funding to introduce faculty and staff on the three LC campuses to the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES), an instrument developed by the Kozai group, which identifies intercultural competencies. 

The IES has 60 questions and takes most people 15-20 minutes to complete.  You should complete it in one sitting.  Once you have completed the IES, you will immediately receive your results in PDF format.  The 24-page report gives you detailed information describing the competencies and your personal match.  The survey is anonymous, and only you will receive the results.  If you would like to try out the instrument, email me at, and I will have a link for the survey sent to you.  Please take time to complete it soon.  We only have funding for 20% of faculty and staff on the campuses to participate, and it must be used by the end of this fiscal year.

If you would like more information on the IES, here is a link to the website:  

After completing the IES, you are invited to attend one of two workshops facilitated by Chris Cartwright, Director of Intercultural Assessment at the Intercultural Communication Institute, which provide a debrief on the IES.  These workshops are April 7 in The Gregg Pavillion 1-2:30 p.m., and April 19 in Council Chambers 2:30 - 4 p.m..  Chris will provide more information on the instrument and how to interpret your results. 

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to email or call me.

Laura Shier

Academic English Studies, Lewis & Clark College

Phone: 503-768-7310, Fax: 503-768-7320