Measure and develop intercultural competences

The Intercultural Readiness Check gives individuals and organizations insight in their intercultural competences and how to develop them. The tool is validated by experts and used by more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer certification for trainers, coaches, managers and teachers to use the Intercultural Readiness Check for their clients, employees and students. Could it help you as well?

Challenge: How can you be effective in a globalized world?

Intercultural effectiveness is crucial in today’s globalized world. As a trainer, coach, manager or teacher, you want to support your clients, staff or students to develop the competences they need to succeed. But how do you do this effectively?

Solution: The Intercultural Readiness Check

The Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) is an online questionnaire. After completing the IRC, individuals receive written personal feedback with numerous suggestions for development.

Areas of analysis include:

  • How actively are you interested in other people and their cultural backgrounds?
  • How effectively do you adjust your communication style to meet the needs of people in a culturally diverse work setting?
  • How much do you invest into developing relationships across cultures and building culturally diverse networks?
  • How effectively do you use cultural diversity as a source of learning and innovation?

The Intercultural Readiness Check is validated by experts and used by more than 60,000 people worldwide. If you like, you can read more about the four competences that are covered by the IRC, and about the validity of this assessment tool.

Develop people’s intercultural competences with the Intercultural Readiness Check

Develop people’s intercultural competencies with the Intercultural Readiness Check

The Intercultural Readiness Check is used by more than 500 companies, training agencies, ministries, universities and other organizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas as well as Australia.

Get to know professionals working with the Intercultural Readiness Check

“The IRC is a solid basis to reflect and further develop intercultural but just as well leadership competencies with my coachees. The four areas of the IRC and especially Building Commitment and Managing Uncertainty represent the agile mindset and are essential for leading agile and diverse teams in today’s globalized, digital and fast paced working world.”

Carmen Zanella
Leadership Coach & Trainer
Founder of Zanella Development GmbH

“The Intercultural Readiness Check helps our students to realize that intercultural competence is not just about ‘the other’ but first and foremost about themselves, in a very powerful way. By developing intercultural readiness, they learn to behave in interculturally competent ways. And they develop a self-critical attitude from which they can benefit in any international and intercultural context.”

Roelijn Kok
International Coordinator Business School University of Applied Science Windesheim, Lecturer Cross Cultural Management

“The IRC is a powerful tool that helps professionals who work in an international environment to become aware of and untap their potential for a better cross-cultural collaboration..”

Nora Sun
Bread & Rice Training and Consulting

“The IRC is a reliable and robust tool to assess and boost students’ and professionals’ intercultural competencies. My experience as an OD consultant and trainer for intercultural competence across Europe confirms this assertion.”

Michaela Bristol-Faulhammer
Partners4 Consulting & Smart Learning Academy, Vienna/Austria

“Even if you are not working in an intercultural context, you will find that the competences described here are essential for executives and teams to turn the challenges of their complex and changing business context into opportunities for innovation.”

Roger D. Lehman
Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family
Enterprise, INSEAD

“If you’re searching for the most skilled person for an international assignment, the Intercultural Readiness Check helps you do that. Working as a coach in Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, I’ve found the IRC feedback to be extremely valuable for helping people meet the demands of their international roles. As a leader, you will find it really useful for helping your culturally diverse teams cooperate and succeed.”

Jaleh Nayyeri
Intercultural Trainer, Coach and Founder of kommkontor21, Cologne, Germany

“This is one of the most valid and reliable tools around that I know for making key intercultural skills visible and measurable. The IRC makes it feasible to develop your own SMART action plan for intercultural skills development.”

Sjaak Pappe
Hofstede Insights

“The IRC might be best likened to a compass, as it sets a clear direction toward development of one’s competences. I am continually amazed by how much can be achieved with the IRC in a one-hour coaching session.”

Sundae Scneider-Bean
Swiss Post

“My clients from the armed forces, diplomatic core, private and government organizations in Canada and overseas have worked hard in understanding and developing IRC competencies through group debriefs and one on one coaching sessions. The IRC assessment tool is extremely practical and I am grateful that Ursula supported me through an in-depth analysis during my IRC licensees certification.”

Jas Kalra
Jas Kalra Consulting
Ottawa, Canada

Get started with the Intercultural Readiness Check

Getting started is easy. Contact us to explore how the Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) can add value to your work – through face-to-face and online learning interventions.

Are you looking for a certified IRC professional for your intercultural and diversity programs? We offer a global network for local solutions.

Are you interested in becoming IRC certified yourself? We offer both Online Certification and On-location Certification. The course schedule is available here. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting certified to use the Intercultural Readiness Check for yourself and your organization.

Enquire about IRC Certification

If you are  looking to support your clients and staff in becoming interculturally more effective, you can now become certified to use the Intercultural Readiness Check.