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MNA Cultural Intelligence

About the Ministry

Cultural Intelligence is the ability to function effectively across various cultural contexts. — Resilient Ministry




The IDI is a highly researched, well respected, and widely used online self-evaluation tool. It effectively helps individuals, groups, and organizations understand their intercultural capabilities. It helps people understand how they process cross-cultural interactions and allows them to gain a realistic and accurate picture of where they are on a “continuum of development” in their intercultural abilities. Because one’s intercultural competence can change and grow with intentionality, training and interaction. the IDI also provides an individualized Intercultural Development Plan.

Ann Powers


Ann has been certified in the use of the Intercultural Development Inventory since 2015. She has been debriefing that profile with MNA Assessment candidates since then to assist them in more accurately understanding and developing their abilities in relating across cultures. Ann is also a part of the Christian Cultural Intelligence Group, a consortium of IDI Qualified Administrators, where she works with others to provide profile debriefs, training, coaching, and support in the area of intercultural competence. She has done hundreds of individual debriefs in multiple contexts.