This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Cookie policy         

IDR Institute

Mission Statement

We know that:

  • The world is inevitably becoming more multicultural, as increasingly mobile people reaffirm their unique cultural identities.
  • Cross-cultural contact frequently leads to increased ethnocentric tension and violence.
  • Intercultural sensitivity and communication competence are necessary to counteract ethnocentrism and to foster respectful and productive multicultural teams/organizations/communities/nations/regions.


We see that:

  • The pace of cross-cultural contact is increasing due to refugees from climate change and war, along with traditional forms of migration.
  • Political/economic/social tension and ethnocentrism is predictably increasing worldwide.
  • Intercultural communication training/education as practiced (in a relativist paradigm) is often inadequate to the task of counteracting the movement towards intergroup hatred and violence


We therefore need to:

  • Affirm the constructivist roots of intercultural theory and develop new forms of post-relativist intercultural communication practice.
  • Recognize a constructivist form of intercultural communication as the key element in the social evolution of global organizations
  • Establish constructivist intercultural consciousness as the key to creating a climate of respect for cultural diversity in multicultural organizations and communities


Specific objectives of IDRInstitute include:

  • To support research on the development of intercultural sensitivity in the public and private sectors worldwide.
  • To promote the idea of constructivist intercultural communication competence in public discourse and to catalyze opinions on intercultural matters in the political sector
  • To develop understanding of intercultural adaptation through the perspective of the embodiment of culture
  • To conduct research with corporations and other organizations to determine their readiness to deal with domestic diversity and global intercultural issues
  • To consult with organizations on appropriate developmental interventions, focusing on creating climates of respect for cultural diversity and on building competence for ethical multicultural leadership
  • To contract with educational institutions to provide contract research and develop training applications for domestic equity and inclusion and international mobility programs
  • To act as contractors to government and NGO agencies that are responsible for local development programs

IDR Institute
Cookie policy
cheap nfl jerseys mp3 to spotify 12 sided fidget cube Developed by Head&Hands