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To gain a deeper understanding of your current level of intercultural competences and map out your opportunities for development
Employees working in a multicultural environment, now or in the future
The Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) can be used to predict how easy it will be for people to feel at ease with and adjust to people from other cultures. The test increases self-awareness as a basis for developing intercultural competences. It assesses five personality factors:
The Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) assesses four intercultural competences which you should develp to an optimal level for your international assignment:
The MPQ measures what can be developed, the IRC measures what is developed.
The MPQ provides a route, the IRC a picture.
The MPQ is often used in talent development whereas the IRC is often used by HR recruitment or business partners to gain an impression of an employee's suitability for an international assignment.
Test your intercultural skills online
Before you start building on your expertise with Intercultural Professionals, to understand more about your level of intercultural competence, we ask you to complete one of two different assessment tests.
Read more about these tests below.
You can also take a test to assess yourself independently of a training course, to gain invaluably and intriguing insights into your attitudes and behaviour.
After completing either of the tests, you receive personal feedback with suggestions for development.
How to take a test
If you’d like to take one of the tests, or you’d like more information on which test is best suited to you and your situation, just contact us. The two tests are easy to access online. The MPQ is in Dutch and English, the IRC in multiple languages. If you’re about to follow a training course with us, the test is free of charge. If you’re taking a test independently of a course, the fee for each test is €60.00.
Over the past 12 years, more than 35,000 respondents from all over the world have completed this test developed by the consultancy firm IBI. Its database is now one of the largest sources of information on intercultural competences in the world.
The IRC assesses four intercultural competences, all of which can be developed through training:
Contact us and take the IRC
The MPQ was designed at Groningen University by psychology and diversity specialists Karen van der Zee and Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven. It can be used to predict how easy it will be for people to feel at ease with and adjust to people from other cultures.
The test increases self-awareness as a basis for developing intercultural competences. It assesses five personality factors:
Contact us and take the MPQ
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