Case 3

Leading for Diversity

Module 1: Intercultural Competencies in School Leadership

District Level

West Coast City (fictional)


In this module, the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assess provides leaders with a framework for reflecting on the role intercultural competencies play in their leadership work in schools. This module’s case study touches upon issues of discrimination against students and adults from immigrant and racial minority communities. In the simulation, leaders of urban school systems contend with issues of fairness in the hiring process of district and building personnel while concurrently grappling with incidents of racially fueled bullying among youth.

Key Skills Developed:

  • Intercultural Competencies in Leadership
  • Formulating Organizational Values
  • Equity in Hiring

Leadership Tools & Assessments

  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
  • Teachable Point of View (TPOV)

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (ISLLC 2015)

  • 1) Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • 2) Ethics and Professional Norms
  • 3) Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • 5) Community of Care and Support for Students
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