CQ and Short-Term Missions
When carefully designed, short-term missions can be transformative for participants as well as locals. But this doesn't happen automatically. Sometimes participants are not culturally sensitive and do not pay enough attention to locals and their preferences.
Enrich your short-term mission programs by assessing participant's cultural competencies with the only evidence-based assessment of cultural intelligence (CQ) and by providing them with personal development feedback. In addition, you can use CQ Summary Reports to evaluate your short-term mission programs and assess the extent to which the program enhances participant's intercultural capabilities.
We offer the following online assessments and personalized feedback reports for Short-Term Mission CQ Programs.
Short-Term Mission CQ Self Assessment
This assessment is a self-inventory of the four CQ capabilities, and it also includes questions designed to trigger self-reflection specifically oriented toward short-term mission experiences. Participants complete online surveys and receive a 12-page feedback report. Reports include scores for the four CQ capabilities, comparisons with the CQ worldwide norms, and reflection questions to guide interpretation of the feedback. This assessment works best when done twice: T1 (pre) and T2 (post) short-term mission experience.
Additional Services for Short-Term Mission Context
Short-Term Mission CQ Multi-Rater AssessmentMulti-rater assessments can be used effectively in short-term mission contexts, especially when participants do their service work in teams. Participants and their observers complete online surveys, and participants receive a 20-page personalized feedback report.
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Before and After Assessments
Short-term mission programs work best when set up to include two assessments: with T1 (pre) and T2 (post) feedback. Participants complete pre-departure surveys including questions on their reasons for participating in the short-term mission and questions designed to trigger reflection about what may occur during their short-term mission. Each participant receives a personal feedback report on their CQ and guidelines for thinking about how to use and enhance their CQ during the short-term mission program.
After completion of the short-term mission, participants complete a second online survey that helps them reflect on their experiences and make sense of them. They then receive a second feedback report that they can compare with their initial feedback.
CQ Summary Reports
Short-term mission facilitators and organizations can get CQ Summary Reports with aggregated results for a group of participants. Summary reports include demographic characteristics of participants, comparison of participant scores with the CQ worldwide norms, distribution of participant scores (low-moderate-high), and interpretative observations and implications.
CQ Summary Reports for specialized programs also include comparisons between sub-groups of participants, comparisons between self and observer ratings, and/or comparisons between T1 and T2 scores.
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