Succeed in a Diverse and Global World

We provide research-based tools, training, and assessments to build Cultural Intelligence (CQ)—the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more.

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Join us for Certification in Toronto!

This June we will be hosting CQ Certification Level 1 and Developing CQ Train-the-Trainer (Level 2) in Toronto. Canada’s largest and most diverse city is the perfect location for you to improve your cultural intelligence (CQ) and become certified to lead CQ courses.

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Introducing MyCQ Study Abroad

See the world through a CQ lens: Our highly interactive My CQ for Study Abroad will equip you with the tools needed to navigate multicultural spaces and make the best of your study abroad experience.

This two-hour E-learning course includes engaging modules, videos, and real-life stories from past study abroad students.

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Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, measures your capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It’s a form of intelligence that has been tested by academic researchers in over 98 countries for nearly two decades.

Global CQ

Global CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively across international cultures.

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Domestic CQ

Domestic CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds in your own country.

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Multiple Solutions to Fit Your Needs

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The Power of Research

What is the difference between individuals and organizations that are effective in today’s multicultural, globalized world and those that fail?

Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, CQ captures the capabilities of individuals and organizations that successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context.

The Cultural Intelligence Scale
Following rigorous scale development procedures over many years, the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) was developed, refined, validated, and cross-validated

using a series of culturally diverse samples that included executives, expats, professionals, students, and members of multicultural teams throughout the world.
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale (E-CQS) provides more nuanced feedback based on separate scales for each of thirteen sub-dimensions. Results demonstrate strong

incremental, discriminant, and predictive validity of the CQS and E-CQS. The CQS and E-CQS are the basis of the CQ Self-Assessments and the CQ Multi-Rater Assessment (360°).
Reliable Results
Research demonstrates strong incremental and discriminant validity of these scales. CQ has predictive validity above and beyond social desirability, personality, experience, and a host of other constructs. Accordingly, it’s not easy to “game” the assessment and

there’s a high level of convergence between self-ratings and observer-ratings across several thousand participants. Research also demonstrates the practical utility of both self-report and observer-report versions of the CQ scales.

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Who We’ve Worked With

We work with some of the most forward thinking organizations around the world to assess and develop their cultural intelligence.

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The Team Behind the CQ

We have a team of researchers, trainers, and consultants around the world who are ready to work with you to assess and improve your CQ.

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