Webinar: Enhancing the Study Abroad Experience

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Join us for a first look at MyCQ™ for Study Abroad!

Give your students a competitive advantage. Effective preparation will help students to benefit from their study abroad experience in ways that will change their life and make them more effective in multicultural situations – both domestically and internationally.

Webinar participants will learn about MyCQ for Study Abroad, a new and exciting e-Learning course educators can use to enhance student’s study abroad experiences and learning.

Students who complete the course will have the opportunity to

  • Develop intercultural competency
  • Improve competitive advantage in the job market
  • Learn the value of goal setting and accountability
  • And more

During the webinar we will highlight a variety of techniques used in MyCQ™ for Study Abroad to engage student’s attention (videos, examples, exercises, and student interviews). Webinar Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in live polls.

Date of Event: 21 September 2018

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

CQ is the key to navigating our brave new world and its contradictions, a world this kind of talent finds exciting.

Rakesh Khurana, dean of Harvard College

CQ University presents:

Enhancing the Study Abroad Experience – Join us for a live webinar on how to use cultural intelligence (CQ) to enhance study abroad experiences.

CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ, is the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries.

In culturally diverse situations, CQ predicts…

  • Personal Adjustment and Adaptability
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation Effectiveness
  • Trust, Idea Sharing, and Innovation
  • Leadership Effectiveness

During this webinar you will learn the benefits of using CQ to enhance student learning during study abroad. The presentation will include:

  • Co-presenters, Dr. Sandra Upton, DSL, and Dr. Linn Van Dyne, PhD (see below)
  • Information on cultural intelligence and its relevance to study abroad
  • A demo of the MyCQ™ for Study Abroad online learning course
  • Time for audience Q & A

We hope you will join us for this 1 hour webinar. Please click the button below to register.

Your Presenters for This Event

Sandra Upton, DSL leads our work with schools and universities through her role as Vice President of Educational Initiatives. In addition, she’s a regular speaker, trainer, and consultant on cultural intelligence with companies and non-profit organizations. As a former business school dean and organizational consultant, Sandra understands how to effectively integrate CQ with organizations’ D&I initiatives and global leadership programs. She has also facilitated study abroad experiences in places such as China, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. Sandra finds her greatest pleasure in spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys travel, reading, watching a good film and long walks.


Linn Van Dyne, PhD oversees the ongoing research on cultural intelligence and works with Dave Livermore in developing the long-term strategy for the Center. Linn is one of the pioneering researchers on cultural intelligence and worked together with colleague Soon Ang to design the CQ Scale. She is a Full Professor at Michigan State University where she has taught and conducted research for 24 years. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota and has served as a Visiting Scholar at Indian School of Business and as Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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