Welcome SHRM Attendees

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Intelligence Center.  In case you were not aware, Cultural Intelligence or CQ, measures your capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations.  Scroll down to learn more.

The Cultural Intelligence Center is thrilled to attend and exhibit at SHRM. We are excited to share with you how cultural intelligence is helping universities, HR professionals, and companies improve the cross-cultural effectiveness of students, staff, professionals, and leaders. After all, cultural intelligence (CQ) is defined as the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more.
Be sure to visit us at booth 4933 in the Exhibit Hall outside of Gate 12A in Halls G-J.

The Cultural Intelligence Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

CQ Certification for SHRM Attendees

Organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are realizing that cultural intelligence is more than just a “nice-to-have” – it is the difference between success and failure in today’s multicultural and globalized world. Our certification and train-the-trainer programs will allow you to gain access to the full suite of CQ assessments and a variety of training programs. CQ Certification is the ideal introduction to the research and history behind the cultural intelligence (CQ) model and why it matters.

Add the globally recognized CQ and Unconscious Bias Certifications to your credentials and join a network of Certified professionals from over 40 countries! Our certification and train-the-trainer programs will equip you to use and distribute our world-class, research-based tools.

Highlights of our certification programs include:

Virtual or In-Person | Scheduled at Various Times/Dates Throughout the Year | Comprehensive Set of  Participant Materials | Early Bird Discounts Available

Sign up now and use code “SHRM25” at checkout for 25% off the purchase price!  See the certification options below.

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CQ Certification

To train and certify participants to understand the CQ model and debrief the CQ feedback report.

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  • Get Certified
  • CQ Model
  • Discounts
  • Networking
  • Events

Prerequisite: CQ Certification

cQ Train the Trainer

To train and certify participants to conduct the Developing CQ workshop.

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  • Instruct Workshops
  • Promote CQ
  • Access to Materials
  • Go International
  • Access TTT Network

Prerequisite:  CQ Certification

Unconscious Bias TTT

To train and certify participants to conduct the CQ Your Bias workshop

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  • Teach CQ Your Bias
  • Full Access
  • Get Equipped
  • Global Events

What's Your CQ?

Receive a Complimentary CQ Analysis – Our CQ Assessment is designed to assess the four factors and 13 sub dimensions of Cultural Intelligence (CQ).

If you were not aware, Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a critical part of setting yourself apart in today’s globalized world of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and innovation. CQ is the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds and it goes beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness. With cultural intelligence, you’ll know how to strategically use cultural differences to come up with more innovative solutions.  In culturally diverse situations, CQ predicts…

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

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About the Cultural Intelligence Center

Who We Are

The Cultural Intelligence Center is an innovative, research-based consulting and training organization that draws upon empirical findings to help executives, companies, universities, and government organizations assess and improve cultural intelligence (CQ)—the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. We provide you with innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research.  Watch this short video to learn more.

what we do

We help develop innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research. In culturally diverse situations, CQ helps to predict the following:

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

BENEFITS OF CQ include

We help organizations and institutions:

  • Unlock the innovation potential of diverse teams
  • Develop proven and sustainable cultural competency training models
  • Conduct equitable hiring processes
  • Scale on-demand unconscious bias courses
  • Become culturally intelligent educators
  • Develop next generation culturally intelligent leaders
  • And more

Not sure if certification is the best option for you?

We would love for you to join our exclusive CQ Certification and Train-The-Trainer Programs. But we understand that you may have questions.

Jennifer Benbow

Jennifer Benbow

Director, Public Programs

Get in touch with our Director of Public Programs, Jennifer Benbow, to discuss your goals and whether certification is for you.  Please complete the form below and Jennifer will get back to you within 1-2 business days.