The WHO, WHAT, and WHY of the Cultural Intelligence Center
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).
We provide, engaging, research-based workshops, tools, resources, and courses which are brought-to-life using effective learning and development strategies. In addition, we are happy to work with you to provide programs that are tailored to your organization and needs.
We know research demonstrates that diverse perspectives lead to better solutions. We help develop innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research.
We believe the work we do can make the world a better place and we are motivated to spread cultural intelligence awareness, training, and development across the globe.
Vision and Mission of the Cultural Intelligence Center
To be the global partner of choice for assessing and developing cultural intelligence, intercultural effectiveness, and cultural competency.
Our mission is to build bridges and remove barriers for working and relating effectively across cultures.
Backed By Research
Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It goes beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness to highlight a theoretically-based set of capabilities needed to successfully and respectfully accomplish your objectives in culturally diverse settings.
Research on cultural intelligence, which to-date spans over 125,000 individuals in more than 100 countries, demonstrates those with cultural intelligence have skills in four capabilities. (CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Strategy, CQ Action).
Products & Services
We offer a variety of physical and digital products, services, and experiences to fit the needs of anyone looking to work more effectively with others.
We are the gold standard – our Cultural Intelligence Scale is the only peer-reviewed, academically validated scale to measure cultural intelligence.
People We Work With
Expand your Professional Horizons
We offer solutions for individuals looking to improve personally and professionally. Benefits of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) In culturally diverse situations, CQ predicts:
- Personal Adjustment and Adaptability
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Negotiation Effectiveness
- Trust, Idea Sharing, and Innovation
- Leadership Effectiveness
Improve your personal success by developing your interpersonal effectiveness. We have a number of online courses, assessments, and public certification programs that are ideally suited to support personal and professional growth.
Solutions for Business
Whether you’re a small, mid-size, or large company, we will work with you to equip your leaders, teams, and staff to simultaneously advance the values and needs of your organization while adapting to the cultures touched by your organization. Our products and services include:
A full suite of CQ Assessments (self and 360°) and the Cultural Values Profile as well as versions customized for students, executives, staff, military personnel, and more.
A team of world-class facilitators ready to deliver engaging, interactive workshops on unconscious bias, cultural intelligence, and culturally intelligent innovation.
A growing library of courses for use as stand-alone offerings or as part of a blended learning approach.
Certifications and Train-the-Trainer Programs
Certification and train-the-trainer programs to equip your in-house team to use our assessments and workshops.
Digital Tools and Books
Research-based videos, books, discussion guides, and other tools.
Audits and Strategic Road Maps to assess and plan your organization’s progress toward becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and culturally intelligent organization.
Solutions for Educators
We offer Cultural Intelligence and unconscious bias training and assessments that are based on rigorous academic research that has been published in over one hundred peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. Our educator and e-learning products incorporate the latest instructional design theory to enhance student learning and long-term retention. All of our Educational products are available with special discounted pricing for qualiﬁed educators.
Teach Cultural Values and Cultural Intelligence
- CQ Basic Plus Assessment – our premier educator product that includes both an individual Cultural Values Proﬁle and individual CQ Assessment, along with detailed feedback and comparisons to worldwide norms.
- MyCQTM – a two-hour e-learning course that integrates individual results from the CV Proﬁle and the CQ Assessment, including interactive exercises, quizzes, and examples to promote learning. Designed for use with the CQ Basic Plus Assessment.
- Cultural Values Proﬁle – an online inventory covering individual value preferences in ten different cultural value dimensions. Designed for use with the MyCVTM e-learning course.
- CQ Basic Assessment – a self-inventory of the four CQ capabilities, includes a detailed feedback report with comparisons to worldwide norms. Designed for use with the MyCQTM Basic e-learning course.
Add CQ for Enhanced Study Abroad Programs
Our special study abroad package has been designed to enhance the study abroad experience whether used to support shorter group trips or extended travel abroad. Special CQ Assessments are tailored for study abroad programs and include pre-travel and post-travel assessments as well as tips for enhancing the travel experience by using CQ. The MySATM e-learning course includes pre and post-travel modules and is designed to highlight the beneﬁts of exposure to other cultures.
Support Around the World
The work of the Cultural Intelligence Center is supported by dozens of team members and partners around the world including trainers, consultants, researchers, etc. A few key individuals you may interact with as part of our team are listed below.
The Cultural Intelligence Center has CQ Certified Facilitators sharing cultural intelligence to participants around the world. Our CQ Champions listed below are independent consultant Certified Facilitators who are actively using the CQ Center’s assessments, e-learnings and other resources as part of their coaching and training businesses.
|Lucy Butters, CQ Trainer, coach and speaker||www.elembee.co.uk|
|Turas Partners LLC||www.turaspartnersllc.com|
|Cultural Intelligence Africa||culturalintelligenceafrica.com|
|3CP – 3rd Culture People||www.3rdculturepeople.com|
|Impact Consulting, LLC||www.impactconsultingus.com/|
|Samara Hakim, J.D., President of CulturGrit, LLC||www.culturgrit.com|
|Good Work Life | Inclusion and Ethics||www.goodworklife.co.uk|
|I & D Squared Consulting, LLC||diversity-squared.com|