Certified Facilitator Global Summit

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Certified Facilitator Global Summit (2 Days)

The Certified Facilitator Global Summit  features multiple presentations, panel discussions, events for existing Certified Facilitators, updates on new products, changes to worldwide norm reporting of CQ scores, best practices for scaling in organizations, and more. View Full Agenda Below.

We are excited to have Joel Francis, Associate Certified Facilitator, as our Master of Ceremonies for the event.  Learn more about Joel!

Event Summary

Day 1 
  • Morning – Global Summit
  • Lunch – Included
  • Afternoon – Global Summit
  • Evening – Networking Reception
Day 2
  • Morning – Global Summit
  • Lunch – Included
  • Afternoon – Global Summit
Referral Fee Opportunity for Certified Facilitators

Are you a Certified Facilitator?  If so, we want to make sure you are aware that we have created a special program for Certified Facilitators to refer people to the CQ Certification and Train-the-Trainer portion of the event. 

Any Certified Facilitator who refers a colleague, friend or client and they register for an event will be eligible to receive referral fees of $500 per paid registration for CQ Certification and/or $250 per paid registration for CQ Train-the-Trainer.  As a special bonus, the person referred will receive 10% off the current price of registration!

Summit Agenda

Please note, the conference agenda is subject to change.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
The Cultural Intelligence Center

Summit Registration

The Cultural Intelligence Center

CQ Center Help Desk

CQ Center staff will be available to answer questions about CQ materials, programs, and consulting 

Joel Francis Master Of Ceremonies

Summit Welcome and Session Opening

Joel Francis (MC) and Keyla Waslawski Senior Vice President, Cultural Intelligence Center  

Linn Van Dyne, PhDCEO - Cultural Intelligence Center

Debriefing the New Percentile Feedback Reports

Introducing the most significant enhancements to the CQ feedback reports in years. We are switching from reporting absolute scores to a more easily understood method using percentiles (1-100). We are also adding scores for overall CQ. Dr. Van Dyne will explain the changes, discuss the scoring algorithms, explain how to interpret the new scores, and answer questions. A MUST SEE PRESENTATION FOR ALL ACTIVE CFs.

Viviane Vicente – Vice President, Client Experience, Cultural Intelligence Center

Samara Hakim Headshot

Samara HakimFounder - CulturGrit, LLC

Making The Case for CQ

Communicating the benefits of CQ to stakeholders in different business segments is always challenging, and this presentation will discuss ways to explain CQ and what it can do. Attendees will learn suggested talking points and discuss how to communicate to different levels in an organization.

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Networking lunch

David Livermore, PhDCo-founder - Cultural Intelligence Center

Keynote Address: What’s the Future of Cultural Intelligence?

Linn Van Dyne, PhDCEO - Cultural Intelligence CenterModerator

CQ and Well-being

Employee well-being is a hot topic, and research demonstrates that CQ predicts well-being. A panel of experts will discuss the relationships of CQ with psychological safety, individual well-being, and intellectual honesty. The panel will be moderated by one of the leading global experts on CQ and includes a highly experienced organizational consultant and a senior university professor. Expect new and important insights from the panelists and other members of the audience.

Panelists: Andrej Juriga Managing Director, Cultural Bridge; Michael Goh, PhDProfessor; Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota  

Joel FrancisMaster Of CeremoniesModerator

Idea Exchange

A roundtable discussion around special topics of interest to Certified Facilitators 

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Cocktail Reception

The Cultural Intelligence Center

CQ Center Help Desk

CQ Center staff will be available to answer questions about CQ materials, programs, and consulting 

Joel FrancisMaster Of Ceremonies

Summit Day 2 opening

Linn Van Dyne, PhDCEO - Cultural Intelligence CenterModerator

How The CQ Assessment Complements Other Measurement Tools

We regularly get questions about the similarities and differences between the CQ Assessment and other measurement tools such as IDI, DISC, MBTI, and other measurement tools. Panel members (CQ Certified Facilitators) who are also knowledgeable (certified) to use other instruments will discuss similarities, differences, and synergies between CQ and these other tools. Bring your own expertise, questions, and thoughts so you can join the discussion!

Panelists: Lauren Dickinson – Associate Program Director, Education Abroad, University of Minnesota. Vicki Harris – Chief People and Culture Officer, Our Daily Bread Ministries

Keyla WaslawskiSenior Vice President - Cultural Intelligence CenterModerator

CQ Success Stories

A panel discussion illustrating how CQ is being implemented in different types of organizations. Panelists will also share lessons learned and solicit ideas from the audience. A big plus of this panel is the contrasting experiences of the panelists who have applied CQ in very different settings. Join us for a lively discussion. 

Panelists: Karima Ramji – Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives, University of Victoria, Mickey Wallace – Director of Inclusion, HealthWest

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Segment-Specific Breakout discussions

CQ Certified Facilitators will lead discussions on the challenges and opportunities they have experienced in specific segments (Corporate, Education, and as Independent Consultants). Select the segment that interests you the most and bring your own ideas to the discussion. 

Corporate Moderator: Karl Ostroski – Slalom. Panelists: Angie DeStefano – Kinross

Education Moderator: Rahn Franklin, PhD Vice President of Inclusive Excellence  Bethel University. Panelists: Karima Ramji, UVic and Carrie LaFerle, PhD, Professor of Ethics and Culture in Advertising, SMU) 

Independent Consultants Moderator: Robin Shabazz Principal and Founder, The Eastledge Group

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Networking Lunch

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Updates on CQ Research

Join these two global CQ pioneers for a review of the most interesting recent research and practical applications of Cultural Intelligence. Linn will discuss the latest academic research and Dave will discuss what is currently going on with practitioners.

David Livermore, PhD and Linn Van Dyne, PhD 

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Breakout Sessions

Option 1: New CQ Products and Solutions  

A discussion of new and upcoming solutions offered by the Cultural Intelligence Center to support CQ practitioners around the world. Bring your own ideas of additional solutions that would support you and your organization.

Linn Van Dyne, PhD, and Mike Knox COO, Cultural Intelligence Center

Option 2: CQ and Inclusion – Better DEIB Strategies 

A panel discussion on implementing CQ as part of organizations’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) programs 

Moderator: Keyla Waslawski 

Panelists: Rahn Franklin, PhD; Alice Leong – Medline.

Sharon Gai - TEDx Speaker and Cultural Fluidity Expert

Summit wrap-up