Webinar - The Strategic Link to DEI

CQ is the strategic link to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.  Find out more by registering for the webinar!

The webinar will be led by the Cultural Intelligence Center’s own Founder and Chief Visionary Officer David Livermore.


The webinar will feature Marsha Ramroop, the very first Director of Inclusion at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Marsha will share how she’s building her diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy from the ground up.

This interactive webinar will give you an inside look at how RIBA is implementing CQ foundationally and practically with its more than 55,000 members around the world.

The webinar is free to attend and all webinar registrants will receive via email a link to the recorded webinar within 24 hours of the end of the webinar.
Join us for our upcoming webinar “CQ is the Strategic Link to DEI?” 

Host and presenter


David Livermore – USA

Founding Partner | Chief Visionary Officer

Cultural Intelligence Center

Co-host and presenter


Marsha Ramroop – UK

Director of Inclusion

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive a complimentary digital copy of Marsha Ramroop’s newly released white paper titled “The Inclusive Culture Pyramid – Implementing CQ as a EDI/DEI Solution in Organizations.”

David Livermore

Founding Partner | Chief Visionary Officer
Cultural Intelligence Center

David Livermore, PhD leads the Cultural Intelligence Center and works with our team and partners around the world. Dave has written twelve books on cultural intelligence and global leadership and has worked with companies, governments, and non-profits in more than 100 countries. He speaks at several international conferences annually. Dave and his wife have two adult daughters. They love traveling together (fortunately!) and sampling the local delicacies, wherever they go. For a full bio, visit Dave’s website.  Below is a collection of the books David has written.

The Cultural Intelligence Center

Marsha Ramroop

Director of Inclusion
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Marsha Ramroop has been working inclusively throughout her career as a journalist and leader with the personal work motto “giving the unheard voice a place to speak”.

Prior to joining the RIBA as Director of Inclusion and Diversity in February 2021 she was influential with inclusion efforts at the BBC alongside her work in radio, as well as working in her own private Diversity and Inclusion practice, Unheard Voice Consultancy Ltd. She is a leader in Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in the UK, helping organisations deliver strategic inclusive change. She developed her own model overlaying CQ and a change paradigm to implement an approach which embeds inclusion across recruitment, staff engagement/retention/progression, business outcomes, and audience/user/client reach.

Her approach tackles all agendas of under-representation, allowing for intersectionality to be effectively addressed across all areas of an organisation.

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Gary Cormier 

Senior Director
FAS HR Consulting, Harvard University

Gary P. Cormier brings a career of over 35 years’ experience in both Human Resources
and leadership management, the last 20 of which have been at an executive management
level. Gary has had a variety of experiences in leading various departments and functions
through periods of growth and change in a variety of different sectors. Gary has had overall
management responsibility for departments of over a hundred employees all the way down
to small team in an internet start-up and as an interim leader on management consulting

Gary’s direct work experience has been in high growth companies (such as Lotus
Development), large enterprise organizations (such as IBM), HR solution providers (such
as BrassRing) and currently in the realm of academia (at Harvard University in a
leadership role as Senior Director of HR Consulting for the main university of Faculty of Arts
and Sciences, managing a team of ten Senior HR Consultants). Prior to this, Gary has also
been a co-founder of a startup company called MyPerfectGig, a recruitment sourcing
technology solution, having raised two rounds of venture funding in the amount of $11M.

Gary has been a marketplace presenter and OD/Management Facilitator on a wide variety
of topics related to HR best practices and innovative approaches to both HR and leadership
management. His work at Harvard University is in the capacity of a facilitator and trainer,
where he also delivers teambuilding sessions utilizing many team and individual
assessment tools.

Gary has a double BS Degree from Assumption College, Worcester, MA in both Biology & English Literature as well as a Masters in Theological Studies/Pastoral Counseling from Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Lillian Schumacher

Tiffin University

Professional Highlights

  • Over 32 years’ experience in higher education and corporate environments; expertise in administrative
    leadership, teaching, assessment, accreditation, strategic planning, budget preparation/oversight, talent
    management, fund raising, diversity and inclusion and strategic innovation.
  • More than 23 years’ experience designing programs and teaching in the areas of organizational behavior
    and change, strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, human resources, international
    business and global leadership, and other related disciplines.
  • High degree of enthusiasm for establishing creative, stimulating and positive environments with
    demonstrated ability to lead whole scale change processes in organizational settings.
  • Approachable leadership style, with strong work ethic marked by dedication, initiative, integrity, and
  • Lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
  • Transforming Tiffin University in areas of global mindset through comprehensive diversity and inclusion
    institutional identity; becoming a model example of strategic private higher education innovation through
    expansive alliance with other universities, consortiums and organizational partnerships.

Professional Experience

  • President, Tiffin University (TU) since 2016; served as Interim President, Vice President for Academic
    Affairs and Dean of the School of Business at TU. Before returning to Tiffin, with her family in 2010,
    Schumacher was an Associate Professor and founding Director of the PhD in Global Leadership program at
    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, IN. She served briefly as the first Director of Assessment and Institutional
    Effectiveness at Chancellor University in Cleveland and built that department. Before that, she was an
    Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director and Assessment Coordinator in the Keith Busse School of
    Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.
  • Trained consultant, facilitator and executive coach specializing in Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Emotional
    Intelligence, DISC Personal Profile Systems, leadership, strategic planning, and change management;
    extensive consulting with national and international companies.
  • Research interests: Organizational leadership and change; strategic management; cross-cultural sensitivity.

Notable Involvement and Recognitions

  • Women’s Career Excellence Award Recipient, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • East Green Foundation Board of Director, (2019-Present)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Board of Director, (2019-Present)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of OH (AICUO), Executive Committee (2020); Board
    of Director, (2016-Present)
  • Ohio Foundation for Independent College (OFIC), Board of Trustee, (2018-Present)
  • Tiffin Community Foundation Board of Trustee, (2013-2019)
  • Ohio Campus Compact Board of Director, (2017-Present)
  • Webster Industries, Board Director, (2015-Present)
  • Tiffin Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP), Chair (2020), Board Director, (2016-Present)
  • Industrial Manufacturing Council member, 2012-2015; Past President, (2013-2014)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Global Business Education Committee,
    October 2010-2015, Chair (2013-2015); ACBSP Evaluator, October 2011-December 2015; Mentor (2013-
  • European Council for Business Education (ECBE), Board Member, 2012-2016

Professional Education

  • Doctorate is in Leadership Studies; Master’s in Organization Development and one in Higher Education
    Administration, all from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Bachelor’s degree is in
    Economics, from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA

Tina Merry

Lead Consultant
The Cultural Intelligence Center

Tina is the Lead Consultant, Trainer, and subject matter expert in the corporate sector for the Cultural Intelligence Center. With over two decades of leadership and team development experience, she has an extensive production track record in video games and software development. Extended periods in senior leadership roles while living as an expat in Romania, Sweden, and the UK provided unique cultural insights and experience in enhancing effectiveness as a global leader, facilitator, and coach.

Tina is passionate about sharing the significant benefits of applying the CQ framework to accelerate innovation, excellence, and productivity within organizations. She is also passionate about helping individuals and leaders build more inclusive and collaborative workplaces.

Webinar Registration

Webinar – CQ is the strategic link to dei

Join us as we take a deep dive into the topic of cultural intelligence (CQ), why we need CQ and how CQ drives successful DEI initiatives.

Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive a complimentary digital copy of Marsha Ramroop’s newly released white paper titled “The Inclusive Culture Pyramid – Implementing CQ as a EDI/DEI Solution in Organizations.”

Register Today!

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About Cultural Intelligence Center

The Cultural Intelligence Center is dedicated to the worldwide assessment and development of cultural intelligence or CQ–a globally recognized way of measuring and improving intercultural effectiveness. It owns the only academically validated CQ assessment in the world and offers certification and training for using the assessment. More information about the Cultural Intelligence Center can be found on our website located at http://www.CulturalQ.com.