Introducing CQ® Leadership Academy

The CQ® Leadership Academy is an exclusive 6-month virtual certification program that combines our gold standard research-based methodology, assessments, strategies, certification programs, and digital tools. The program allows leaders to expand their professional networks, learn from other executives, and gain insights from the CQ experts. Completion of the program will result in a customized CQ Organizational Roadmap which can be  used to implement culturally intelligent strategies inside your institution or organization. CQ® Leadership Academy is open to no more than 15 participants at a time.

Watch and hear directly from our Facilitator’s as they answer questions about CQ® Leadership Academy and break down how the cohort will work.  If you want to jump ahead in the video, below is a listing of the questions that they discuss along with the time in the video.





  • Introduction
  • What is the Cultural Intelligence Center? (1:55 mark)
  • What is the CQ® Leadership Academy? (4:28 mark)
  • Who should attend the CQ® Leadership Academy and why? (5:50 mark)
  • Why should I care about Cultural Intelligence and why is that important? (7:03)
  • As a participant, how do certifications help you? (8:33 mark)
  • What differentiates the Cultural Intelligence Center approach to manage Unconscious Bias? (11:46 mark)
  • What outcomes can participants anticipate for themselves by being apart of the CQ® Leadership Academy? (13:12 mark)
  • What goes into the CQ Organizational Roadmap? (14:54 mark)

Contact Us

Meet Your Facilitators

CQ® Leadership was co-designed by Kristin Ekkens and David Livermore.

Kristin will serve as Master Facilitator for the program and will be supported by Dave, Tina Merry and the Research Team at Cultural Intelligence Center


Contact Us Today

Schedule a date and time to speak with us about the upcoming CQ® Leadership Academy certification program. Seats are limited to no more than 15 participants and will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis so we recommend reaching out today.​

​To get started, complete the form below and then on the next page you can self-schedule a date and time that is convenient for you to discuss CQ® Leadership Academy with us. We will send you a meeting invitation based on your preferred date and time.​  You can also email us at

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Complimentary Cultural Intelligence for Leaders Packet

Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies needs effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Being able to bring together and get the best out of team members from different generations, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic roots, countries, religions and educational backgrounds requires a Culturally Intelligent Leader.

We have put together a collection of Cultural Intelligence leadership articles written by social scientist, speaker and author Dr. David Livermore.  The article topics include:

  • 5 Questions Culturally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day
  • Leadership Advice You Should Ignore
  • How Culturally Intelligent Leaders Make Decisions

About the Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. Learn more about Dr. David Livermore by visiting his website.

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