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.
- 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)
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
Kristin Ekkens is a Consultant with the CQ Center. She brings extensive CQ expertise to the table, both as our former Director of Corporate Partnerships, as well as previously overseeing the diversity and inclusion efforts at a hospital and healthcare system with over 25,000 employees. Kristin has several years experience living and working in a variety of cultures and has done extensive training with students, working professionals, and leaders. She has a graduate degree in TESOL and is fluent in Spanish.
David Livermore, PhD
David Livermore, PhD
David Livermore, PhD leads the Cultural Intelligence Center and works with our team and partners around the world. Dave has written nine 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 teenage daughters. They love traveling together (fortunately!) and sampling the local delicacies, wherever they go. For a full bio, visit Dave’s website.
Tina is our Lead Consultant, Trainer, and subject matter expert in the corporate sector. 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.
Dr. Sandra Upton is Vice President, Global Diversity Practices with the Cultural Intelligence Center, and is responsible for providing leadership and expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters for CQC clients across the globe. She has over twenty-five years of experience training and consulting with businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and non-profits around the globe. She has led CQC’s response to the growing demand from global companies such as Amway, Starbucks, Steelcase, Hallmark, Fiat-Chrysler, Perrigo, Cintas and institutions and schools like Harvard University, London School of Economics, University of Michigan, Queensland University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Boston Public Schools, Dallas ISD, that are committed to integrating CQ into their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Sandra is also the subject matter expert for the Center’s work in unconscious bias and has led the Center’s unconscious bias certification programs across the globe. She is a frequent speaker and consults with numerous businesses and institutions on how to effectively integrate CQ and unconscious bias assessments and training into business and educational settings. She travels frequently and has consulted with organizations and facilitated trainings in places such as Brazil, China, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, and several countries throughout Europe.
She and her husband Robert, are the proud (and excited empty-nesters) of two amazing college-aged children, Alexis and Devin.
Linn Van Dyne, PhD
Linn Van Dyne, PhD
Linn Van Dyne, PhD oversees ongoing research on cultural intelligence and works with Dave in developing the long-term strategy for the CQ Center. Linn is one of the pioneering researchers on cultural intelligence and worked together with Soon Ang PhD to validate the CQ Scale. She retired as Full Professor at Michigan State University where she taught and conducted research for 26 years. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota and has served as a Visiting Scholar at Indian School of Business and as Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Contact Us Today
Schedule a date and time to speak with Jennifer Benbow, Director of Public Programs and Partners, 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 to her 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 Jennifer. We will send you a meeting invitation based on your preferred date and time. You can also reach Jennifer directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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