Intercultural Assessments

There are many different assessments of intercultural competence and intercultural preferences. Whenever you select an assessment, it’s important to consider two things—what does it measure, and how was it validated? Click here for additional information on how to select and use an intercultural assessment.

We offer assessments in two distinct areas: Cultural Values and Cultural Intelligence

Selecting an Intercultural Assessment


 Assessment Guidelines Cultural Values Profile CQ Assessments (Self and Multi-Rater)
What do you want to measure?

Individual Preferences

Intercultural Capabilities

Examples of what gets measured
  • Individual/Collectivism
  • Cooperative/Competitive
  • Direct/Indirect
  • Being/Doing
  • CQ Drive (e.g. intrinsic interest)
  • CQ Knowledge (e.g. understanding or leadership norms)
  • CQ Strategy (e.g. perspective taking)
  • CQ Action (e.g. nonverbal adaptability)
Ideally suited for
  • Self-Awareness
  • Individual Contributors
  • Hiring (to understand “fit”)
  • Multicultural Teams
  • Inclusion Initiatives
  • Global Leadership Roles
Cultural Values Profile

Cultural Values Profile

The Cultural Values Profile is a research-based tool that allows individuals, teams, and organizations to compare their individual orientations on ten cultural value dimensions. Participants can use the profile results to consider potential points of unconscious bias and to map team differences that can represent challenges or synergistic opportunities. In addition, organizations can use it to more concretely measure what kind of value diversity exists across a team or the organization as a whole.

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CQ Assessments

CQ Assessments

Our CQ Assessments measure an individual’s capability for working and relating across cultures. Participants complete the assessment online and receive a personalized feedback report that compares their CQ with the worldwide norms, helps them interpret the feedback, and guides them through the process of creating a personal Development Plan. Organizations receive group reports that summarize scores for a group of participants, compare these scores with the worldwide norms, and offer suggestions for how best to use feedback.

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CQ is an ongoing education

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