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CQ Learning Journey

We offer various tools to help individuals and organizations thrive and grow with Cultural Intelligence (CQ). CQ equips you to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges — whether you’re leading a corporate or global team, educating and training others, or simply want to elevate your personal and professional skills. Learn about our offerings below!



“I have had an excellent experience using the CQ Assessments in the classes I teach. My students are able to see where they stand and receive a detailed results report to help them to achieve their goals and to better understand cross cultural issues.”

— Lotrecia Marchand, Bay Path University

Corporate Teams

 “The team at CQ Center has taught me more than you can imagine about these dimensions of difference and how to utilize such intelligence to produce sustainable innovation tied to business growth. I personally experience the results daily and do as much as we can to advance growth and learning in this area. My advice: go CQ, know CQ, grow CQ, be CQ.”

– Amri Johnson, Global Head, Diversity and Inclusion, Novartis


“As we prepare religious and nonprofit leaders for their globalized contexts, the resources of the Cultural Intelligence Center are critical for our learning outcome to raise cultural awareness and strengthen intercultural skills in our students. We use David Livermore’s text and the CQ Assessment to foster holistic cultural learning for effective leadership in diverse settings.”

– Thomas Tumblin, Beeson School of Practical Theology

Government Entities

“The CQ Assessment and the Cultural Intelligence Center are a critical part of our strategy for reviewing the military training curriculum for the Australian Defence Force Academy. The academic rigor and the empirical data behind it are unmatched by other tools.”

–  Dr. Heather Skousgaard, Resident Anthropologist, Australian Defence Forces

Is CQ right for you?

Research demonstrates that people with high CQ make high quality decisions. They are also effective leaders, high performers, creative, skilled negotiators, trusted, and resistant to burnout – all in culturally diverse situations.

We would love to chat with you to learn more about you and your organization’s goals. 

  • Do you want to prepare your team or students to succeed in our highly diverse and competitive world?
  • Are you interested in hiring and keeping diverse talent? 
  • Interested in developing a high-performing team or boosting performance and collaboration among your team members? 

Please fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you within 1-2 business days. We look forward to chatting with you! 

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About the Cultural Intelligence Center

Who We Are

The Cultural Intelligence Center is an innovative, research-based consulting and training organization that draws upon empirical findings to help executives, companies, universities, and government organizations assess and improve cultural intelligence (CQ)—the ability to work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. We provide you with innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research.  Watch this short video to learn more.

what we do

We provide Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), Human Resource Leaders, Talent Acquisition Managers and anyone working in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space with research-based, practical and customized culturally intelligent solutions that guide and support you on your DEI Journey. We help develop innovative solutions that improve multicultural performance based on rigorous academic research. In culturally diverse situations, CQ helps to predict the following:

  • Personal Adjustment and Adaptability
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation Effectiveness
  • Trust, Idea Sharing, and Innovation
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Profitability and Cost-Savings


With our help, organizations that implement CQ solutions typically benefit in many ways including:

  • Success in culturally diverse markets
  • Speed and efficiency when working across borders
  • Effective short-term and long-term global assignments
  • Becoming an employer of choice
  • Profitability and cost savings
  • Multicultural team effectiveness
  • Global virtual team effectiveness

Looking for CQ for your Organization?

Are you looking to assess and improve the effectiveness of your company, team, classroom, or other organized group? Take a look at our organizational-based solutions, or learn more here.

CQ for Business

Whether you’re a small, mid-size, or large company, we will work with you to equip your leaders, teams, and staff to simultaneously advance the values and needs of your organization while adapting to the cultures touched by your organization.

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CQ for Education

Whether you want to assess students’ intercultural competence, improve your study abroad program, or develop a strategy for building a culturally intelligent campus, we have a variety of research-based solutions to meet your needs.

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CQ for Government

We work with federal, state, and local government agencies to develop a strategy for developing culturally intelligent communities.

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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.

To receive your complimentary CQ for Leaders Packet, please provide your email address below.

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