Cultural Intelligence or CQ® is an essential skill in our highly diverse and complex world. By getting CQ Certified in Washington, D.C., you will gain the expertise, skills, and credentials to help yourself and others develop CQ and make a lasting impact on individuals and organizations anywhere in the world.

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Get Certified In Washington D.C.

Join us for a week-long immersive and hands-on adventure! We’re hosting a robust experiential certification program on May 8 – 12, 2023. This will be the only in-person session this year that covers all three certification courses! The CQ CertificationCQ Train-the-Trainer, and Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer courses (each 1.5 days in duration) will be hosted in-person in the historic city of Washington, DC! Washington DC was founded as the United States capital in 1790 and is known as an international power center. Since then, it has remained a vibrant and culturally diverse city — rich with global cultures, historical sites, art, and much more!

Location Details:

Executive Conference Center
2345 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
(near the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)

If you have any questions, email us at certification@culturalq.com, or click on the button below to schedule a call. We look forward to seeing you!


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CQ Certification
May 8 – 9

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To train and certify participants to understand the CQ model and debrief the CQ feedback report.

Day One: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Day Two: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Eastern Time). Lunch provided.

  • Get Certified
  • CQ Model
  • Experiential Learning
  • Networking

Course formerly known as Level 1

cQ Train the Trainer
May 9 – 10

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To train and certify participants to conduct the Developing CQ workshop.

Day One: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Day Two: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time). Lunch provided.

  • Instruct Developing CQ Workshop
  • Go International
  • Full Access to Materials
  • Access CQ Network

Prerequisite: CQ Certification (Level 1)

Unconscious Bias TTT
May 11 – 12

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To train and certify participants to conduct the CQ Your Bias workshop

Day One: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Day Two: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Eastern Time). Lunch provided.

  • Teach CQ Your Bias Workshop
  • Non-Polarizing Discussions
  • Full Access to Materials
  • Get Equipped

Prerequisite: CQ Certification (Level 1)


The facilitator provided thought leadership on CQ in addition to the course certification content and delivered it in a very approachable way. The course became, in turn, immediately applicable and relevant to my work as a CQ Consultant.

Emily Mathews
CQ Certified Facilitator

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Join Us in the Best Big City in America

For the past seven years, readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted Chicago the Best Big City in America. With fantastic restaurants, museums and art galleries, world-renowned architecture, and incredible shopping it’s no wonder that Chicago is on top of many people’s favorite big city list.

Why not join us in Chicago for our Global Summit and take an extra day or two to enjoy Chicago? Our guaranteed hotel rates represent a great bargain, and the Pendry Hotel is one of Chicago’s finest boutique hotels. Located in the heart of the loop on Michigan Avenue, the Pendry is only two blocks from the famous Riverwalk and close to lots of dining opportunities.

Our Global Summit is open to anyone interested in Cultural Intelligence. Twenty speakers will discuss various aspects of Cultural Intelligence over two days and there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle with interesting people.

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Also in Chicago, our in-person CQ Certification is being conducted by two global experts – Dave Livermore and Linn Van Dyne. If you’ve been wanting to get certified in CQ, learn more here.