Webinar - CQ and Racial Equity

Want to learn how leading organizations utilize CQ to address Racial Equity?

Join us as we take a deep dive into the topic CQ & Racial Equity with an amazing panel of CQ and equity experts.

Hear firsthand:

  • How one of the largest school districts in the US is using CQ to address racial equity
  • How CQ has been used to tackle racial equity in the hospitality industry.

We’ll also take you to the other parts of the world, such as the UK and South Africa, to learn strategies and best practices. Lastly, Dr. Sandra Upton, VP of Global Diversity Practice at the CQ Center, will share some best practices.

Participants will learn:

  • The link between CQ and Racial Equity
  • Best practices and strategies for using CQ to address Racial Equity
  • Practical advice from CQ and racial equity partners and experts from around the globe

Join us for this 1-hour impactive and free webinar

Pro Tip: Use CQ to Build a DEI Organization

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, is the foundation and strategic link to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  As you develop and execute your DEI initiatives within your organization, we recommend doing it one step (or block) at a time. Remember, it’s a journey.

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Featured Speakers

Host and Moderator

THE EXPANDED CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE SCALE

Dr. Sandra Upton

VP, Global Diversity Practice

Cultural Intelligence Center

Panelists

The Cultural Intelligence Center

Gerry Fernandez

President  

Multicultural Food Service and Hospitality

The Cultural Intelligence Center

Quinton Pretorius

Director

CQ Africa

The Cultural Intelligence Center

Jennifer Izekor

Executive Director

Above Difference

The Cultural Intelligence Center

Ariss Rider

Director of School, Community, and Partner Engagement

Racial Equity Office

Dallas Independent School District


Dr. Sandra Upton

VP, Global Diversity Practice
Cultural Intelligence Center


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.


Gerry Fernandez 

President
Multicultural Food Services and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

 

As President and Founder of MFHA – an educational non-profit organization that makes the business case for developing cultural intelligence in the workplace- Gerry has spent decades educating and advocating for the business benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion in the foodservice & hospitality industry. An engagingly energetic Speaker who practices “straight talk”, he travels across the US and internationally, bringing authentic perspective on building Cultural Intelligence that raises the topline, improves the bottom-line, and builds brands’ cultural authenticity.

Gerry was named to Nation’s Restaurant News 2018 Power List of the 50 Most Influential People in Foodservice, “the definitive list of industry leaders who are not only setting trends today, but also shaping them for tomorrow”.


Quinton Pretorius 

Director
CQ Africa

 

Quinton engages executives and leaders from mega corporations and start-ups alike on issues of diversity management, interpersonal communication, and personal potential development. He speaks on a variety of topics from leveraging diversity, mentoring, cultural intelligence and leadership. He advocates that it is impossible to inspire, influence or lead people (or enterprises) to greatness without being aware of and responding to one’s social context and the cultures and sub-cultures at play within the environment.


Jennifer Izekor

Executive Director
Above Difference

 

Jennifer Izekor is an Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Trainer and Facilitator and also a Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.  She is the Founder and Leader of Above Difference Limited a fast-rising new organisation in the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion landscape supporting leaders and managers across the public sector to embrace Culturally Intelligent (CQ) and Inclusive Leadership as a key to delivering Inclusive workspaces where all are valued and diversity is leveraged to produce innovative and inclusive services.  

Above Difference Limited counts a number of  leading NHS Health Trusts, Local Authorities, Government Bodies and other public sector bodies among its growing client lists. Jennifer brings a wealth of public sector leadership experience as a Senior Civil Servant, Public Appointee, CEO, Trustee, and Public Sector NED to her facilitation and training. This and her lived-in experiences as a BAME Woman Leader provides her with depth, knowledge, and understanding of the challenges for Inclusion and Diversity facing senior leaders of all backgrounds in the public sector.  Jennifer is an exciting, innovative and engaging speaker and facilitator and has been described by Professor David Livermore, President of the Cultural Intelligence Institute  USA as ‘one of the best CQ trainers and facilitators on the planet’ and a public sector Leader recently described the Above Difference ‘Leading Inclusively With Cultural Intelligence Leadership Masterclass’ as “the single best training, development, reflection time I have had in over a decade”. Jennifer has recently been highlighted as one of the leading 125 people to follow on LinkedIn for Diversity and Inclusion.  

Jennifer lives in Essex with her daughter and is a mentor and coach as well as a lay minister.


Ariss Ryder

Director of School, Community, and Partner Engagement Racial Equity Office
Dallas Independent School District

Ariss Rider is a proud Texas native and has lived most of her life between Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. She is the youngest of four girls and has always been curious and ambitious about life. So much so that she skipped the last two years of high school in pursuit of a career in medicine at the Texas Academy of Math and Science.  However, after graduating from the University of North Texas,  she got a small taste of teaching and was hooked immediately when she saw the eyes of students lighting up every day.  

Five years into her teaching career, Mrs. Rider continued her studies and received a master’s degree in Education Administration from Texas A & M University at Commerce. She taught for nine more years before moving into an administrative role. Mrs. Rider has served in education over 23 years as an assistant principal, central office coordinator and a campus principal.  During her tenure as principal, Ariss successfully served as a turnaround principal of an Improvement Required elementary campus as well as led the top magnet middle school in Dallas ISD.  Both experiences allowed her to work diligently to ensure that families and students had equal access to a high-quality education and individualized support services. 

Ariss was most recently appointed as a Director in the Racial Equity Office in Dallas ISD. She is currently working on her doctoral degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.  

In her spare time, Ariss enjoys reading, movies, running, and spending time with her husband and two children.

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About Cultural Intelligence Center

The Cultural Intelligence Center is dedicated to the worldwide assessment and development of cultural intelligence or CQ–a globally recognized way of measuring and improving intercultural effectiveness. It owns the only academically validated CQ assessment in the world and offers certification and training for using the assessment. More information about the Cultural Intelligence Center can be found on our website located at http://www.CulturalQ.com.

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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.

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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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