The Developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) course is designed to help individuals enhance their cultural intelligence and effectively navigate diverse cultural contexts. In this course, participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to engage with cultural differences respectfully, promote inclusion, and foster meaningful connections across cultures.

This course will empower participants to become culturally competent individuals in personal and professional settings through a combination of theoretical frameworks and interactive exercises. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of cultural values, beliefs, and communication styles, enabling them to adapt and connect with diverse individuals and communities.

Key Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to Cultural Intelligence: Explore the concept of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and its importance in a globalized and diverse world. Understand the components of CQ, including cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, cultural skills, and cultural mindfulness.
  • Self-Awareness and Cultural Identity: Develop self-awareness regarding your own cultural identity, biases, and assumptions. Reflect on your cultural upbringing and experiences to better understand how they shape your perceptions and interactions with others.
  • Understanding Cultural Differences: Gain insights into cultural dimensions, values, and communication styles across various cultures. Learn to appreciate diversity, navigate cultural nuances, and avoid cultural stereotypes and assumptions.

Throughout the course, participants will engage in experiential learning activities and interactive discussions to apply their cultural intelligence skills to their own lives. By the end of this course, participants will have developed a strong foundation of cultural intelligence, enabling them to navigate diverse cultural contexts with respect, empathy, and effectiveness. They will be equipped to build inclusive relationships, foster intercultural understanding, and contribute to creating diverse and harmonious local and global environments.

Length of Course: 3 hours

Delivery: In-Person or Virtual

Target Audience: All Employees