Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Framework for Diversity Learning AND Action

Cross-cultural interactions are hard work. And, nobody behaves flawlessly in cross-cultural interactions.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) isn’t a new and improved label for cultural competence — rather, it’s based on research that asked the underlying question:  Why can some individuals and organizations move in and out of varied cultures easily and effectively while others can’t?

For those of us who work in higher education, we often face an occupational hazard — thinking that knowledge alone is transformative. But knowledge alone is no guarantee of action.

Join us to explore how the four factors of CQ — Drive (motivation), Knowledge (cognition), Strategy (meta-cognition), and Action (behavior) — can enhance our “capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.”

Tuesday, October 23rd from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Esker Hall, room 108.

Please click this link, Cultural Intelligence, to review an introductory article and visit the following websites to learn more prior to our workshop:

Linn Van Dyne:   http://www.linnvandyne.com/cq.html

David Livermore:  http://davidlivermore.com/cq/

Tom Rios

About David Halbach

Assistant Director of the James R. Connor University Center, UW-Whitewater.
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