What do you do when you encounter someone who is different than you? How do you feel? What goes on inside of you?
As Christians we need be able to understand other cultures to communicate and work effectively within various cultural groups. We have so much in common! Living, dying, eating, sleeping, caring for our family … looking for meaning and purpose. Yet, there is so much that is different!
How can we better express Christ’s love across cultures?
We need the cultural awareness and the ability to adapt to different cultures for meaningful relationship. Now research indicates that this kind of awareness and capability can be measured and evaluated as your cultural intelligence (CQ). Individuals, universities and other faith-based organizations that assess and develop CQ are experiencing many important outcomes:
- More effective cross-cultural adjustment and engaged service
- Improved personal well-being and meaningful relationships
- Effectiveness and strategic impact
- Transformation and Innovation
The Developing Cultural Intelligence workshop equips participants to improve their cultural intelligence, or CQ in light of their CQ Assessment results. Participants receive examples and best practices for using cultural intelligence as they interact in multicultural situations and serve across borders. Participants will leave the workshop with an action plan for improving their cultural intelligence. CQ is a vital ingredient when approaching intercultural challenges and service.
Join us in the Emitte Center, Schimmel Hall, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you plan to attend the CQ Workshop, please send an RSVP to Kelli Bennet, email@example.com.
You will take a CQ evaluation online prior to the CQ Workshop. Then, after an extended intercultural experience or trip abroad, you’ll take the CQ evaluation again. This score comparison will be yours to consider how God is using you to grow and develop for kingdom service.
Questions? Contact Janine Allen, Corban University Dean of Global Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your CQ Matters!