Apply by Feb. 15 for sponsored Cultural Intelligence training

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CFAES, in partnership with Ohio State's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), is bringing the Cultural Intelligence Center to Columbus to provide Cultural Intelligence Level 1 Certification Training. The training takes place April 22-23 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

The regular fee for this training is $2,100 per person.

However, through funding via the CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team and ODI, we are able to sponsor 10 slots from the college to participate in the program. A brief application needs to be completed.

All CFAES faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. We'd like to have representation from all positions on the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Team. As a college, we will begin to offer CQ training to our faculty, staff and students. In addition, ODI hopes to work with Ohio State-trained facilitators to offer the program university-wide.

The training is 1.5 days. Each attendee will become a certified level 1 CQ facilitator. The registration fee includes training materials, meals, CQ Multi-rater Assessment and, upon completion, access to the CQ assessment at a discounted rate for Ohio State faculty, staff and students.

If you are interested, contact Kathy Lechman, program director and leader, Diversity Development, CFAES, Submit your completed application to by Feb. 15.

More information about Cultural Intelligence is available online at