We Know We Are Different. Now What? Uncovering Useful Techniques to Advance Your Cultural Intelligence

Jan 31, 2018 (All day)
4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210

Demographics are changing across Ohio and the entire United States. In order to increase organizational and individual effectiveness there must be an increased ability to interact effectively and respectfully with diverse individuals. Unlike previous generations in our country, today’s educators and professionals at every level of an organization and in every location, interact with more individuals and groups whose cultural backgrounds differ from their own. In these situations, some professionals may feel ill equipped to function effectively. Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the term denoting one's capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. Organizational and individual effectiveness is increasingly dependent on people who can be effective and respectful in a variety of cultural situations. The good news is, CQ is not fixed; with experience, education, and some simple, but intentional goals and strategies; one can improve her or his CQ, as well as enhance the quality of her or his interpersonal interactions in a wide range of social contexts.

Workshop objectives

  • This interactive session is designed to provide attendees with information and skills to help them increase their Cultural Intelligence Q.
  • In a non-threatening manner, facilitate an increased awareness of the impacts of personal bias and assumptions of others.

This workshop will be facilitated by Steve Brady.