Tools – Cultural Intelligence

The key to a successful organization is understanding and developing a strong, inclusive culture. By making inclusion a part of core company values, organizations can create a safe space that will bring team members together and transform company culture.

Through Cultural Intelligence (CQ), individuals, teams, and organizations will better understand how each relates, adapts, and works in culturally diverse situations.

At Cooper Consulting Group, we have experienced cultural intelligence consultants to help organizations and teams with cultural intelligence workshops and cultural intelligence leadership development. Call us today at (888) 614-9709 to find out how we can help.

What is Cultural Intelligence?

CQ is best described as working and relating effectively with people from different backgrounds. The culturally intelligent person understands domestic diversity and is able to work effectively with peers, colleagues, and customers from different generations, ethnicities, functions, organizations, regions, and more. The first step toward developing CQ is measuring cultural values and potential bias through the Cultural Values Profile.

Who’s Cultural Intelligence for?

CQ and the Cultural Values Profile are for individuals, teams, and organizations seeking to manage bias across small and large businesses and work more effectively with peers, colleagues, and customers. We find that many organizations use cultural intelligence training for leaders to help bring their teams to new levels.

What does Cultural Intelligence measure?

The Cultural Intelligence Tool (CQ) explores triggers that activate an individual’s biased thoughts. Through a variety of interactive activities, reflection prompts, and short video vignettes, participants can explore personal biases and share strategies to prevent the application of these biases. Participants will be encouraged to commit to taking continued action to build individual and organizational resilience to bias.

What are the benefits of Cultural Intelligence?

Individuals and organizations will learn to embrace different cultures and viewpoints, driving innovation, and improving decision-making. These improvements lead to increased staff productivity and retention, often ushering in higher profitability.

Building Inclusivity in the Workplace Workshop

We know diversity makes for stronger organizations. When companies embrace and value employees of different backgrounds in the workplace, they reap the rewards of creativity and innovation, a strong company culture, improved employee performance, and more. Diversity isn’t the same as inclusivity, though.

Inclusivity is the next step to successfully supporting a diverse workforce. It’s about creating an environment that welcomes and includes each employee. Through our Cultural Intelligence workshop, your organization can experience the benefits of managing bias and creating inclusion, becoming a stronger workplace, inclusive of diverse backgrounds and personalities.

Participant Takeaways:

  • Understanding and managing unconscious bias when collaborating with others
  • Increasing motivation to reduce the impact of unconscious bias
  • Working effectively with diverse teams and project groups
  • Creating inclusive environments that encourage active participation
  • Understand and manage the unconscious when collaborating with others

In order to cultivate a stronger workplace, inclusive of diverse backgrounds and personalities, managing bias is essential. In this workshop, we employ Cultural Intelligence to help build individual and organizational resilience to bias. Participants will learn how to manage bias by identifying triggers that activate biased thoughts and developing strategies to prevent bias application.

Workshop Objective

The goal of this workshop is to increase motivation to reduce the impact of unconscious bias, to learn about the benefits of managing bias and creating inclusion, and to explore the four domains of cultural intelligence.

Who is it for
This workshop is ideal for individuals, teams, and organizations seeking to become more culturally intelligent and manage bias across small and large businesses.

How does it work
Participants will complete the Cultural Values Profile and/or the CQ Pro Feedback Report before attending the workshop. During the workshop, we will engage in multiple modules ranging from unpacking unconscious bias and applying CQ to bias to personal development planning.

Outcomes
Individuals and organizations will better embrace different cultures and viewpoints, driving innovation and improving decision-making. These improvements can lead to increased staff productivity and retention, often ushering in higher profitability.

Methodology
We use the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework, which includes the Cultural Values Profile and the CQ Pro Feedback Report to identify and address bias.

Program Structure
Programs are customized to meet each organization’s needs. Each program features 6-7 specified modules and ranges from 90-minutes to 6.5 hours.

Pre-work
Each participant will come to the workshop with one unconscious bias problem or challenge their organization is facing today.
Participants will fill out a Cultural Identity PDF

With the help of the Cooper Consulting Group team, you can take the next step in successfully supporting a diverse workforce. We will equip your people to effectively manage bias and create inclusion to become a more culturally aware and thus stronger organization. Call (888) 614-9709 to learn how we can help your organization.

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