Please sign into ICIS and click 'My training' to search and enrol on this training course

Training dates

Training takes place online via Zoom. Delegates must attend both days.

24 November and 1 December 2022, 10.00 – 13.00 (Please register by 3 November 2022)

Training overview 

In our complex, diverse and international universities, we as professionals have to relate and work effectively across organisational, local, and international differences.

There has been over two decades of academic research into cultural intelligence (CQ), which is changing how individuals and organisations are approaching diversity, inclusion and global engagement across the world. There is a growing body of research which shows that one of the key differences between leaders and teams that succeed in today’s diverse and international organisations, and those that don’t, is culture intelligence.

This programme is designed to give us the framework, challenge, support and reflective time to develop our cultural intelligence in order to enhance inclusion in our international university.

Find out more information, research links and case studies about CQ.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at managers, PIs, academics, those with student facing roles, and department managers.

Key information

  • Two half-day workshops
  • Facilitated by an external trainer: Lucy Butters, Elembee
  • No charge for Imperial staff
  • Online course delivered via Zoom

More details about what the course involves

Stage 1 - Pre-course assessment

 You will be invited to take an assessment in cultural intelligence, and you will receive a personal feedback report.

The assessments will provide feedback on the 4 capabilities, 13 sub dimensions, and 10 cultural values.

The assessments are from the Cultural Intelligence Center.

Stage 2 - Learning

This training programme consists of two half day workshops.

The workshops will be interactive and encourage self-reflection and setting personal learning goals. It is based on leading academic research in the field of CQ. The values of Imperial will be interwoven throughout the workshop to make relevant connections.

Throughout the workshops participants will be encouraged to share their opportunities and challenges on the theme of enhancing and sustaining inclusion in your international university context; develop, or deepen, knowledge of cultural intelligence, explore cultural values and question how they will use the learning.

Stage 3 - Coaching

Each participant will have the opportunity for an individual coaching session to debrief their CQ Feedback report and consider what they want to take from the programme and how they will implement it.

Netiquette for online training

  • It is important that you are fully present and an active participant, to create a safe space for sharing and discussion.
  • For some of our training, you will be required to keep your video cameras on. Please ensure prior to attending that you have a fully functioning camera and microphone. If you have any issues with your equipment, please contact us as soon as possible. If you require your camera to be off as a workplace adjustment, please let us know in advance so that we can makethe trainer aware.
  • Please ensure that you are in a private space where you can maintain confidentiality and the privacy of the other delegates.
  • To maintain confidentiality, all delegates are asked to agree to keep what is said within the group, and not record or take screenshots/photos without permission. Pictures or quotes from the session should not be posted on social media or elsewhere without the express permission of those involved.