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Virtual Convo for Cultural Intelligence Seekers February Topic: Mental Health & Wellness in the Midst of a Pandemic Host: Shakira Onwuachi, MSW, LGSW
Feb 11, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST
Can you make it?

About the Conference

Sankore Consulting, Kuumba Collective, Elizabeth Mackenzie Consulting, & TE2 present the Cultural Intelligence Virtual Conference for Educators.


This virtual conference provides participants the opportunity to learn about different topics from a cultural perspective from educators and experts in the field.


Conference Sessions 


Explore the ability to expand your cultural intelligence by understanding culture,  its influences, and its impacts on an educational setting. Learn from educational practitioners who are experts in the field.


Meet licensure requirements in: 

  • Cultural Competency

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Strategies 

  • Early Onset Mental Illness

  • Suicide Prevention

  • English Learners

In the Classroom

Why a Virtual Conference?


Attending a virtual conference allows you to participate and enjoy the experience of a conference from the comfort of your home, no need to arrange transportation or housing. Additionally, the virtual format allows you to connect with content thought leaders that might otherwise be unavailable in certain spaces. Moreover, with this virtual conference, you will be able to re-watch sessions to better retain the information shared.

What is Cultural Intelligence?

Cultural intelligence, CQ, is defined as the ability to interpret gestures and behaviors different from your own in the correct cultural context; in other words your ability to function and thrive in culturally diverse situations (Ang, Van Dyne & Rockstuhl, 2013; Earley & Mosakowski, 2004). However, this terminology is most often used in the business realm. Our use of the term cultural intelligence is a bit different. We recognize that often the difference between race and culture is conflated and typically interchangeable in people’s minds. As such, we see cultural intelligence as understanding yourself as a racial-cultural being and how that influences and impacts the way you see and situate yourself in both your local and global context.

Digital Mind

Ang, P.C, Van Dyne, L., & Rockstuhl, T. (2013). Cultural intelligence: Origins, conceptualizations, evolutions, and methodological diversity. In M. J. Gelfand, C. Chiu, & Y. Hong (Eds.), Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology (pp. 273-276). Earley, P. C. & Mosakowski, E. (2004). Cultural Intelligence. Harvard Business Review, 82(10), 139-146.

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