in collaboration with
Kuumba Collective and
Elizabeth MacKenzie Consulting
August 4th - August 6th
About the conference.
This virtual conference allows participants to learn about different topics from a cultural perspective from educators and experts in the field.
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.
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.