Cultural Intelligence

David Livermore, Executive Director, Global Learning Center, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
May 7, 2009

Why are some leaders able to create trust and work effectively with ministry partners in China, Latin-America, and Africa all in the same day, while others are barely able to manage the diversity in their own neighborhoods? The answer partly lies in their cultural intelligence, or CQ. Cultural intelligence, the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, organizational, and even generational cultures is a research-based approach to working in numerous cultural contexts simultaneously.

This webinar will introduce you to the emerging domain of CQ and demonstrate its relevance to 21st Century ministry. Walk you through the four dimensions of CQ and share insights from the ‘Cultural Intelligence and Ministry Leadership’ project. Describe ways to grow CQ in yourself and others. David Livermore is Executive Director of the Global Learning Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a senior consultant and trainer with the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan. He is the Co-Founder of Intersect, an organization that provides leadership training and consulting to leaders around the world.


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