Professional learning for international educators

Developing Cultural Intelligence CQ® Virtual Workshop
Enhance your ability to work with agents, parents and students

Duration:  4 hours (2 hours over 2 days)

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.
From 1 pm-3pm Eastern on both days.

Price:  $275 per person plus tax

The Developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) virtual workshop is for individuals and organizations looking for proven strategies to improve their multicultural personal and professional relationships. This workshop will help all international educators who interact with different cultures.

Course participants learn about their own level of cultural intelligence and the four capabilities of CQ.

  1. CQ Drive: Level of interest, persistence, and confidence during multicultural interactions.
  2. CQ Knowledge: Understanding about how cultures are similar and different.
  3. CQ Strategy: Awareness and ability to plan for multicultural interactions.
  4. CQ Action: Ability to adapt when relating and working in multicultural contexts.

Developing CQ goes beyond cultural awareness; it utilizes peer-reviewed research to offer recognized methods for building an individual’s cultural intelligence and having more effective cross-cultural connections.

The Facilitator

Malvina Rapko is an experienced international educator with a B.A in International Studies and is certified to deliver CQ workshops. Based in Saskatoon, she has served as an international student recruiter and homestay coordinator and has presented at workshops across Canada. Her family came to Canada as refugees and embarked on their own journey to understand and embrace a different culture

This workshop will introduce participants to cultural intelligence and equip them with strategies for applying it to any multicultural context. The overall objective is to improve intercultural performance

  • Self-awareness of how culture influences your interactions with others
  • Understanding how to develop and apply CQ in yourself and others
  • Effectiveness working with multicultural colleagues and customers

The Cultural Intelligence Assessment evaluates personal effectiveness in diverse situations by measuring individual capabilities in four distinct areas: CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Strategy, and CQ Action. In other words, CQ Assessments measures one’s:

  • motivation to interact with people who are different from them
  • knowledge about similarities and differences across cultures and how to leverage that insight and experience
  • ability to adapt and flex when interactions don’t go according to plan
  • ability to strategize before an interaction with someone who is different from them
  • CQ Starter program
  • What’s Your CQ? participant guide
  • CQ Basic Assessment & Feedback Report 


  • Become familiar with facilitator, co-participants, and purpose of the workshop
  • Recognize the relevance of cultural intelligence
  • Explore the definition of  “culture”
  • Develop an understanding of cultural intelligence
  • Recognize the importance of cultural intelligence as a key capability for intercultural effectiveness
  • Understand the importance of CQ Drive for intercultural effectiveness
  • Reflect on CQ Drive scores and learn strategies for improvement
  • Know how to apply CQ Drive
  • Understand the importance of CQ Knowledge for intercultural effectiveness
  • Reflect on CQ Knowledge scores and learn strategies for improvement
  • Know how to apply CQ Knowledge
  • Understand the importance of CQ Strategy for intercultural effectiveness
  • Reflect on CQ Strategy scores and strategies for improvement
  • Know how to apply CQ Strategy
  • Understand the importance of CQ Action for intercultural effectiveness
  • Reflect on CQ Action scores and strategies for improvement
  • Know how to apply CQ Action
  • Create an action plan for improving and applying CQ
  • Be motivated to develop CQ in self and others
Please get in touch to learn more about our services
  • 613-888-9560 (9 am to 5 pm Eastern time)
  • douglasronson at