Drive...Knowledge...Strategy...Action are the four capabilities of cultural intelligence (CQ).
CQ, defined as a person's capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity, is an essential skill for effective engagement with our neighbor five miles or 5,000 miles away. Like cultural competency, cultural intelligence has no fixed end point. Instead, CQ offers insights about individual capabilities to cope with multi-cultural situations, engage in cross-cultural interactions, and perform in culturally diverse work groups. ISDC offers a two day workshop that includes analysis of participants' CQ assessments and the development of student specific plans to enhance and bolster CQ. Dr. Edmondson is a Certified CQ Facilitator.
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance are essential components of anti-racism work. In this workshop, domestic minority, majority, and International students will learn about systemic racism, cultivate racial self-awareness, and create plans to actively pursue racial justice and accountability. Additionally, this workshop briefly explores domestic racism, internalized racism, xenophobia, and the moral consequences of white privilege. Both workshops in conjunction with attendance at the Intercultural Happy Hour can satisfy Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE) requirements. If you are interested in this option, please contact ISDCfor more details.