Succeed with Cultural Intelligence

Welcome to, brought to you by The Cultural Intelligence Center.  CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ®, predicts effectiveness in culturally diverse situations, success in work performance and leadership effectiveness. Research demonstrates that people with high CQ make high quality decisions. They are also effective leaders, high performers, creative, skilled negotiators, trusted, and resistant to burnout – all in culturally diverse situations.

The Pathway to Cultural Intelligence Begins With:


Online Learning

Professional Credential

Measuring Your CQ

Our world is more complex, dynamic, and competitive than ever. You may find yourself asking:

How do I communicate or work effectively with diverse colleagues, friends, family, neighbors, and others?

How do I establish authentic and gratifying business and personal relationships without compromising my own values? 

How do I advance my career and succeed in diverse settings? 

The answer is Cultural Intelligence. 

Beginning your CQ journey starts with measuring your Cultural Intelligence with the CQ Pro Assessment. This assessment measures your ability to work and relate across global cultures by measuring skills in four distinct areas: CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Action, and CQ Strategy.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals from over 168 countries have taken the CQ Assessment to measure their intercultural effectiveness and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those they interact with daily.

“We need leaders with CQ who can make connections with people who are not like them."
Shuvo Saha
Director of Google's Digital Academy

Developing Your CQ

 With all of the valuable insights gained in your assessment’s feedback report, the next step is to learn how to interpret, improve, and leverage your cultural intelligence.  The MyCQ™ is an engaging and practical one-hour course that dives deeper into your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) scores. It provides you with personalized strategies for improvement and is designed to walk you through the process of applying your CQ in the real-world. You’ll get answers to questions like: 
  • What do my scores mean? 
  • How can I improve?
  • How do I compare with individuals worldwide? 
  • How do I leverage my cultural intelligence in the real-world? 

"In a world where crossing boundaries is routine, CQ becomes a vitally important aptitude and skill."
Harvard Business Review

Succeeding With CQ

The final step is to use what you’ve learned to get a global advantage. Top employers from around the globe are eager to hire individuals with high CQ. The CQ Credential: A Masterclass in Cultural Intelligence is the final step in honing in and refining your CQ skills while also getting the credentials you need to set yourself apart globally.

Upon completion of the full CQ Masterclass, you’ll receive digital credentials to showcase your CQ advantage to the world.  

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"Cultural intelligence has resulted in one of our most profitable leadership development initiatives. The program has helped IATA build bridges across different cultures and has played a direct role in the growth of our business in emerging markets."
Guido Gianasso
Vice President of Human Capital, IATA

Trusted By

The Cultural Intelligence Advantage

“CQ is a critical capability for navigating today’s increasingly global and diverse business environment…the good news is it’s entirely learned. It’s so important that we made it one of our core behaviors at Pwc”
—  Robert Moritz, 
Chairman PwC
“David Livermore’s work on cultural intelligence is an essential tool for working, living and leading in a world without borders.”
— Dick DeVos, 
Former Chairman and CEO of Amway
“Based on solid academic research and years of personal experience, this is a whole new way of thinking holistically about the challenges and presents a repertoire of skills and behaviors that we can put to use in cross-cultural interactions.”
— Jim Kouzes, 
The Leadership Challenge

Our Body of CQ Research

The Cultural Intelligence Center utilizes a rigorous research process consisting of:


Participating Countries


Years of Experience


Peer-reviewed Articles

Getting Started with Cultural Intelligence

CQ Assessments

Our research-based assessments are designed to measure effectiveness in diverse situations and to promote a deeper understanding of our own approaches to life and work and how those compare to others.

CQ Online Learning

Detailed, interactive and based on the same rigorous research as all our training and certification offerings. E- Learning courses are an excellent way to debrief an assessment or provide training to anyone.


Our workshops are designed to improve your cultural intelligence, enhance your professional resume, and prepare you to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Attending the Developing CQ® and CQ® Your Bias workshops is an innovative and effective way to develop your cultural intelligence and learn to mitigate personal and systemic bias — improving your overall ability to connect and thrive in our diverse world.

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