Succeed in a Diverse and Global World

We provide research-based tools, training, and assessments to build Cultural Intelligence or CQ®  — the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more.

Prepare Your Team Begin Your Personal Development

Get CQ® Certified Online!

We offer our certification courses in a virtual setting, as well as two in-person programmes per year. Our virtual certifications are provided in a live webinar format and are just as interactive as the face-to-face sessions.

Join our new virtual certification programmes and add the only official CQ certification programmes to your portfolio!

Learn More

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ®, measures your capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It’s a form of intelligence that has been tested by academic researchers in over 100 countries for more than two decades.  Learn more about Cultural Intelligence.

Global CQ

Global CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively across international cultures.

Learn More

Domestic CQ

Domestic CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds in your own country.

Learn More

Multiple Solutions to Fit Your Needs


Improve the effectiveness of your company, team, or classroom

Prepare Your Team


View our list of personal development products and solutions from our sister-site  Use code LearnCQ25 at checkout for 25% off of your purchase.

Products and Services

View a comprehensive list of all our products and services

Browse All

The Power of Research

What is the difference between individuals and organisations that are effective in today’s multicultural, globalised world and those that fail?

Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, CQ captures the capabilities of individuals and organisations that successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context.

The Cultural Intelligence Scale
Following rigorous scale development procedures over many years, the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) was developed, refined, validated, and cross-validated

using a series of culturally diverse samples that included executives, expats, professionals, students, and members of multicultural teams throughout the world.
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale (E-CQS) provides more nuanced feedback based on separate scales for each of thirteen sub-dimensions. Results demonstrate strong

incremental, discriminant, and predictive validity of the CQS and E-CQS. The CQS and E-CQS are the basis of the CQ Self-Assessments and the CQ Multi-Rater Assessment (360°).
Reliable Results
Research demonstrates strong incremental and discriminant validity of these scales. CQ has predictive validity above and beyond social desirability, personality, experience, and a host of other constructs. Accordingly, it’s not easy to “game” the assessment and

there’s a high level of convergence between self-ratings and observer-ratings across several thousand participants. Research also demonstrates the practical utility of both self-report and observer-report versions of the CQ scales.

Learn About Our Process

White Paper: The Inclusive Culture Pyramid

We live and work in an increasingly globalized and multi-cultural world. The barriers around what’s acceptable and familiar are constantly being broken down. Want to read on how to lead and manage others effectively?

Learn More

Who We’ve Worked With

We work with some of the most forward thinking organisations around the world to assess and develop their cultural intelligence.

View More

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you consent to our use of cookies. Learn more here >

The Team Behind the CQ

We have a team of researchers, trainers, and consultants around the world who are ready to work with you to assess and improve your CQ.

About Us Meet Our Team