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WHAT’S YOUR CQ? CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE

  • 05/11/2016
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
  • Center for Change
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What’s Your CQ? Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Competence


Our local communities are becoming more global through technology and demographic changes. The organizations we work in are “internationalizing”, employees are geographically dispersed, from different countries, different cultures. The workplace requires individuals to be aware of different cultures, to interact with people from different cultures, and to interpret new culture as they are encountered.  The changing workforce and societal demographics have changed the learning demands for leaders today.  Harvard Business Review recently devoted a “Spotlight Series” on The New Global Leader; highlighting the critical skills necessary for success in the global workplace. Cultural competence is essential for success.  With these changing cultural and demographic trends, how do we understand our own cultural identity to effective in our leadership? This workshop will explore key elements of cultural intelligence and practices for cultural competence.

Learning Objectives

1.        Examine the trends that are driving the need for greater cultural intelligence

2.        Define culture, cultural intelligence and map personal cultural identity

3.        Explore cultural values orientations in five frameworks (goals, communication, time, decision making, risk)

This session will begin with an overview of trends in the workplace that are driving the need for greater cultural intelligence and cultural competency.  Before an organization can effectively develop strategies for appealing to and retaining diverse talent, it needs to examine its own cultural awareness, which starts at the personal level.  Participants will map their own cultural identity and explore the cultural values orientations of various cultures to gain greater awareness of how to adjust behavior to interact with various cultures.

Mary Stelletello, MA, MBA, ACC brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to her coaching and consulting in the areas of leadership development, governance, strategy development, strategic partnership facilitation and organizational capacity building. Throughout her nonprofit career, Mary held five executive director positions. 

Mary is an ACC credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation and an Associate Coach with The Ken Blanchard Companies.  She uses these skills with nonprofit executives, board leaders and management staff to strengthen their abilities and skills to guide organizations to excellence.

Mary has worked in more than 25 countries on six continents as Director of Education and Leadership for the International Youth Foundation.  In her last position as an executive director, she led AYUSA Global Youth Exchange, an international nonprofit providing high school exchange opportunities for youth from 60 countries.

Mary co-authored the eBook, Proactively Plan for the Inevitable: A Guide to Leadership Transition and Succession.  Mary is a contributor to The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. 

Mary holds a MA in Latin American Studies and MBA from the University of New Mexico.  She received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. 

For more information on Mary and Vista Global Coaching & Consulting:

Website: www.vistaglobalcc.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/marystelletello

Twitter: @VistaGlobalMary

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