Cultural IQ Assessments
The Cultural Intelligence Center has developed research-based assessments that 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.
Assessments are chosen based on the type of workshop. There are a variety of assessments that measure Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Cultural Values (CV).
- CQ Assessments measure an individual’s capability to work and relate effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds
- While the Cultural Values Profile measures individual preferences that influence approaches to life, school, and work.
The Cultural Intelligence Assessment evaluates effectiveness in diverse situations by measuring 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
- ability to strategize before an interaction with someone who is different from them
- ability to adapt and flex when interactions don’t go according to plan
This assessment is available in three formats. The type of assessment used will depend on the workshop chosen by you.
1. The Basic Assessment
- Individuals rate themselves, by answering questions related to the four CQ capabilities.
2. Standard Assessment
- Individuals begin by rating themselves, by answering questions, related to the four CQ capabilities.
- Next, the individual will self-select (at least 4) observers to answer a few questions that relate to the four CQ capabilities.
- All observer feedback is aggregated and provided to the individual for comparison to their self-rated scores.
3. Team Standard Assessment
- This tool is designed for intact teams where the individual team members act as observers. All members of the teams will answer questions related to the four CQ capabilities.
- An administrator or program coordinator will start by forming teams.
- Individuals on those teams will rate themselves on the four CQ capabilities and will then get an opportunity to provide feedback on each of the other team members’ CQ.
- Team feedback is aggregated and presented to each individual for comparison to their self-rated scores.
All of the CQ Assessments are built upon extensive, peer-reviewed, research. To learn more about the research basis of the assessments, click Here
Cultural Values Profile
The Cultural Values Profile measures individual preferences that influence approaches to life, school, and work.
Cultural Values are personal preferences that remain relatively stable over time. Understanding your own preferences and learning about the typical preferences of others can help you anticipate possible similarities and differences in the ways people approach life and work. Cultural Values can differ among individuals with similar cultural backgrounds and also between two individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
This assessment is available in one format.
1. The Basic Assessment
- Individuals rate themselves, by answering a series of questions related to synthesized research in the area focused on ten global cultural values.
*Please note that assessments are not a stand-alone service. They are solely provided by attending a workshop and are not available on their own.*