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Most people are aware of the fact that it is possible to measure one’s intelligence (IQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ). But now it is possible to measure an individual’s (or organisation’s) Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Dr David Livermore, President and Partner at the Cultural Intelligence Centre in East Lansing, Michigan (USA) is coming to South Africa for the first time to introduce this concept through a series of half-day seminars entitled “Develop Your Cultural Intelligence.” Dr Livermore will be joined on stage by Buhle Dlamini of Young & Able, the organisation responsible for bring Dr Livermore to our shores.

Cultural Intelligence is defined as “a person's capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity.” It is not only an essential competency for

firms with global interests, but is very useful in helping us understand and engage effectively with the diverse peoples in our own country.

“We’ve often engaged in diversity workshops for various companies where people feel like they don’t need this, because they already interact well with people from different cultures. Up until now, there has been no way to measure or quantify this assertion,” says Stacey Dlamini from Young & Able. “What Cultural Intelligence (CQ) provides us are academically credible tools by which CQ can be assessed and improved. And this has huge implications for our ability to work together effectively both in our companies, and as a nation.”

The seminars, which include an individual CQ assessment for each participant, will be as follows:

Johannesburg: Nov 18 2013        09h00 – 13h00   Sandton Convention Centre

Durban:                Nov 19 2013        09h00 – 13h00   Durban International Convention Centre

Cape Town:        Nov 20 2013        09h00 – 13h00   Cape Town International Convention Centre

Cost: R2,800 per delegate, ex VAT.

For more information on the seminars or to register, please go to www.youngable.com/cq or email Debbie Montague at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Dr Livermore:

David Livermore is a thought leader in cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of the new book,The Cultural Intelligence Difference. His book, Leading with Cultural Intelligence, was named a best-seller in business byThe Washington Post. He’s a frequent speaker and adviser to leaders in Fortune 500s, non-profits, and governments and has worked in more than 100 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. For more information on CQ and Dr Livermore’s work, please go to www.culturalq.com .

These seminars are made possible by Young & Able, in partnership with Cometsa.