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Cultural Intelligence: What It Is and Why Congregations Need It

Congregations are at the center of polarizing discussions surrounding topics like critical race theory, vaccine mandates, gender identity, and more. Not only does cultural intelligence improve the way you do multicultural ministry, it also gives you the tools to bridge the polarizing divides between people who look the same on the outside but have vastly different views on the inside. This session will introduce you to cultural intelligence and provides you with some practical ways to use it to bridge generational, ethnic, political differences and more.

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From: September 6, 2023

Recording Passcode: Livermore0906!

Recording Expiration: October 6, 2023

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About the instructor
David Livermore

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books, including Leading with Cultural Intelligence, Driven by Difference, and  Serving with Eyes Wide Open. His newest book, Digital, Diverse & Dividedaddresses one of the most pressing issues of our day–how to overcome polarization in our personal and professional relationships.

David is a founder of the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, Research Professor at Questrom’s School of Business at Boston University, and a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He consults with global organizations around the world, including the Harvard Business School, Google, Coca-Cola, the US Department of Defense, BMW, Qatar Airways, the United Nations, and dozens more. He has traveled to more than one hundred countries and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He also serves on several boards.

David loves to make social science accessible to practitioners. He has been interviewed and referenced by myriad news sources, including The Atlantic , CBS News, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Forbes, NBC, the New York Times, USA Today,  the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal , and the South China Post.

David and his wife, Linda, have two adult daughters, Emily and Grace. Emily is embarking on a career as a litigation lawyer, and Grace is a graphic designer. Some of their favorite family activities are traveling (fortunately!) and discovering new foods together.