Cultural Intelligence: A PLA Webinar Series

Cultural Intelligence text against background of world map, dot pattern, and other abstract imagesA two-part series

Each on-demand webinar in this two-part series is available separately, or purchase access to the series at a discount.

You've heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ?

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultural boundaries. Cultural Intelligence involves four interdependent skills: Knowledge, Motivation, Interpretation, and Behavior.

Part 1:
Building CQ: Fostering Our Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence building is a life-long journey, and all can improve their CQ over time. In a world of culture clashes, any effort towards cultural intelligence will make an immediate and effective impact. Relevant to all staff, this first on-demand webinar in the series introduces concepts and actions which shape personal and organizational cultural competencies. The conversation will change perceptions and actions in ways which encourage and nurture.

Improving our CQ makes us better communicators and more gracious actors in our increasingly diverse world. Build your CQ and learn tools you can apply immediately as you cross cultural boundaries.

This archived webinar was originally presented on April 4, 2019.

Running time: 58 minutes

Part 2:
Applying CQ: Shaping Culturally Intelligent Libraries

The four interdependent CQ skills of Knowledge, Motivation, Interpretation, and Behavior that help individuals function effectively across cultural boundaries can also help organizations to act in culturally intelligent ways. Using concepts introduced in “Building CQ: Fostering Our Cultural Intelligence” as a foundation, this second on-demand webinar in the series makes the leap from “me” to “we.”

The conversation will explore how CQ can shape our libraries’ policies, services, and programs in ways which help our staff and users bridge the culture gaps and cross the cultural boundaries of our ever-changing communities.

Improving our organizational CQ fosters trust in our libraries and makes our libraries more effective community anchors. Build your organizational CQ and learn exercises you can apply immediately as you shape your library’s future.

This archived webinar was originally presented on April 11, 2019.

Running time: 58 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the "Building CQ: Fostering Our Cultural Intelligence" on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define CQ and explain the four skills which form the cultural intelligence framework;
  • Identify the impact that holding different values from majority culture have on a person’s experiences and respond effectively; and
  • Determine next steps in their own CQ journey.

At the conclusion of the "Applying CQ: Shaping Culturally Intelligent Libraries" on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define several models of cultural orientation and explain the role they have in shaping library practices and policies;
  • Identify the impact that holding different values from their library can have on patrons or employees and respond effectively; and
  • Determine next steps in their library’s CQ journey.

Who Should Attend

All public library staff, including library managers and directors; and other library leaders.

Presenter

Marla EhlersTrained by CQ expert Dr. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, Marla Ehlers has facilitated multiple workshops on CQ among a variety of learners. Marla most recently presented on cultural intelligence for the Urban Libraries Council and at the California Library Association’s annual conference and has spoken on a variety of other topics at state and national conferences. With over 20 years in libraries and a background in teaching and children’s services, Marla is currently assistant director at the Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library.

Registration

Cost

  Single webinar Two-webinar series
Individual – PLA Personal Member $33.00 $59.00
Individual – ALA Personal Member/Nonmember $49.00 $85.00
Group* $199.00 $299.00


* Group rate is for single library access, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

How to Register

Purchase from the ALA Store:

Building CQ: Fostering Our Cultural Intelligence INDIVIDUAL ACCESS GROUP ACCESS
Applying CQ: Shaping Culturally Intelligent Libraries INDIVIDUAL ACCESS GROUP ACCESS
Cultural Intelligence: A PLA Webinar Series – includes both on-demand webinars above INDIVIDUAL ACCESS GROUP ACCESS

 

If you will be viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate. If you plan on viewing this on-demand webinar with a group of 3 or more people, please purchase at the group rate. Group access is for a single library, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

The purchase of an on-demand webinar includes instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

On-demand webinar are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Neither individual nor group purchase includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tech Requirements

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Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).