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Moving Into Leadership With Cultural Intelligence (CQ) For BAME Leaders

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A Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Workshop specifically designed for BAME leadership aspirants to complement ongoing leadership programmes.

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This programme is designed to help BAME leaders understand how Cultural Intelligence (CQ) can enhance their leadership skills and understand how cultural values and preferences can impact on their leadership style.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is defined as the capability to work effectively across diverse cultural contexts. It is an academically validated approach that equips participants with a core set of capabilities and skills. CQ equips leaders to adapt when working across diverse cultural contexts by helping them adapt their leadership styles to engage effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

CQ offers a unique set of skills and capabilities to BAME leaders/aspiring leaders equipping them to successfully navigate the diverse range of cultures that can sometimes form barriers to progression in their careers. CQ also offers BAME Leaders insight into their own cultural value preferences and helps them to understand how these inform the way they interact with others. It equips participants who complete the programme to be Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive leaders equipped to make diversity and inclusion work for all.

This programme is unique to Above Difference, developed by Jennifer Izekor, a BAME woman with extensive experience of leadership within the Public Sector. Jennifer is a John Maxwell leadership coach, facilitator and trainer, and an Accredited Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Trainer. She has developed this course based on years of coaching and mentoring aspiring BAME leaders and she is passionate about helping BAME leaders to find and develop the leader within.

Each Participant will receive:

  • A Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Online Assessment
  • A copy of “Whats Your CQ?”
  • A copy of “Expand Your Borders” by David Livermore Ph.d
  • A Cultural Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership Personal Development Plan
  • A One to One/ Small Group Leadership Development Session following the programme
  • Access to online learning resources.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants who undertake this programme will:

• Gain an in-depth understanding and awareness of their own Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Values and preferences, and how to adapt these effectively, where necessary when working/leading in diverse cultural settings.

• Develop enhanced skills, capabilities, and abilities to work at a range of levels across their organisations, navigating different organisational and team cultures effectively and enhancing their career progression.

• Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of other people’s Cultural Values on them and how to navigate these effectively. Specifically overcoming barriers to progression and achieving their full potential.

• Complement other leadership development programmes with a deeper understanding of how culture can define their leadership style.

• Understand how CQ can equip them to adapt their confidence and leadership styles to work across diverse teams and cultures.

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Hi, my name is Jennifer Izekor and I am the  Executive Director of Above Difference Limited. I am  a  Certified Advanced  Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Facilitator and Trainer licensed by the Cultural Intelligence Center in Grand Michigan USA. Professor David Livermore. President of the CQ Institute recently described me as "probably one of the best CQ Trainers on the planet". I was very chuffed!!!

I am also Professional and a Certified Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team.

My expertise and knowledge of Cultural Intelligence are underpinned by a significant track record of working at senior leadership levels across the public, private and third sector across a wide range of disciplines.

I am passionate about supporting leaders in the public sector who are faced with the dual challenge of making their organisations more inclusive and diverse. Creating and maintaining Inclusive working environments requires a specific set of skills and tools. Our programmes are designed to provide a safe space in which leaders can work together to explore leadership, inclusivity and Cultural Intelligence as it relates to their leadership style.

My aim is to inspire, motivate and challenge you to recognise the power you have within to influence your leaders and managers and create real and sustainable change.

I bring my proven leadership skills and experience as well as my experience as a black woman working in leadership in the Public Sector. It's a great combination!

CQ is beginning to make a real difference to leaders across Health, Policing, Education. You will come away from our programmes with a whole new perspective and a better awareness of how Culture and Leadership can work together to make a real difference.

Come join the movement and find out what Your CQ® is! In the meantime check out these videos and the many more on Youtube!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Izekor




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