Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership/ Discussion group
Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership Online Course supported by a weekly discussion group
The discussion group will be held on the following days.
November 17th, 24th, December 1st and 8th from 16:15 to 17:15 at conference center meeting room #4.
You don't have to attend all four discussion group. OIST members are welcome to attend one or more of the gruops. Even if you struggle to find time to do the course reading, you would be welcomed to attend the discussion group to share your thoughts on Cultural Intelligence and its appricability to OIST.
Common Purpose, via Future Learn are offering a free 4-week course, starting November 9th UTC (November 10th JST).
“Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the natural evolution from the well-established notions of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional intelligence). Good leaders need all three to lead effectively. CQ is the ability to cross divides - whether country, generation, gender, sector or background - and to thrive in multiple cultures. Developing your CQ will enable you to work with people who are different from you, and lead in your organisation, community, business or place of study.”
The course aims at answering questions such as:
- build the skills to lead across divides and thrive in multiple cultures;
- go on a journey to uncover the cultural influences that make you think and act the way you do;
- see how understanding yourself can help you work with other people;
- learn skills to recognise what makes others tick and behave the way they do;
- and embrace diversity and recognise its role in innovative problem solving.
(Text taken from the course introduction)
Find out more information and enrol at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cultural-intelligence
Course commitment is 2-3 hours per week for video lectures, reading and assignments. The course started on the 9th November, but it is not too late to enroll now and benefit from this free course. As this is an online course you can do the reading and watch the videos during the week at a time that is convenient to you.
****Putting it into Practice****
The Ganjuu Wellbeing service is offering a weekly group for one hour on Tuesday afternoons (16:15-17:15) for four weeks (starting 17th November) to support your learning, discuss ideas with colleagues, and think about cultural intelligence and its application in your work setting. The group is conducted mainly in English, but Japanese is also welcome for questions and comments.
Benefit from the motivation, support and ideas of a group of like-minded individuals!
If you are interested in taking advantage of this, please book your place here. Remember to enrol for the course separately on the link above. You don't have to attend all four discussion group. OIST members are welcome to attend one or more of the gruops. Even if you struggle to find time to do the course reading, you would be welcomed to attend the discussion group to share your thoughts on Cultural Intelligence and its appricability to OIST.