Center For Development and Leadership

Fast Track to Cultural Intelligence

A One-Day Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Workshop


Cultural Intelligence is the key competency to succeed in today’s international world.


CQ is the key to the future of any heterogeneous and diverse organization. It is critical for businesses to distinguish themselves in a rapidly converging and turbulent global marketplace. The ability to understand different cultures, to establish relationships and negotiate successfully with diverse stakeholders is central to business growth and success.





The workplace is constantly changing and organizations are becoming increasingly heterogeneous and diverse.
One of the largest and most important challenges organizations are currently facing is adapting to this diversity. The pressures of a global competitive, uncertain, and volatile economy make creating and sustaining a strong, healthy and effective workplace culture increasingly challenging. 



8 hour Fast Track to CQ Intelligence programme is a focused, dynamic, and highly practical experiential learning workshop for busy managers.  Managers who acquire CQ competencies:

Adapt and lead sensibly and efficiently in a culturally aware manner.

Connect, collaborate, create and bring out the best with multi-cultural peers, teams, and   customers.

Create and sustain a thriving and successful organizational culture, embodying continual self-improvement and awareness of self and multi-cultural workforce players.



Target Audience & Program Objectives

This workshop is designated for organizations who work cross-border and who prioritize cultivating cultural intelligence amongst it's management and/or teams. The objective of the workshop is for the participants to undergo an experiential learning and coaching process to understand and apply the fundamental aspects of diversity within various cultures and develop cross-cultural awareness, sensitivity and knowledge.

Workshop Benefits

CQ influences thinking, choice, decision-making, internal and external communications.  Managers and teams acquire new ways of interacting with different cultures, and further understand the key differences between cultures by learning how to bridge over them.


The benefits of this practical experiential workshop include:


       Preparing managers for today’s global business environment by understanding the impact of cultural assumptions and behaviors when dealing with peers and clients in a post-global business environment.

       Gaining practical knowledge of important business protocols and etiquettes. Such as electronic communication biases, formality/informality within cultures, meetings & appointments, verbal/non-verbal communication biases.

       Learning behavioral norms, do's and don'ts when encountering a new situation.

       Acquiring methods and models for mindful communication and business efficiency in various business contexts including virtual and face-to-face meetings, team collaboration, international conferences, cross-team projects and more.

       Increasing employee awareness leading to decreased cultural bias regarding the employee's cultural assumptions and behaviors.

       Increasing trust through better and more mindful and open communication, providing better service to culturally diverse customers and preventing costly mistakes.

       Increasing team and cross-team collaboration, performance and efficiency using CQ communication skills.

       Driving creativity and innovation in the organization by collaborating with diverse resources and understanding the high value of multiple perspectives.

       Facilitating action-plans for applying cross-cultural concepts, tools, and strategies to current and future business interactions.


The workshop can be conducted in English or Hebrew.

For more information, call Arona +972-52-3340445 or Samantha +972-52-6774475  

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CQ Workshop Facilitator:  Samantha Amit

Samantha Amit specializes in collaboration, relationship building, stress management, mindfulness, performance and management development. She uses a combination of approaches when working with people.


Samantha and her team coaches, consults and trains within the public and private sector. Samantha has over 20 years of experience working with managers in international organizations especially across Europe and the United States. Samantha’s interdisciplinary approach and vast experience paves her way to success with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

Samantha coaches and supervises as a faculty member of the Adlerian Coaching School as well as IPCTI - Individual Psychology Coach Training International.  She is a professionally accredited ICF coach, International Coaching Federation and an active member of the Israeli Coaching Council, the professional body developing standards and ethics for the coaching industry in Israel. 


Samantha has recently coached and trained leading managers from organizations such as: the Norwegian Embassy, the American Embassy, the Swedish Embassy,  Zotal Biologicals and Instrumentation,   DC Ventures, Ness Technologies, StarVision Partners, RedKite World, Motiva E__itim ve Koćluk Hizmetleri, Alfred Adler Institute, and many others.


 CQ Workshop Facilitator:  Arona Maskil

Arona is a certified Inter-cultural trainer and is one of the expert trainers on U.S. culture with Dean Foster and Associates, one of the largest U.S. relocation organizations. Currently Arona collaborates all relocation workshops with CRG Corporate Resources Group, a global mobility and inter-cultural training organization based in Israel. Within this framework, Arona conducts both personal and group training sessions for professionals, individuals and families relocating to the U.S.

Arona is a professional coach, a member of ICF, International Coaching Federation and a member of the Israeli Coaching association. She is a certified group coach facilitator, specializing in occupational coaching and family counseling.

During the last 20 years, Arona has served as the Director of EducationUSA Israel, the U.S. Embassy counseling center to advise and prepare students for higher education in the States. Arona is a leading expert in the field of American academia. The Israeli media quotes and interviews her often, on the American academia. Furthermore, she has advocated extensively for American-Israeli academic collaboration and has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on higher education topics. She has close working relations with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has conducted cultural training sessions at the Weizmann Institute, the Technion, Ben Gurion University and within other academic settings.