Professional / Short Course Cultural Intelligence: A Key Skill for the 21st Century

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Four weeks
Course Director
Dr Karine Mangion-Thornley

Page last updated 12 October 2023


Cultural intelligence and cross-cultural skills are often identified as key skills for future leaders. Whilst working in a culturally diverse team can be a puzzling and challenging experience, the capacity to adapt and work effectively across cultures is often taken for granted, especially in a multicultural environment.

In this interactive workshop, we will challenge our definitions of culture(s), cultural identity, unconscious biases, and pre-conceptions. We will also explore how the concept of cultural intelligence can help managers to navigate the intricacies of cross-cultural communication and leverage cultural diversity. Finally, we will develop our capacity to bridge cultures to create a more inclusive and innovative workplace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.



Who is it for?

The workshop is particularly relevant for expats, leaders and managers who would like to develop their capacity to thrive in a culturally diverse environment.

What will I get out of it?

  • Defining cultural intelligence (CQ)
  • Discussing the benefits and barriers of an effective multicultural team
  • Developing self-awareness of individual cultural identity and the construction of cultural identity
  • Establishing trust with partners, colleagues, and other stakeholders across cultures
  • Bridging cultures and leveraging cultural diversity

Workshop structure

The workshops are interactive and experiential. We will create a safe and friendly learning space where all participants can talk openly about their experience of working and living in a multicultural environment. It is vital that participants commit to all sessions so that we can create a community of practice as a group. There is no assessment attached to the workshops.


Study facilities

We use the latest online learning technology to make your learning experience as effective and rewarding as our traditionally taught courses. Our learning platform provides your entire course content, and puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students.

IT requirements

This course is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and course materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Additional requirements:

  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended
  • Webcam

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Cohort Autumn 2022TimeLocation
Session 1: TBC1.00 - 2.30pmOnline
Session 2: TBC1.00 - 2.30pmOnline
Session 3: TBC1.00 - 2.30pmOnline
Session 4: TBC1.00 - 2.30pmOnline

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Please note that we only accept card payments for this programme. If your organisation is paying and feel they require to be invoiced, please contact us in the first instance to discuss your options.

Cohort Autumn 2022Course fees
Early bird discount£140
Payment deadlineDate TBC
Full fee£150
UWE Alumni discount£135
UWE staff discount£135
Course Connect Partner£120
Payment deadline for all other bookingsDate TBC

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below: 

Autumn 2022 (dates TBC)Booking On HoldEnquire Now

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us using the online enquiry form above
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81598