Working cross-culturally - CQ competence development course (2 workshops + networking)


Free of charge


“Working cross-culturally – CQ competence development” is a dynamic cultural training course that consists of two workshops.

About the course

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is key in establishing positive work relationships, collaborating in teams, assisting staff and supervising students across cultures. A lack of CQ can lead to low performance, conflicts, frustration and mistrust in culturally diverse groups. While basic social skills and respect for other cultures can be enough, cultural intelligence is especially important in stressful situations.

This course provides you with useful knowledge and tools to help you react and adapt effectively in a variety of culturally diverse settings.

Workshop 1: The scope of cross-cultural collaboration

3-hour workshop exploring the potential of diversity and the different parameters of cultures, as well as how to handle the ‘elephant’ in your workplace.

Workshop 2: The international workplace in Denmark

3-hour workshop focussing on how the Danish culture interplays with other cultures in the workplace as well as on the importance of cultural relativism.

In between the two workshops, you should expect a light reflection assignment.


All participants who complete the course are invited to an informal networking event. Attendance at this event is optional but highly encouraged. More information about this event will be provided during the course.

Target group

Aalborg University’s (Danish and international) VIP (scientific staff), TAP (administrative staff), guest researchers and PhD students working in- or/and with culturally diverse groups. 

Practical information

The course is offered by Aalborg University’s International Staff Unit (ISU) and facilitated by a trainer certified by the Living Institute ( 

By registering for this course, you commit to attend two workshop sessions. The sessions are held in English.

If you wish to only attend one of the two workshops , please contact Catarina at 

The course in Aalborg

In Aalborg, the course is conducted on two separate days (3 hours each day). Coffee, tea, cake and fruit will be served on both days. There are two courses available in Aalborg during the spring semester. The networking event takes place on June 25th, 2020 (Thursday) from 15:30 – 17:30.

The course in Copenhagen and in Esbjerg

In Copenhagen and Esbjerg, the course is conducted in one afternoon (5 hours); coffee, tea, cake and fruit will be served between the two workshops and the course will be followed by a light meal and a networking session. There is only one available course date during the spring semester in Copenhagen.

Registration & cancelation terms

Registration deadline is 48 hours before the course start. 

At ISU, we understand when life throws us curves and you have to cancel your registration for a course.  Hence, we kindly ask you to consider that there are many resources going into putting together these FREE courses for you. If you are unable to join the course for which you registered, please contact us as soon as possible.

The ISU reserves the right to cancel the courses if the minimum participants’ (6) number is not reached.

The maximum number of participants per workshop is 30.



Questions related to registration:
Heidi Lind Madsen
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Questions related to content:
Catarina Bettencourt
 Class no.DateTimeLocation
Sign up deadline
Sign off deadline
Seats taken 
14:00 to 19:00København Campus
10/03/2020 23:59
10/03/2020 23:59
5 out of 15
14:00 to 17:00
14:00 to 17:00
Aalborg Campus
25/03/2020 23:59
25/03/2020 23:59
6 out of 30
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