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To prepare for this Collaboration Activity

· Complete the 20-item, Four Factor Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) in your Resources.

· Recall the activities from last week in which you explored cultural norms and dimensions of culture.

To complete this Collaboration Activity

By Day 3

Post 3–4 paragraphs that address the following:

· Explain what you learned about your cultural intelligence after completing the scale.

· Explain how your understanding of your cultural intelligence informs your interpersonal communication practice.

· Based on your score, explain some areas in which you can improve your cultural competence.

By Day 5

Respond with 2–3 paragraphs that address the following:

· Identify similarities and differences between your scores and your peers. Explain why these similarities and differences might exist.

· Share an insight that you gained from a peer’s post. Explain how the insight has changed or reaffirmed your perception of your cultural intelligence.

To prepare for Stage 3 of the Course Project

· Consider individuals in your selected organization that might have a unique cultural dimension.

· Research approaches for communicating in the context of the unique cultural dimension.

To complete Stage 3 of the Course Project

By Day 5

Submit and post to the Discussion Board for peer critique, a 3- to 5-page paper which addresses the following:

· Explain how you will use the concepts of mindfulness and cultural dimensions to inform approaches you will take to share the interpersonal communication skill.

· Explain how you will modify approaches to create a culturally appropriate context for at least two specific individuals in the identified organizational setting.

By Day 7

Respond to at least two colleagues’ posts and provide a critique to help your colleagues improve their Course Project including the following:

· Highlight one aspect of the approach that was particularly effective. Explain why it was effective and how you feel it will be a benefit to the project.

· Suggest, if appropriate, one additional idea, concept, or perspective that would add to the effectiveness of your colleagues’ approach and provide a rationale for the suggestion.


By Day 7

Submit a 1- to 2-page Journal entry including the following:

· How can cultural intelligence scales assist in pinpointing areas for improving cultural competence?

· Why is it necessary to create culturally sensitive contexts for interpersonal communication to be effective?

· A brief summary of your Week 5 reflections

· A brief explanation of your plans for your upcoming work on the Course Project

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