nib has always valued cultural capability and, given our increasingly diverse staff and customers, must grow that capability.
We have learned a lot about our cultural capability at nib from participating in the CQ audit and I am delighted at the high level of engagement from our team members.
We now know nib is diverse and our team speaks 50 languages. This cultural capability is fantastic. My senior management team and I are happy to recommend the Superdiversity Centre’s CQ Audit, Report and CQ Qualmark as a great way to add value to businesses that value cultural competence.
The report the Superdiversity Centre wrote us analysing the results of the CQ Audit) was pragmatic, incisive and helpful. It identified the low-hanging fruit which we are implementing with good results, along with training in CQ and subconscious bias.
I am very happy to recommend the Superdiversity’s CQ services.
Chief Executive Officer
nib New Zealand
The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business undertook a day and a half Cultural capability (CQ) training for most of Southern Institute of Technology’s staff and some of our international students.
International students comprise 20% of the student base at the Southland Campus of SIT and come from 45 countries around the world. Thus ensuringthey are well-taught and succeed and thrive and go on to be able to find jobs and to stay in Southland is huge for SIT and for the economic development of the whole region.
The Superdiversity Centre’s training was transformational in building on and growing the
cultural capability we already had at SIT. Teachers had their eyes opened again to the
challenges of international students and learned to walk in their shoes. They found out how
to deepen their own CQ(ability to work with others not like them) and gained a refreshed
appreciation of the important things they could do while teaching that would really assist
their international students to succeed.
The international students were able to voice their challenges and appreciated their cultural
diversity being valued by SIT and the importance placed on helping them to succeed. They
also learned to grow their ability to work successfully with kiwi culture.
The training was a great success. It was videoed to allow us to use it to train the trainers. In
turn, this has allowed SIT to continue to provide CQ training to new staff and students.
I have no hesitation recommending the CQ and unconscious bias training the Superdiversity
Centre provides. It added real value to SIT and was transformational.
Southern Institute of Technology