Cultural Intelligence: Necessity or Hindrance?

By LBF2020 (other events)

Friday, November 6 2020 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

The concepts of inclusion, leadership, culture and cultural competence / intelligence are probably now among the most debated topics in management especially since the global pandemic and the black lives matter protests.  The event is aimed at Managers (First Line, Middle and Senior Management), Company Executives, Recruiters.  The event will offer insights to navigating the cultural complexities that often limit growth and performance.  

This session aims to help business leaders, executives and professionals:

1) to develop business appropriate cultural intelligence and competency;

2) understand the value multiculturalism in service design and delivery;

3) to harness and use transformatively, individual as well as collective skills and capabilities of a multiculturally diverse team.

What will attendees gain?

  • Understand cultural overlap and cross-cultural leadership and their impact on growth and unlocking talent.
  • Opportunity to reflect on and challenge the one-size fits all model versus the diverse model.


  • 09:55 - 10:10: Sign in, Welcome, Introduction and Overview - Ashiedu Joel
  • 10:10 - 10:40: Understanding Culture/Cultural Intelligence, Motivator for Innovation and Inclusive Practice? - Ashiedu Joel
  • 10:40 - 11:00: CQ as a transformative tool for change - Martyn Ball
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Questions, Open Discussions - Ashiedu Joel & Martyn Ball
  • 11:30: Close


  • Ashiedu Joel
  • Chief Superintendent Martyn Ball, Leicestershire Constabulary

Ashiedu Joel (JP) is the founder of Ashioma Consults Limited. She is an experienced Strategic Management Consultant, Non-executive Director, Community Advocate and inter-faith practitioner. She has over a decades’ experience of supporting organisations, groups and individuals to engage constructively across racial, cultural and socio-environmental boundaries while promoting opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. She has a deep commitment to improving cultural sensitivity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in minority communities and harnessing their impact on the development, growth and sustainability of wider society at large. Other areas of work include local youth leadership initiatives aimed at talent acquisition and growth with emphasis on the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors as well as various collaborative city-wide awareness and empowerment initiatives.

Martyn Ball is a senior member of the Leicestershire Constabulary and an experienced speaker on Leadership and Community Partnerships.

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ