32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

(CANCELED) The Power of the New IQ: How Inclusive Intelligence Improves Teamwork, Retention, Innovation and Performance

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-G
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: L100E
Level: Introductory
Track: Government
Presenter: Dr. J. Bruce Stewart, Small World Solutions



The New IQ refers to inclusive intelligence and consists of 20 questions identified through a rigorous factor analysis trial of the government Employee Viewpoint Survey (EVS) questions. Of 87 total EVS questions tested, these 20 questions had the highest correlation to inclusive environments. The 20 questions are grouped into five habits of inclusion: “F.O.C.S.E” (Fair, Open, Cooperative, Supportive, Empowering) and these questions are referred to in our research as “behaviors.”

The New IQ is built upon the concept that individual behaviors, repeated over time, form the habits that create essential building blocks of an inclusive environment. These behaviors can be learned, practiced and developed into habits of inclusiveness, and subsequently improve the inclusive intelligence of organizational members. The logic that to effectively reduce unconscious biases individuals must role model inclusive behaviors and habits has been validated in numerous recent studies on human behavior.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and embed small acts of inclusion into participant daily actions based on brain science
  • Gain greater awareness of inclusive intelligence by taking the 20-question inclusive intelligence scan
  • Address diversity-related concerns consistent with the organization’s philosophy and policy

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