Professor David Livermore, Ph.D.

Professor David Livermore
  • Cultural Intelligence Center
  • Michigan State University
I’ve always been fascinated by cultures. So it was a joy to share some of that fascination along with my research in 'Customs of the World'. Cultural intelligence is an ongoing journey for all of us, myself included.

Dr. David Livermore is president and partner at the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and a Visiting Scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before leading the Cultural Intelligence Center, he spent 20 years in leadership positions with a variety of nonprofit organizations around the world and taught at several universities. Professor Livermore completed his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, where he studied international education and sociology. In addition, he has two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees and is renowned for his research on cultural intelligence (CQ) and global effectiveness. Professor Livermore has worked in more than 100 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. He averages 35 international speaking engagements annually, addressing an estimated 7,500 leaders per year. He also serves on several nonprofit boards. As a thought leader in CQ and global leadership, Professor Livermore is the author of several best-selling and award-winning books, including The Cultural Intelligence Difference, Leading with Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and Serving with Eyes Wide Open. He has been interviewed and referenced by major news sources, including The Atlantic, CBS News, The Christian Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Christianity Today, The Economist, Forbes, NBC, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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13 Courses and Sets

  1. Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Sale

    Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

    David Livermore
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $34.95 $254.95 $34.95$254.95
    When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The concept of cultural adaptation is hardly new, but in our increasingly globalized world, the need for cross-cultural understanding has never been more essential to our success in life, both personally and professionally. Yet how can we possibly adapt to all the cultures surrounding us? And is adaptation always the best approach? In Customs of the World: Using Cultural...
  2. (Set)  Customs of the World & How Conversation Works Set

    (Set) Customs of the World & How Conversation Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  3. (Set) Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are & Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are & Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn valuable knowledge and techniques to improve your professional and personal relationships with this immensely practical course set. First, in Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are, you can build respectful relationships with people from other lands by learning the dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, and marriage and family. Then, in The Art of...
  4. (Set)  Customs of the World & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Customs of the World & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  5. (Set) Customs of the World & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Customs of the World & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Explore the principles of communicating respectfully and effectively, and learn to identify the cultural values and psychological and biological barriers that often get in the way of success, with these two immensely practical courses. First, in Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are, build respectful relationships with people from other lands by learning the dynamics and...
  6. (Set)  Art of Travel Photography & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Art of Travel Photography & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  7. (Set) Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul   Set

    (Set) Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Become a more culture-savvy global citizen, in your travels as well as at home, as you learn about the values, accomplishments, and beauties of other cultures in this eye-opening course set. First, in Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are, build respectful relationships with people from other lands by learning the dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining,...
  8. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    Gain a better understanding of the world around you, with an emphasis on one of the most influential geopolitical regions. Turning Points in Middle Eastern History delves into the tumultuous past of a vastly important area of the globe, while Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are gives you insight into the practices and sensitivities of different societies.
  9. (Set) Language and Society & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Language and Society & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $524.90 $379.90$524.90
    Learn how different cultures use language in this set. First, see how the words that you speak influence the way that you are perceived in society. Then, explore the different types of cultures in the world and learn to be a more informed citizen when you travel or do business internationally.
  10. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Take a deep dive into biology, archaeology, language, and culture with this two course set. Discover the answers to what makes us human with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, get practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world with Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are.
  11. (Set) Learning Spanish & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Cultural adaptation is more important now than ever before, and this two-course set is your key. Learn to speak Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages, in Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then develop or improve your cultural intelligence with Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are.
  12. (Set) Death, Dying, and the Afterlife & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Death, Dying, and the Afterlife & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of how other cultures view life and death with this two-course set. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures provides you with insights into how death is viewed, mourned, and celebrated around the world. Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are looks at life through the lens of various global societies.
  13. (Set) Understanding Cultural and Human Geography & Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Set on sale

    (Set) Understanding Cultural and Human Geography & Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $436.00 Starting at $61.90 $524.90 $61.90$524.90
    Get a deeper understanding of people and cultures in this two-course set. In Understanding Cultural and Human Geography, explore the ways that humans have affected the world around them. Then, in Customs of the World, learn about the different types of cultures and the ways that you can successfully interact with people when you travel.