We have defined four CQ-Collaboration Quotient levels, A-D:


A – As a specialist in my field, I can explain things to laypeople and thus help the “community”

B – As a member of a project team, I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses and my Belbin team roles profile and I can use this knowledge effectively

C – I know what it is like to be a member of a High Performance Team (see Wikipedia – HPT) and I am able to contribute to the success of the team

D – Mentors and coaches of the CQ system

Indexed sub-levels

1 – qualified, aspiring

2 – proved - has got reference

Level A

People with this level are willing and able to share their expert knowledge with non-experts.

This level describes everyone able to contribute to projects in their team and community with their knowledge and experience in a way non-experts can understand.


Took part in the “Communicating with Empathy” programme or gained this level from a D-level person.


Has got at least 3 positive feedbacks in last 6 months acknowledging their ability to help people, who are not experts. All three feedbacks must be at least three-star feedbacks on the five-star scale.

Contents of the “Communicating with Empathy” programme are part of the CQ system. If interested, please contact us.

Level B

People on this level can successfully join and work in project teams.

This level means potential team members. Building a team is not only a matter of knowledge and skills of individual team members, it is also a matter of their ability to cooperate effectively. The CQ methodology uses the most solid tool in the field, the team-roles know-how according to Dr. Meredith Belbin and his expert Belbin Interplace software.

One of the outputs of this software is a complete profile of a team member.


Know the theory of team roles at least from the “Belbin and team” programme, have their Belbin profile including observers´ inputs and are ready to change their strong team-roles depending on the needs of their team.


Have at least three positive feedbacks from project managers in last 24 months acknowledging their profile and work for their teams.

Contents of the “Belbin and team” programme are part of the CQ system. If interested, please contact us.

Level C

People achieving this level are capable of joining and working in High Performance Teams (HPT).

This level marks a high level of collaboration skill, which is also the necessary prerequisite for joining a High Performance Team. For a High Performance Team member, the crucial skills are accepting 100% responsibility for team success and changing their thinking from individualistic to team thinking pattern.


Went through a three day “boot camp” for HPT members or a one day assessment centre lead by a D level person.


Have at least 3 positive feedbacks during last 12 months acknowledging their successful work in a High Performance team and at least two of the three projects were a huge success. These feedbacks have to be written by the sponsors of these projects.

Contents of the “boot camp” and assessment centre programmes are part of the CQ system. If interested, please contact us.

Level D

These are the mentors and coaches in the CQ-Collaboration Quotient system.

This level is given to people trained in CQ system and having the ability to coach or mentor CQ system trainees.


Went through the “Applied CQ-Collaboration Quotient Method” programme.


Has at least nine positive feedbacks in the last six months acknowledging their ability to give advice and help trainees get the required CQ level (at least three in each of the above mentioned levels). A positive feedback of a CQ method auditor is also required.

Contents of the “Applied CQ-Collaboration Quotient Method” programme is a part of the CQ system. If interested, please contact us.