Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug, headshot

Name pronunciation

Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug [Ruh-nay ba-Hot-tee Kloog] (she/her/hers) is a respected keynote speaker, trainer, and podcast guest. She is an innovative educational leader and researcher committed to the topics of developing Cultural Intelligence (CI), building people-centered curricula, and fostering inclusive environments. She has been educating students and training leaders from over 100 nations for twenty years. As a leader, Renee seeks to model the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, all through action-oriented and data-driven decision making. 

 

In her dissertation research, which was recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), she explains her original CI framework and how leaders can use CI to create systems of accountability, specifically among university faculty. 

 

For 17 years, she taught English composition, creative writing, literature, and English as a second language to culturally and linguistically diverse college students throughout the U.S. and overseas. Since 2015, Renee has served as the first and only Senior University International Educator at Arizona State University*, the largest public U.S. institution to host international students; she has trained nearly 15,000 faculty and staff across 150 departments on CI, most notably through the Foundations and Advanced Global Advocacy Certificate Programs.

 

Renee has been recognized for her work in promoting inclusivity. She has served as Section Editor of the academic journal Current Issues in Educationand on several Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) committees and boards, including as an education committee member for Diversity Leadership Alliance. In addition, Renee is a faculty fellow at The Human Values Center*. She is also an Enneagram enthusiast, type 4w3, and certified advanced trainer. Her work on the intersection of faith and culture has been featured in various publications and podcasts.

 

Renee is a first-generation American, the proud daughter of a Punjabi father. She resides with her husband Gregory, a pianist and composer, and their three loquacious children in the Wild West—her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona—where she’s discovered green grass and true community.

 

Renee has lived in England and France, backpacked Europe, kayaked in Fiji, and trained teachers in Madagascar. In extroversion she goes to 11, and people are her why.

*Renee Bhatti-Klug's services provided through Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting, LLC are not connected to her professional, educational, or private affiliations.

Education
  • Doctor of Education: Leadership & Innovation; Cultural Intelligence

    • Arizona State University (ASU)

  • Master of Fine Arts: English & Writing

    • Stony Brook Southampton 

  • Bachelor of Arts: English & Writing

    • Biola University

Certifications
  • Race, Gender and Workplace Equity Professional Certificate

    • Catalyst 

  • Advanced Enneagram Spectrum Certified Trainer

    • WEPPS

  • Cultural Intelligence & Unconscious Bias Trained

    • Cultural Intelligence Center 
  • Dare to Lead Trained 
    • Brené Brown, PhD​
  • 2021 Scholar of Color Division K Graduate Student Mentorship Recipient

    • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • 2021, 2020 BADASS WOMAN OF ASU

    • The Womyn's Coalition and HERstory

  • 2019 CCI Catalyst Award Nominee

    • ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion

  • 2007 First-Year Student Teaching Award

    • University of Northern Colorado Department of English

  • 2004-2005 Excellence in Teaching Award

    • Mesa Community College Department of English

MEET RENEE

Founder

Chief Facilitator

Certified Enneagram Facilitator

Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug, headshot

Name pronunciation

Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug [Ruh-nay ba-Hot-tee Kloog] (she/her/hers) is a respected keynote speaker, trainer, and podcast guest. She is an innovative educational leader and researcher committed to the topics of developing Cultural Intelligence (CI), building people-centered curricula, and fostering inclusive environments. She has been educating students and training leaders from over 100 nations for twenty years. As a leader, Renee seeks to model the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, all through action-oriented and data-driven decision making. 

 

In her dissertation research, which was recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), she explains her original CI framework and how leaders can use CI to create systems of accountability, specifically among university faculty. 

 

For 17 years, she taught English composition, creative writing, literature, and English as a second language to culturally and linguistically diverse college students throughout the U.S. and overseas. Renee has served as the Director of Advocacy Initiatives at Arizona State University*, the largest public U.S. institution to host international students; she has trained nearly 20,000 faculty, staff, and students across 150 departments on CI, most notably through the Foundations and Advanced Global Advocacy Certificate Programs.

 

Renee has been recognized for her work in promoting inclusivity. She has served as Section Editor of the academic journal Current Issues in Educationand on several Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) committees and boards, including as an education committee member for Diversity Leadership Alliance. In addition, Renee is a faculty fellow at The Human Values Center*. She is also an Enneagram enthusiast, type 4w3, and certified advanced trainer. Her work on the intersection of faith and culture has been featured in various publications and podcasts.

 

Renee is a first-generation American, the proud daughter of a Punjabi father. She resides with her husband Gregory, a pianist and composer, and their three loquacious children in the Wild West—her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona—where she’s discovered green grass and true community.

 

Renee has lived in England and France, backpacked Europe, kayaked in Fiji, and trained teachers in Madagascar. In extroversion she goes to 11, and people are her why.

*Renee Bhatti-Klug's services provided through Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting, LLC are not connected to her professional, educational, or private affiliations.

Education
  • Doctor of Education: Leadership & Innovation; Cultural Intelligence

    • Arizona State University (ASU)

  • Master of Fine Arts: English & Writing

    • Stony Brook Southampton 

  • Bachelor of Arts: English & Writing

    • Biola University

Certifications
  • Design ConvoX Certified Facilitator 

    • Design Convo, LLC

  • The Storytelling Leader

  • Race, Gender and Workplace Equity Professional Certificate

    • Catalyst 

  • Advanced Enneagram Accredited Facilitator

    • iEQ9

    • WEPPS/Spectrum 

  • Cultural Intelligence & Unconscious Bias Trained

    • Cultural Intelligence Center 
  • Dare to Lead Trained 
    • Brené Brown, PhD​
Podcasts & Webinars on CI
  • Are You Culturally Intelligent? Diversity Leadership Alliance.

  • Renee Bhatti-Klug on Cultural Intelligence. All Things Performance.

  • Why You Need More Cultural Intelligence. Counter Culture.

  • Breaking Free and Finding Yourself with Renee Ronika Bhatti-Klug. The We Podcast.

Publications on CI
Recognition