Definition of Global Competence:

"Having an open mind while actively seeking to understand cultural norms and expectations of others, and leveraging this gained knowledge to interact, communicate and work effectively in diverse environments."

William Hunter, Ed.D., 2004


Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)®

The Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® is the world's most comprehensive measure of global readiness. It is based on the international consensus definition of global competence as published and cited worldwide in internationally peer-reviewed journals. The GCAA® is the only assessment available that measures all the dimensions necessary for global competence—a 21st century skill—as intended by research findings.

The product of 10 years of research and development, the GCAA® has been thoroughly tested in over 40 countries across 6 continents, and deemed statistically valid and reliable. Used around the world by corporations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and government, the GCAA® provides targeted metrics for the global knowledge, attitudes and people skills necessary for effectiveness in our global economy and society. Such objective insights are critical for benchmarking, decision-making, and identifying improvement opportunities.