Worldwide Consensus 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
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.
The GCAA® fills a gaping hole in the current landscape of developmental tools for global talent. The Internal and External Readiness dimensions allow a clear distinction between awareness and knowledge as well as attitudinal and behavioral factors of global competence. The GCAA® is a well-structured and operationalized tool that enables nuanced development of global leadership capabilities.”
- Stella Sheehan, Deputy Director, World Trade Center St. Louis