Global Competence and GCAA® Certification

Certification may be critical when you need a deeper understanding of GCAA® diagnostics. By acquiring credentials, you are also able to demonstrate your global competence expertise. Become a Certified Global Competence Practitioner by the experts in global competence. To join our network, participate in one of our certification programs to gain global competence mastery skills, and you will also benefit from ongoing support in a community of certified practitioners that spans the world.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-the-art insights in the area of global competence, global mindset, and intercultural effectiveness.
  • Discover the interrelationship between Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and global competence, and how global competence is synonymous with global DEI.
  • Understand the shortcomings of past models of intercultural competence and how relying on assumed cultural protocols or norms causes issues in the present day.
  • Gain deep insight regarding the Global Competence Model™–a clear and comprehensive model based on worldwide research that anchors consistent assessment and development across an organization.
  • Learn how to implement the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® and interpret its targeted metrics at both the individual and aggregate levels in order to systematically develop global competence. The GCAA® is a globally validated instrument that objectively measures the global readiness of working professionals and students.
  • Develop strategies for embedding global competence into the talent and development systems of organizations, as well as the curriculum and programming of academic institutions.
  • Enhance your skills as a leader, coach, consultant, and advisor that can be applied immediately.
  • Acquire ongoing support and continuous development as part of a network of global competence practitioners dedicated to advancing global competence in business, education, government, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Communicate your expertise with our digital badge so you can enhance your personal branding.

The course was clear, insightful, and provided accurate personalized, feedback for determining growth opportunities.  Further, the evidence-based GCAA® instrument offers purpose-driven best practices for successful executive co-coaching that will help my clients leverage their strengths and accelerate integration for globally competent leadership.

Fatima Karriem, Ph.D.

International Executive & Career and Leadership Development Consultant

The GCAA® is a very unique tool, and I appreciated how the Certification program helped me to better understand the dimensions of global competence, how it is measured comprehensively, and how it aligns with DEI. I’m so glad that I participated in this program!

Tia LeBrun

World Language and Global Education Consultant

This certification program is a highly interactive, intensive process that includes a series of five (5) two-hour virtual instructor led sessions per certification course cohort.

Virtual Program Fees (per participant)

Small Business or Private Practice Rate

$750 (USD)
Education or Nonprofit Organization Rate$750 (USD)
For-Profit Business Rate$1,250 (USD)

Group discounts and private programs are available.
Please contact us for more information:
+1 610.717.4220

Upcoming Program Dates:

The course series is currently offered at two times of the day in consideration of varying geographic locations and time zones. We invite you to choose the offering that is more convenient for you.


NOTE: All participants need to register no later than 10 days before the course begins to ensure receipt of course materials.

February 2023 Five (5) Session Series


Americas – Europe, Middle East, & Africa (EMEA) Regions
7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st February
Time ZoneUTC/GMTLos AngelesNew YorkBerlinDubaiDelhi
Start Time15:307:3010:3016:3019:3021:00

All times are presented using the 24-hour clock convention

Asia Pacific (APAC) – Americas Regions
8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, and 22nd February in APAC
7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, and 21st February in Americas*
Time ZoneUTC/GMTDelhiTokyoSydneyHonoluluLos Angeles
Start Time1:006:3010:0012:0015:00*17:00*

 All times are presented using the 24-hour clock convention

May 2023 Five (5) Session Series


Americas – Europe, Middle East, & Africa (EMEA) Regions
2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, and 16th May
Time ZoneUTC/GMTLos AngelesNew YorkBerlinDubaiDelhi
Start Time14:307:3010:3016:3018:3020:00

All times are presented using the 24-hour clock convention

Asia Pacific (APAC) – Americas Regions
3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, and 17th May in APAC
2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, and 16th May in Americas*
Time ZoneUTC/GMTDelhiTokyoSydneyHonoluluLos Angeles
Start Time0:005:309:0010:0014:00*17:00*

 All times are presented using the 24-hour clock convention

Participation Expectations

Completion of the pre-work and active participation in the entire series of modules is necessary for certification. If you are unable to actively participate in any module in part or in full, or if you need to cancel your registration, we offer a one-time option to reschedule the incomplete portion of the series for up to one (1) calendar year from the initially registered program date.


Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is necessary, you need to contact Global Competence Associates before the program’s start date to discuss rescheduling options within one year of the original program date. Registration tuition is non-refundable.

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