Government / Nonprofit

It is critical for people in the government, military, Foreign Service, Peace Corps, United Nations, or other international deployment or nonprofit organizations to demonstrate a high aptitude for global competence. Individuals working in these areas need to have appropriate knowledge of the world’s cultures, flexible and respectful attitudes, and astute interpersonal skills in order to be effective in helping others. Selection, developmental training and deployment of these high-value individuals can be greatly enhanced by undertaking the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment® in preparation for such important duties.

Government / Nonprofit Applications for the GCAA®

  • Supporting selection processes, such as identifying, hiring, or promoting high potentials (HIPOs) and high performers with international or global readiness

  • Delivering personal insights to individuals who interact with diverse populations

  • Supporting the development of individuals for international deployment or global mobility, as well as international or global projects and teams

  • Identifying targeted individual development needs and interventions to support impactful Individual Development Plans (IDPs) / Personal Development Plans (PDPs)

  • Determining and prioritizing group development needs, such as in advance of an employee training or development program

The Global Competence Model™ is major paradigm shift from past approaches, and through our research, we believe that the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment® is the most comprehensive, research-based assessment tool of its kind. Our partners find the objective, quantitative feedback enlightening and empowering for personal learning and development, as well as for curriculum enhancement.

Elizabeth Colvin

Manager of Global Education, Maura O'Donnell-McCarthy Center for Global Understanding, Cleveland Council on World Affairs

“I highly recommend the GCAA® to measure global competence and to understand how one can improve effectiveness with people around the world. The GCAA® is a model assessment to best determine and develop intercultural skills and global competence.”

Chris Cartwright, Ed.D.

Former Director of Intercultural Assessment, Intercultural Communication Institute

“The GCAA® is the most comprehensive tool of its kind and it is both instructive and enlightening. We have been using it in the International Business Culture module of our Chancellor’s Certificate in International Trade program.”

Stella Sheehan

Deputy Director, World Trade Center St. Louis

“We had been struggling to find a way to measure global competence outcomes provided by the World Affairs Council’s K-12 education program, as it is necessary for our fundraising proposals and sponsor reports. The GCAA® measured aptitudes beyond the typical standardized test, and it helped us prove the success of our program based on local and norm comparisons.”

Jennifer Bowden

Director of Education, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

“The Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® is an important contribution for evaluating people’s ‘readiness’ to participate in a complex, interconnected world.”

Christian de Fouloy

Chairman, Association of Accredited Public Policy Advocates to the European Union (AALEP)

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