Global Competence Research & Assessment
Available from Global Competence Associates
The Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® is a diagnostic instrument that objectively assesses all components of global competence, as determined by the research. Developing global competence is a life's journey, and it takes time to hone each of the aptitudes. Fostering it is critical along the entire continuum of student preparation for the global workforce through individuals' advanced professional tenure.
During one’s education, the GCAA® can be used to measure student learning outcomes and to provide detailed feedback about the performance of an individual student, a course, a program or an institution. Rooted in international research on global competence, GCAA® metrics provide clear direction as to the skills that today's global workforce demands of students: as marketable new hires; and then later as high potential effective contributors who are valued and promoted by their employers.
Within the human resources selection process, GCAA® results can accompany a candidate’s portfolio of qualifications and provide objective insight to complement hiring and promotion decisions. Across an organization, GCAA® metrics can provide supplemental perspective regarding which staff member to send on an international assignment or who is best suited to work in a high performing global team.