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Global competence implies the ability to interact positively and effectively with anyone in the world. The Global Competence Model™ represents the specific combination of cultural knowledge, interpersonal skills, and attitudes necessary for global competence.
Worldwide Consensus Definition:
"Having flexible, respectful attitudes,
and applying knowledge of the historical, geographic, and societal factors that influence cultures
in order to effectively interact and build relationships
with people around the world.”
The Internal Readiness Category encompasses personal traits and attitudes. Dimensions include:
- Risk Taking
- Attentiveness to Diversity
The External Readiness Category encompasses cultural knowledge and interpersonal skills. Dimensions include:
- Global Awareness (overt aspects of culture)
- Historical Perspective (covert aspects of culture)
- Intercultural Capability
- Collaboration Across Cultures
The Global Competence Model™ visually represents the specific combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for global competence, as determined by comprehensive original worldwide consensus research. It is the unique compilation of factors, which we call “dimensions,” that jointly comprise global competence. No single dimension can represent a “global competency” nor is one aptitude more important than another. Therefore, it is the synergy of all eight dimensions that collectively comprise global competence.