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Assessing Global Readiness

This latest offering builds on our "Navigating Cultures in the Global Workplace" workshop series. Staff members who have participated in the workshop series, now have the option to continue their intercultural learning and participate in a 60-min "Global Readiness Assessment" session, debriefing results of the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)®, a tool that assesses a person's readiness to work in a global environment.

About the GCAA®

GCAA ModelThe GCAA® objectively measures the cultural knowledge, interpersonal skills, attitudes, and self-awareness that are critical for global readiness. It evaluates individuals who work with international constituents and who interact with diverse populations and is used for personal development purposes relating to global workforce demand and global citizenship. GCAA® assesses both Internal Readiness (self-awareness and attitudes) and External Readiness (cultural knowledge and interpersonal skills).

What to Expect

  1. You will take the assessment at your own leisure and pace.
  2. You will then meet for a 60-minute small group debrief session with our certified facilitators, Jennifer Gerrard and Janka Pieper, to discuss your results and jointly explore ways to improve your readiness as needed and continue your intercultural learning journey.

For Fall Quarter 2022, we have three session dates available:

  • Thursday, Dec 1 | 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, Dec 8 | 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, Dec 15 | 11am-12pm

If you are interested in signing up for one of the three "Global Readiness Assessment" sessions, please fill out this form by Friday, November 18.

*The assessment and debrief sessions are intended for Northwestern staff members, who have already participated in one of the Navigating Global Workshops. If you haven't been able to join one of them but would still like to participate in a Global Readiness Assessment session, please email the facilitators, Jennifer Gerrard or Janka Pieper.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Gerrard or Janka Pieper, co-leaders of the Intercultural Learning Initiative at the Office of International Relations.