TMC and Global Leadership Excellence Announce Partnership with Complementary
Tools to Help Businesses Become Globally Ready
PRINCETON, N.J. -- May 3, 2013
Global Leadership Excellence LLC (GLE) and TMC, a Berlitz Company, announce
today a partnership in which TMC now will be offering GLE’s Global Competence
Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® as a complementary tool to its Cultural Navigator™
to help businesses become globally ready.
“The GCAA® provides objective diagnostic metrics as to individual or group
global competence aptitude and it indicates appropriate areas for
development,” said Ms. Christi Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of GLE. “We are
pleased to partner with TMC as their training programs offer solutions to
support such assessment insights.”
“When used in conjunction with TMC’s Cultural Navigator™, individuals, teams
and organizations can use the GCAA® to pinpoint opportunity areas for ‘global
competence’ development and work towards improvement through a series of
Communication, Culture and Leadership skill development experiences,” said Mr.
Ken Belanger, Managing Director, TMC. “This approach gives organizations and
managers quantitative insights to prioritize developmental needs, so that
individual and organizational training efforts are effectively supporting
talent development in order to effectively execute global business
The Cultural Navigator™ provides timely information and insights to a wide
range of global business and cultural topics important for businesses of all
sizes looking to expand overseas in support of critical business performance
*Creation of business models in emerging markets
*Innovation with a market/customer focus
*Attraction, development, retention, and deployment of global talent
*Reducing the incidence of assignment failure in international postings
*Addressing culture-based issues that interfere with productivity and job
*Helping to effectively manage multicultural teams
*Leverage employee mobility and diversity/inclusion as competitive assets
The GCAA® is an assessment tool designed to identify an individual’s
likelihood to succeed in a global context. Using eight distinct scales, it
serves as an indicator of the level of both Internal and External Readiness.
This provides a sound developmental perspective and individual benchmark for
subsequent training development programs. There is cross-referencing
throughout the GCAA® as each of the eight dimensions of global competence is
evaluated from a variety of angles, using different styles of questions, and
varying degrees of difficulty. Additionally, the assessment items are based on
all the regions of the world, with particular emphasis placed on those
countries that make significant contributions to the world's population and
economy. The result is a more complete measure of global competence.
About Berlitz Corporation – a Benesse Company - has been recognized as the
world’s premier provider of language training and cross-cultural services.
Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey with more than 550 locations in over 70
countries and 40 million clients worldwide, today Berlitz is a global
leadership training and education company with a comprehensive portfolio
offering communications skills development, testing and assessment, global
leadership training and customized dynamic solutions for cultural competency
through a variety of delivery platforms.
About TMC – a Berlitz Company – is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
TMC’s mission is to help companies leverage differences and similarities for
maximum performance to reduce risk, and enhance innovation and effectiveness.
Cultural Navigator and Cultural Orientations Indicator are Trademarks and/or
the intellectual property of Training Management Corporation.
About Global Leadership Excellence, LLC – headquartered in Coopersburg,
Pennsylvania, Global Leadership Excellence LLC has conducted statistically
analyzed research, polling, and pilot studies of internationally renowned
experts in aspects related to global competence, as well as global executives,
international educators, and students. The GCAA® is the result of 10 years of
original research and development, and it is based entirely on extensive
international investigation of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary
to become globally competent. The research population included Fortune 500
company human resource managers, senior international education administrators
from numerous countries, national and international government officials and
intercultural consultants on several continents. The GCAA® is used around the
world to objectively assess the global readiness of working professionals and
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