Global Competencies Inventory (GCI)

The Global Competency Inventory (GCI) is the most comprehensive self-assessment that the Kozai Group has developed. It measures leadership competencies of corporate managers and global leaders in areas critical to interacting and working effectively with people from different cultures.

Technical personnel, middle and top management personnel in international corporations, as well as faculty and graduate students in university programs, have used the GCI in the following ways:

  • Executive coaching for personal/professional development
  • Selection and promotion criteria for positions with global responsibilities
  • Pre-and post- measurements for changes in intercultural competencies
  • Cross-cultural and diversity courses to increase awareness and self-analysis for improvement


1. Perception Management

Perception Management includes several competencies that relate to your ability to learn what you need to know to function in the foreign context. This relates to the accuracy of information you develop as well as the amount of information you learn. It comprises the following competencies:

  • Non-judgmentalness
  • Tolerance of Ambiguity
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Interest Flexibility

“We use the GCI to help our clients identify and develop global leaders and select stronger candidates for international work assignments.”

Mark Frederick, Ph.D.;

Los Angeles, CA

2. Relationship Management

This group of competencies assesses your interest and likelihood of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with those who are different from you. Building positive relationships with others who share different perspectives, beliefs and values is key to having healthy social and work relationships. People also become an important source of information to help you learn what you need to know. Relationship Management comprises these competencies:

  • Relationship Interest
  • Interpersonal Engagement
  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Sensitivity
  • Social Flexibility

3. Self Management

The third group of competencies relates to managing the stress that you normally experience when living and working in an environment that is different, and with people who do not share your customs and view points. These competencies allow you to maintain an emotional equilibrium. This, in turn, enables you to effectively use your social and mental competencies to learn well and develop relationships. These competencies include:

  • Optimism
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Identity
  • Non-stress Tendency
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Stress Management

*The GCI is available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

The GCI measures leadership competencies of corporate managers and global leaders in areas critical to interacting and working effectively with people of different cultures. It is designed for higher education faculty, administrators, and graduate students who want to expand their abilities to work with clients and students as well as trainers, consultants, coaches, technical personnel, and middle and top management personnel in international corporations.

By the end of this seminar, participants will:
  • Understand the different types of intercultural assessments and the specific role of the GCI
  • Understand why the GCI is a credible instrument and be able to communicate this to others
  • Understand different applications of the GCI
  • Confidently interpret the GCI results as a diagnostic tool
  • Help individuals develop an effective Personal Development Plan based on their GCI profile