GCI Qualifying Seminar

July 21-22, 2018, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

The Global Competencies Inventory (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


  • 8:30-9:00 — Arrive
  • 9:00-12:00 — Morning Session
  • 12:00-1:00 — Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 — Afternoon Session


Pre-Arrival Assignments

  • Complete the GCI, 45-60 minutes
  • Complete the pre-reading, 1-2 hours

During the Workshop

  • Homework, 2-3 hours


  • Recruit a test group — 3 colleagues to administer the GCI within 3 weeks of the seminar, 4 hours
Joyce Osland effective intercultural communication

Dr. Joyce Osland, a senior partner of The Kozai Group, is the Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director of the Global Leadership Advancement Center in the Lucas College of Business at San Jose State University. Joyce founded the innovative GLLab assessment center and Global Leadership Passport Program. She has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the highest teaching award in her field. Joyce spent 14 years working and living overseas in seven different countries and continues to train, teach, and consult internationally. She has published over 120 articles, chapters, and books and is the senior editor of Advances in Global Leadership.