Evening Event: Global Competence with Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) 

May 13, 2021

Location: Zoom

Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) Maura O’Donnell-McCarthy Center for Global Understanding presents a conversation on Global Competence 

Our global interdependence has steadily increased over the years. Many U.S. businesses are active in markets worldwide, supply chains are global and complex, the immigration has increased the complexity of American society.
Many of us have multi-cultural families. Many of us have a multi-cultural employee base. Cultural misunderstandings can derail business opportunities, hamper cooperation among teams, and cause family conflict.

Our HBS Club of NEO philanthropy fund supports the non-profit Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) who offers global competency training. A key instrument used for this training is the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment® (GCAA).

Prior to the program, participants will complete the GCAA online (this requires 45 complete) and receive an immediate, 26-page feedback report with scoring across 8 dimensions of cultural competence.

On May 13, participants will convene for a 60-minute Zoom meeting with Elizabeth Coerdt, the CCWA Manager of Global Education, who will provide a debriefing to help participants unpack their results and consider any personal steps for their growth in global competency.


  • RSVP by May 1, 2021 to receive the aptitude assessment questionnaire
  • Complete the survey by May 6, 2021 to receive your personal summary
  • Join the Zoom call on May 13, 2021—7 PM to review the HBS Group assessment and learn ways
    to improve your Global Competence



7:00 pm


  • Patrons: $0
  • Members and Spouses: $75

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