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TMC and Global Leadership Excellence announce partnership with complementary tools to help businesses become globally ready

Princeton, NJ (May 3, 2013) Global Leadership Excellence LLC (GLE) and TMC, a Berlitz Company, announce today a partnership in which TMC will now offer GLE's Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® as a complementary tool to its Cultural NavigatorTM. The GCAA® is an assessment tool designed to identify an individual's likelihood to succeed in a global context.

"When used in conjunction with TMC's Cultural NavigatorTM, individuals, teams and organizations can 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 strategies."

The Cultural NavigatorTM 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 objectives including:

- 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 satisfaction
- Helping to effectively manage multicultural teams
- Leverage employee mobility and diversity/inclusion as competitive assets

"The GCAA® provides objective diagnostic metrics as to individual or group global competence aptitude and it indicates appropriate areas for development to help businesses become globally ready," 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."

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

With more than 550 locations in over 70 countries, Berlitz Corporation has long been established as the world's premier provider of language training and cross-cultural services. Today Berlitz is a global leadership training and education company with a comprehensive portfolio which adds communications skills development, global leadership training and customized dynamic solutions for cultural competency, available via multiple delivery platforms. For more information on Berlitz programs and services, visit www.berlitz.com. Connect with Berlitz Corporation on Twitter @BerlitzCorp or LinkedIn.

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 students.

 

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