The Intercultural Communication Institute is pleased to announce a partnership with the Kozai Group, Inc., creators of both the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI) and the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES).

The Kozai Group includes Allan Bird, Mark Mendenhall, Gary Oddou, Joyce Osland, and Michael Stevens, who have among them a combined total of 45 years living and working abroad and more than 100 years conducting intercultural research and training. They have published 15 books as well as over 200 articles and chapters, including several pioneering studies that are among the most widely cited in the areas of international management and intercultural effectiveness. Over the course of their careers they have delivered training to organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on five continents.



  • Intercultural Effectiveness Scale
    (IES)
  • Global Competencies Inventory
    (GCI)
  • Online Administration
    Resources
  • The Kozai
    Support Team

The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) evaluates competencies critical for effective interaction with people from different cultures. Managers and employees in profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as faculty and students in university programs, have used the IES in the following contexts:

  • Pre-and post- measurements for changes in intercultural competencies (used in higher education for accreditation purposes).
  • Cross-cultural and diversity courses to increase awareness and self-analysis for improvement.
  • Intercultural competency needs assessment for training design or organizational diversity initiatives.

Instrument Cost: $12 each, with discounts available for academic researchers and volume orders.

IES Resources:

IES Technical Report IES Sample Statements
IES Individual Report — Sample IES Instructor's Guide
IES Group Report — Sample PowerPoint Slides for Classroom Use

The Global Competencies Inventory (GCI) 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 contexts:

  • Executive coaching for personal/professional development.
  • Aids in selection and promotion criteria for different levels of management.
  • Pre-and post- measurements for changes in intercultural competencies.
  • Cross-cultural and diversity courses to increase awareness and self-analysis for improvement.

Seventy (70) different nationalities are reflected in the norm population of the GCI.

Instrument Cost: $130 each, with an academic rate of $65 each. Discounts are avaliable for academic researchers and volume orders.

GCI Qualifying Seminar attendance is required to use the GCI.

GCI Resources:

GCI Technical Report GCI Sample Statements
GCI Individual Report — Sample GCI Frequently Asked Questions
GCI Group Report — Sample  

The Kozai Support Team:


Chris Cartwright, Director of Intercultural Assessment: Contact me if you have questions about what the Kozai tools assess and how, whether they are appropriate for your situation, how to learn to use them, or about general pricing and administration instructions.

cartwrightc@intercultural.org
Skype: cartwrightc2

 

Elsa Wallace, Financial Administrator: Contact me if you have questions about an invoice or payment for Kozai inventories, and for payment for GCI and IES training.

elsaw@intercultural.org

         

Mike Fuentes, Program Support: Contact me for technical support in creating new groups, distributing invitations to participants, and finding and distributing reports. I work Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST.

mike@intercultural.org

 

Lori Welch, Network Administrator: Contact me for technical support in creating new groups, distributing invitations to participants, finding and distributing reports, and registering for GCI and IES training. I work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST.

kozai@intercultural.org


Hours of Service:


Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST.

Please note there is no evening or weekend coverage for technical support.

 

GCI Qualifying Seminar

July 19-20, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA

October 18-19, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA

IES Workshop

October 20, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA