Excel in complex global marketplaces by anticipating behavior across cultures, navigating diverse institutions, reducing conflict, and leveraging cultural differences.

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What? Acquired Cultural Competence.

GPC clients learn and apply cultural competence to communication styles, leadership strategies, management approaches, and conflict resolution. Cultural competence is the added layer of sophistication that provides the competitive edge, often the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace.

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Why? The Challenge.

“Ninety percent of leading executives from 68 countries named intercultural leadership as the top management challenge for the next century” (The Economist).“Developing global leaders is rated as the most important HR deliverable for the future” (IBM Global Survey of Global CHROs, 2010).“Cultural differences can create substantial obstacles to effective teamwork—but these may be subtle and difficult to recognize until significant damage has already been done” (Harvard Business Review, 2006).

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For Whom? Public, Private and Nonprofit Sectors.

Whether managing virtual teams, making frequent global transitions, or interacting with people from different cultural viewpoints and practices without ever leaving your city, knowing how to adapt and leverage diverse opportunities is critical to thriving in a shrinking world.

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How? Client-Centered Outcomes.

GPC helps its clients excel in the complex global environment through: Culture General, Culture Specific, Cultural Competence

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To What Degree? Effective Display of Global Dexterity.

Achieve results that are actionable, repeatable, measurable, and sustainable – ARMS©. Skillful evaluation of cultural competence means: identifying specific intercultural behaviors, knowing when and how to use them, and how often.

Culture General
Frameworks and tool kits of culture knowledge, strategies, and actions.
Culture Specific
Knowledge of host culture and your own! What to say and do.
Cultural Competence
Understanding and skills about business processes in varied intercultural settings. Includes becoming more self-aware in the cross-cultural context, turning off “auto pilot” and predicting behavior across cultures.

Introducing Story-Strategic Methods

By Global Perspectives Consulting | November 20, 2018

On March 17, 2017, Wipf and Stock Publishers released the new book, Introducing Story-Strategic Methods, written by Robert Strauss, the President of Worldview Resource Group and Owner of Global Perspectives Consulting. The book asserts that culture matters in effective communication. Culture is more influential than we first imagine. Understanding and skills are required to work across cultures.…

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Little Rock Police Department Culture Training – 2018

By Global Perspectives Consulting | November 20, 2018

The City of Little Rock renewed the GPC contract for Year Two. The Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency training offers a fresh approach to the traditional topics of diversity, mutuality, equity, and bias. It looks through the lens of culture when observing human exchange and differences in behavior. In 2018, GPC trained almost 500 officers and…

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Little Rock Police Department Culture Training

By Global Perspectives Consulting | November 20, 2018

On April 4, 2017, Global Perspectives Consulting was awarded a contract by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas for “cultural diversity and cultural competency” training to the Police Department. Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas with a population of approximately 200,000 people. There are 530 officers. The contract provides training for recruit schools, field…

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