A recent study on Global Competence, conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has shown a vital need to prepare students, educators, and other professionals for living in an increasingly interconnected world. The National Association of Colleges and Employers lists Global/Intercultural Fluency as a key competency for career readiness, but only 20% of employers rate recent grads proficient in this area. The AFS Global Competence Certiﬁcate (GCC) is a valuable tool to develop relevant skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, cross-cultural communication, open-mindedness, and flexibility. UNO students, faculty & staff, as well as community members can now earn this certificate through self-directed online learning and synchronous dialog sessions with a qualified GCC facilitator.
This program is offered by the UNO Division of International Education and sponsored by the Student Government Association. For more information, contact Dr. Irene Ziegler
GCC for Students
Global Competence Certificate (GCC) for Students:“At Home” Module
Now free for degree-seeking UNO students! Sponsored by your Student Government Association!
This certificate program offers intercultural learning, framed in an experiential learning approach. Join a small cohort of students and work with a qualified GCC facilitator at UNO to gain invaluable global competence skills.
GCC for Professionals
Global Competence Certificate (GCC) “At Work”
The GCC At Work teaches the skills and strategies necessary to work effectively on diverse teams. Participants will learn about themselves and engage with others through a curriculum categorized into modules that bring them Inward, Outward and Forward. After completing the AFS GCC At Work learners are more self-aware, aware of other perspectives, and can bridge across differences. Participants will work in small cohorts under the guidance of a Qualified Facilitator at UNO. The three Facilitated Discussion Sessions are synchronous and will be held via zoom or in person.
"After participating in this program I feel more confident in my abilities to communicate effectively with others and to overcome conflicts arising from differences."
Jazmin Carter, GCC January '21
Submit Interest Form
Please complete this short interest form. We will keep you informed about upcoming GCC sessions and other details.