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Reflect for a moment on how you respond to working
in an international context. Do you put your energies into the 'flexibility'
with which you fit into a range of different situations? Or, on the other
hand, do you 'focus on goals' regardless of the pressure to compromise?
Despite the obvious contradictions, both approaches represent key skills
for working across cultures. The important thing is to identify which approach
is more typical of you, and whether this is appropriate in your particular
international role and context.
International Profiler is a questionnaire and feedback tool that has been
developed to help managers and professionals understand where they typically
put the emphasis when working internationally. It helps to raise their awareness
of potential areas in which they may require future development, and suggests
actions they can take to fill the gaps.
People with suitable experience can become licensed to use the International Profiler either by attending a two day licensing workshop, or by working through an on-line process guided by an experienced course instructor. The on-line licensing course comprises three modules, is spaced over a three week period, and involves preparatory reading, course presentations, guided reading and reflection, discussions at the course website, and instructor led live web conferencing. Dates for forthcoming licensing events can be found here.
does it work?
The International Profiler is a normed psychometric
questionnaire based on our framework of international
competencies. Details of the norm base and other technical aspects of
the questionnaire can be obtained by clicking the link at the top or bottom
of this page.
International Profiler provides individuals with structured feedback in
terms of the energy, emphasis and attention they bring to each of the 22
dimensions in this competency set. The feedback can be given in a face to
face meeting, in groups, or over the telephone, and is used as a basis for
personal development planning, and further coaching and developmental activities.
The illustration on the left shows a sample page
from a personal feedback report
International Profiler feedback provides:
- Identification of potential gaps in a person's international competence
- Linkage to the individual's roles and business context
- The rationale for development and initial action steps for gap closing
the individual needs to do to initiate this process is to fill in the the
International Profiler questionnaire which takes about 30-40 minutes. The
questionnaire can be distributed and completed on-line or through a hard
is The International Profiler for?
The International Profiler
is aimed at individuals who need to build adaptive skills for working in
a multi-national environment. They may wish to review their present international
experience and extend the skills they bring to the task. They may have a
present or imminent need to transfer their technical and managerial skills
more extensively into the international arena.
Managers leading, or participating in, diverse
Specialists sitting on international committees
Managers operating in multi-cultural workplaces
Professionals with international business careers
International project managers
Managers integrating operations across national
Key support staff co-ordinating and communicating
Benefits of The International Profiler
Provides structured individual feedback in the area of working across cultures
Turns awareness from group training into personal development plans
Provides personal guidance in realigning energy for imminent relocation,
mobility and more challenging international roles
Supports leadership development at an individual level
Acts as diagnostic for skills development through group training
Provides statistics on skills gaps at an organisational level
Here to read some case studies about how the International Profiler
has been used in different organisations
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