The Ken Blanchard Companies Collaborates With Leading Cross-cultural Firm, Universal Consensus

The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a Global Leadership Development and Management Training Firm, Has Collaborated with Universal Consensus, to Provide a Culturally Diverse Leadership Solution for Public Sector Clients.
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Feb. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- The Ken Blanchard Companies® and Universal Consensus, LLC, have entered into a collaborative relationship in order to serve public sector clients more effectively. The organizations have utilized their world-renowned, research-backed strategies to create and deliver a specialized cross-cultural leadership training solution ( for the public sector in order for leaders to appropriately interact with their international counterparts. The highly customized program, Cross-Cultural Leadership Competence (CCLC), creates strategic and tactical readiness by identifying behaviors and actions through the Universal Consensus BMIA™ ( six cross-cultural comprehension lenses, enabling prompt understanding of culturally divergent thought and action critical to mission outcome. The BMIA™ works in partnership with Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) framework for a unique training program that enables participants to function as leaders no matter where in the world they operate. The collaborative product is now available through the General Services Administration (GSA) ( making it seamless for government and military clients to purchase this training product.

“We’re dedicated to making a difference for public sector employees and their agencies,” said Ken Blanchard, Founding Associate and Chief Spiritual Officer at The Ken Blanchard Companies. “Developing great people and great leaders is the key to organization and cultural success.”

Denise Pirrotti Hummel, CEO of Universal Consensus, had the following to say: “Over the past decade of active combat and peace-keeping in foreign nations, as well as the negotiation of key foreign affairs issues, we have learned the hard way the importance of understanding local cultures in meeting our objectives. This joint product is powerful because we have developed training that will shed light on the complexities of operating in foreign environments, synthesizing it in a manner that is easily digestible and able to be utilized anywhere in the world.”

About The Ken Blanchard Companies

The Ken Blanchard Companies ( is a global leader in workplace learning, productivity, performance, and leadership effectiveness that is best known for its Situational Leadership® II ( program—the dkiyt most widely taught leadership model in the world. Because of its ability to help people excel as self-leaders and as leaders of others, SLII is embraced by Fortune 500 companies as well as mid- to small-size businesses, governments, and educational and non-profit organizations. Blanchard® programs, which are based on the beliefs that people are the key to accomplishing strategic objectives and driving business results, develop excellence in leadership, teams (, customer loyalty, change management, and performance improvement. The company’s continual research points to best practices for workplace improvement, while its world-class trainers and coaches ( drive organizational and behavioral change at all levels and help people make the shift from learning to doing.

The Ken Blanchard Companies is now offering over 30 products through the GSA’s Schedules Program. The GSA establishes government contracts with commercial firms, which helps federal government offices order services directly from GSA Schedule firms. GSA Schedules create a link between customers and the services they require at predetermined pricing. The Ken Blanchard Companies has been awarded a contract under Schedule 874-4 and 874-5—Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) by the General Services Administration (GSA), Contract Number: GS-02F-0154U, MOBIS Training Services.

About Universal Consensus

Universal Consensus (, LLC, is a cross-cultural management consulting and training firm specializing in cross-cultural integration and mission-ready solutions. Universal Consensus delivers innovative solutions to cross-cultural challenges in both the private and the public sector. Embassies, government and military operations, NGOs and corporations alike are enabled to leverage the power of culture to increase agility, reduce risk, and optimize operations in their respective ecosystems, across borders, and around the world. Universal Consensus clients include FedEx Corp., Whirlpool Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Roche Holding AG, the Pentagon, and the U.S. State Department. For more information on Universal Consensus, visit
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