work competency laboratory

We are a female-led virtual team driving a future-oriented movement of global, conscious, and sustainable thinkers and leaders. We prepare students and young professionals for future careers. We help educators and learning professionals upskill for the digital world. We consult and train HEIs on internationalization, virtual exchange, and sustainability.

Our Mission

Bringing together a Global, Conscious and Sustainable Community to co-create better learning spaces, better workspaces, and a better society.


Finalists of the Minerva 2024 Award in the section of Social entrepreneurship/sustainability 
04|2024 (see more)

Short-list for international QS Reimagine Award, category Developing Emerging Skills and Competencies 
12|2022 (see more)

Short-list for national award ARS Docendi “excellence in teaching”, category  Cooperative Forms of Teaching and Working
10|2022 (see more)

Key new work competencies

Diversity Competency

Understanding, communicating with, and effectively interacting with others. Mutually adapting to each other to create inclusive shared spaces to leverage uniqueness and harness synergies.

Digital Communication Competency

Understanding and making use of digital tools and technologies to communicate information digitally and communicate and interact effectively with others in a global virtual environment.

Sustainability Competency

Thinking, planning, and acting with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and global society. Embodying sustainability values, embracing the complexity in sustainability, envisioning sustainable futures, and acting for sustainability.

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Meet our team

Barbara defines herself as a Virtual Enthusiast, researcher by education, speaker by passion and author by results.
Dr. Barbara Covarrubias


Eithne is passionate about people, connectivity and communication! A practitioner-academic-educator striving for extraordinary results.
FH-Prof. Dr. Eithne Knappitsch


Anna is passionate about sustainability and the large number of business models that can be developed to add value to humanity.

Dr. Anna Zinenko


GCSC expert program

“Virtual Learning Designer and Facilitator”

A transformational three-month (mid. September – mid. December) Experiential Professional Development (EPD) program helping facilitators/ trainers/ educators optimize and transform their online courses for international learners. Facilitators develop crucial competences necessary for designing and running highly effective online courses based on the formula: Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Tools. The certificate program is embedded in the ongoing Global Case Study Challenge project, where a certification cohort has a unique chance to apply theory to real-life scenarios, observing 400+ international students and professors from 14 countries.


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Are you interested in joining the GCSC Student Challenge or signing up for our Expert Programs, or maybe you want to partner up with us? We are open to all forms of cooperation as we believe in quality education that is available for everyone!

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