All team members are expected to be peer-leaders - that is taking joint responsibility for team creativity, team productivity, team problem solving, team unity and coaching others to succeed. As a peer-leader you also support your designated team leader in their role to guide the team.
Learn more through reading the reflections from past peer-leader winners, and checking out our Peer-Leadership Self-Evaluation to understand the qualities that we expect of you.
The top peer-leader wins the University of Otago Business School Champion Global Peer-Leader Award and NZ$1,000 prize money.
Enrolment and Cost
Enrol here between February 21 and April 12. You may choose to enrol as a single or with a partner. The partner needs to know the first enrolee's email address.
After enrolling, we will ask you to send a brief bio to share with your team members, and complete a five-minute self-evaluation of your peer-leadership skills.
Enrolment to be a team member is free. You receive support and are eligible for awards, prize money, a certificate and letter of commendation.
You can upgrade to the GEE-Plus option for USD630. This gives you a full training programme in leadership and social entrepreneurship, personal one-on-one coaching, priority to lead a global team if you choose, and access to an internationally recognised qualification. Learn more on the GEE-Plus tab.
2023 contest dates
At 01:00 GMT on April 26 you will receive details of your eight team members. For three weeks you will work together to develop your proposal to submit by May 17.
Who may enrol
Enrolment is open to anyone in tertiary education, in the workforce, or who is contributing their time to a voluntary organisation. To date 15,200 participants from 850 universities and 300 organisations in 135 countries have taken part.
This is the 20th contest. The Global Enterprise Experience won the Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group for its global impact on growing leaders who can change our world.
You may wish to invite others to be a team member. Here is a poster, an A3 brochure of the programme, and our Facebook page.
How do I become a team leader?
There are four ways you can step up to become the overall team leader:
- You are a member of a sponsoring organisation. The team leaders are appointed before the start of the contest and receive training and support.
- You enrolled in the GEE-Plus programme for USD 630 so receive priority rights to any team leader roles
- You are invited to be a co-leader during the contest by your team leader because of your high performance. As a co-leader you will be given access to all of the same materials and support as the leaders.