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The Experience

Be a member of a global team designing a social enterprise. (See the GEE-Free tab for details). Supercharge the experience with adding GEE-Plus for: 

Training: Enjoy interactive webinars on leadership skills, personal development, innovation, creating a business concept proposal, social enterpreneurship, and the UN SDGs. Get the full details here.

Networking: Share learning with other changemakers from around the world in facilitated network sessions. Receive guidance from colleagues and professionals. 

Personal coaching: One-on-one coaching that helps you form deep insights into yourself, align with your goals, amplify your strengths, and overcome the blockages that sabotage your best intentions. Book times for one-hour online sessions that suit you with your chosen coach.

Leading a global team: GEE-Plus enrolees get priority rights to lead a global team. On the enrolment form, let us know if you would like to be invited to lead - either on your own or with a colleague. Team leadership is about double the work of being a team member. As leader you start the team, establish the technology platforms, lead a creative process to generate great social enterprise ideas, gain agreement, manage conflict, keep to deadlines, make tough decisions when necessary, assure a quality proposal, build mutual respect for the team's diverse world-views, and inspire the joy of fellowship. Past graduates say the experience was the most significant factor in transforming their lives and landing their dream job. 

Add a qualification: GEE-Plus enrollees can have their work marked to earn a micro-credential issued by Victoria University of Wellington. This is New Zealand's capital city university and is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. You can earn one of two qualifications that are standalone and can be used toward undergraduate and graduate diploma qualifications:

Leadership in the Global Enterprise Experience Micro-credential, (12 points at Level 7 - i.e. third year university) . Only team leaders are eligible.

Peer-Leadership in the Global Enterprise Experience Micro-credential (8 points at Level 6, i.e. second year university). All GEE-Plus enrolees are eligible.



Enrolment in the Global Enterprise Experience is free.

Adding the GEE-Plus programme is USD 630

Adding the micro-credential qualification is an additional USD 190.

Invoices are sent to your chosen payers after enrolment.


GEE-Plus Enrolment

Enrol here between February 19 to April 10 on the Global Enterprise Experience. Select the GEE-Plus option on the enrolment form.


2024 contest dates

At 01:00 GMT on April 24 you will receive details of your eight team members. For three weeks you will work together to develop your proposal to submit by May 15.   


Who may enrol

Anyone in tertiary education, the workforce, or contributing to a voluntary organisation can enrol in GEE-Plus.

An invitation to lead a team is limited to GEE-Plus enrolees who:

  • Expressed interest in leadership on their enrolment form, and
  • Have been selected for GEE-Plus scholarships (e.g. from MFAT, NZ Police, TPK, Ministry of Ethnic Communities, UNDP, universities), or
  • Are graduates, or
  • 300 level or above university students, or
  • Who have some leadership experience.