Leadership

Creating Bandwidth

Leading a GEG takes time and commitment and we are endlessly impressed with the effort educators put in to growing their community through Google Groups and beyond. We have also noticed that vibrant communities have often developed distributed leadership structures where a team contributes towards keeping the GEG engaging and inspiring.

Therefore, we are providing the following for GEGs that need to develop a more distributed leadership structure.

GEG Leadership Structure

GEG Mentor

Mentors are current GEG leaders who specialize in specific areas of the GEG Program and lead and support GEG leaders regionally. Mentors offer support and coordination, a single point of contact, and coaching.

As a mentor, you may have regional meetings with Google, be able to support new and existing GEGs in your regions (APAC, EMEA, LATAM, NA) with event support and receive an exclusive GEG Mentor Badge!

GEG Mentors must be nominated by 2 current GEG Leaders in your region & Google will review applications on a rolling basis / reach out accordingly.

GEG Leader

GEG Leaders are responsible for managing and leading their community including moderating the Google Groups community, running events and generally supporting and inspiring the membership. GEG leaders record events and meetups in the Edu Activity App. (need Edu Activity App help? click here)

Co-leadership has helped a number of thriving GEG communities keep a regular and high standard of online and offline activity.

GEG Leaders must be nominated by another GEG Leader, and that can be done below.

GEG Captains

GEG Captains are new roles to support GEG leaders to maintain a thriving community or help build one up. They are chosen by the GEG leader to take on key roles within the GEG community that provide support and leadership capacity to the GEG leader.

GEG leaders can choose four GEG Captains. You do not need Google approval to select your Captains!

Empower Captain

Responsible for developing distributed leadership across the GEG leveraging the wider membership.


Share Captain

Responsible for keeping the community engaged with relevant content.

Inspire Captain

Responsible for organising events for the GEG members


Learn Captain

Responsible for providing professional development for members on the effective use of technology in education.

Inclusivity Captain

Responsible for supporting all leaders, captains and members to create an inclusive community.

GEG Captains are not required to report via the Edu Activity App. It is still the responsibility of the GEG leader to report events and meet-ups.

GEG Captains Badges are here!

GEG Captains Badges can be downloaded by GEG Leaders for exclusive use by GEG Captains.

If you are a GEG Captain, please ask your GEG Leader to download the badge directly from the GEG Leader Portal (note that the Leader Portal is only available to GEG Leaders).