Robogals chapters are organised into three regions: Asia Pacific, UK, and North America, each managed by a regional director. This is overseen by the Robogals Global committee, which in turn is overseen by the Board of Directors.
Robogals Global is responsible for the continuous improvement and development of Robogals, including updating the chapter operations manual based on the latest feedback and research, and liaising with universities to set up new chapters.
Global also runs the annual conference in each region, pursues global partnerships, publishes the Amplifier newsletter and centrally manages all IT services including websites, email addresses and our 'myRobogals' intranet. From 2011, Robogals Global started running some programs directly such as Robogals Rural & Regional and the Robogals Science Challenge.
The Robogals Global Committee consists of:
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Chief Operations Officer (COO)
- Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
- Secretary and Treasurer
- National Partnerships Manager
- Media and Community Manager
- Curriculum Managers
- Science Challenge Managers
The CEO is responsible for setting the vision and direction of Robogals, as well as managing the three regional directors. She also manages the National Partnerships Manager (responsible for attracting, communicating, and maintaining relationships with sponsors and partners) and oversees the running of the science challenge. The current CEO is Nicole Brown.
The COO supports the CEO by ensuring the administration of the organisation runs smoothly (including managing the Secretary/Treasurer and CTO). She also manages the Media and Community Manager (responsible for responding to media requests and building a positive community in Robogals at all levels) and Curriculum Managers (currently working on developing a repository of workshops for Robogals chapters to use). The current COO is Sam Cheah.
More information about the members of our executive team can be found at http://www.robogals.org/about/executive-team.
Robogals chapters each exist at a certain university (see the list) and this is where they contact schools, conduct robotics workshops, hold events, recruit new members and so on.
Each chapter is granted a high degree of autonomy in determining how to run their chapter and adapt it to local conditions. Each chapter president is mentored by their Regional Director, who is someone with significant past experience in running a Robogals chapter.
A Robogals chapter is typically governed by an executive team of six:
- Schools Manager
- Training Manager
- Sponsorships Manager
- Marketing Manager
A few chapters have added their own positions like Vice-President or Treasurer.
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