Everyone has influence
No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it.
The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to access a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.
When you grow in your leadership and use your influence for good, you can strengthen your relationships, maximize the impact of your church, business or organization, or even ignite transformation in your community!
Join us in a movement of more than 420,000 people learning together in 124 countries this year.
The Global Leadership Summit is your two-day infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration.
We’ve convened a unique group of 15+ world-class faculty who will share their distinct perspectives, inspiring and equipping you with practical skills you can apply right away.
Topics our faculty will dive into this year include:
- Breaking free from the lies we believe about work
- Becoming more agile and inventive
- Identifying five permissions to multiply your time
- Overcoming fear and problematic power dynamics in teams
- Leveraging science-based research to increase connection opportunities
Craig GroeschelUnited States
Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country worldwide. Groeschel was named in the top 10 U.S. CEO’s for small and midsize companies by Glassdoor. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Craig Groeschel advocates to grow leaders in every sector of society. He is the host of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, the most listened to leadership podcast in the world. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Dangerous Prayers.
Three and a half billion people are watching your every move—waiting for you to make a mistake or cheering you on for the goal of your career! The pressure and criticism could break the strongest soul —so what would it take to thrive under this kind of uncertainly and stress? In this candid interview, Claudia Tenório will be drawing out ways in which Kaká has managed public scrutiny and praise, overcome setbacks, developed resilience and mental toughness, lead those around him, and leaned into his faith for strength.
Bishop T.D. JakesUnited States
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Most people with influence survive by living within their element—staying in their zone, doing what they do—talking to people like them, who think like them, who vote like them, who dress like them, who walk like them, who talk like them. Moving away from this space feels vulnerable because we might not have the power and the influence that we have when we are on our own turf. Bishop TD Jakes helps us learn to migrate in our thinking. To navigate our current, rapidly changing world and the conundrum we find ourselves, we can no longer ignore the people we can't understand or control. Walk away from this talk with specific ways you can step into vulnerability with confidence, courage and openness—it will take the liquidity of thought and the nimbleness of mind to be a leader who has migrative thinking.
Beth ComstockUnited States
Accelerating growth and innovation is one of the most challenging tasks of a leader. In this interview, Paula Faris will draw out some of the ways in which Beth Comstock has thrived in her ability to continue to innovate both in business and in life. Walk away with specific ways that you and your team can re-capture the joy and art of discovery, find the courage to be a permission granter, and get comfortable with experimentation and failure.
Marcus BuckinghamUnited States
What can the best leaders do to build resilience during these challenging times? Marcus Buckingham leads the ADP Research Institute which, amongst other things, focuses on identifying the core components of critical aspects of people at work, such as resilience. Drawing from a recent 25-country study, 1,000 workers per country, we can now identify and measure the components of resilience, what you can do to cultivate it in yourself, and in those you lead. What we have learned is that resilience is made up of two sets of feelings: (1) How you feel about yourself and your working world (2) How you feel about the behavior of your own team leader and leader of leaders. In this talk, identify the three feelings you need to cultivate in yourself and the three feelings that comprise the expectations you have of your team leader. If you are a team leader, you’ll need to know what both of these components are so that you can focus your actions on delivering them for your people.
Michael ToddUnited States
Author; Lead Pastor of Transformation Church; Social Media Influencer In 2015, Michael Todd and his wife Natalie were entrusted with the leadership of Transformation Church by the founding Pastor. With a vision to reach their community, city and world with the Gospel in a relevant and progressive way, they’ve grown rapidly—each week, their church serves 5,000 attendees live and more than 20,000 watching online. Todd’s influence reaches far beyond the church walls with viral expansion on social media, including five of his talks with over 1 million views on YouTube alone. Todd is releasing his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.
Lysa TerKeurstUnited States
Never before has innovation been more critical for organizations than right now. So, what’s holding us back? Creativity? Resources? The right new hire? The answer might surprise you. Leaders who learn this skill will not only experience more success at work, but more importantly, they will have more fulfilling personal and family relationships as well. Join Lysa TerKeurst for a fascinating session on rethinking a skill we must all master in order to innovate.
Rory VadenUnited States
Rory Vaden will be advising leaders on how to multiply time. Not manage or prioritize time--not how to do things more efficiently; but, how the world’s most productive people actually utilize uncommon tactics to create exponential results with limited resources. Walk away with 5 specific strategies that literally create more time. If you or anyone on your team ever feels overwhelmed, buried, busy, distracted, or behind, then this is the training that will help you get more done with less stress.
Sadie Robertson HuffUnited States
Sadie Robertson Huff
Forces That Affect Your Influence: One on One with Sadie Robertson Huff Our world is full of those that want to influence, but if true leadership means that we are using our power to make a positive difference in our world, then Sadie Robertson Huff has cracked that code. Craig Groeschel will interview Sadie drawing out some of the unique ways this entrepreneur has tackled leadership and used her platform for good. Walk away from this interview with some insight into how to build trust, handle public criticism that every leader faces, and ways to continue to grow as a leader.
Vanessa Van EdwardsUnited States
Vanessa Van Edwards
Do leaders think differently? Vanessa Van Edwards will teach you how to harness your own inner leader. Using the latest neuroscience and psychology she will teach you how to make a great positive impact. The key is striking the perfect balance between warmth and competence. Leaders are able to build both trust and confidence with their verbal cues, nonverbal signals and mindset. Walk away with new strategies to feel empowered and empower those around you.
Speaker Biography: A world champion, Olympic silver medallist and Olympic gold medal winning coach, group and family therapist, István is a consultant with a unique understanding of getting the best performance out of teams. His Hunting Territory™ Theory and Method on group dynamics and performance is the culmination of a life's work building peak performing teams. He has successfully implemented the coaching and management applications of his theory across cultural, language, professional, and sporting environments for three decades. A published author, highly experienced consultant, Istvan regularly holds workshops and runs Accelerated Team Development Programs for corporate and sporting organisations. Focusing on the practical side of achieving optimal team performance, his workshops have been enthusiastically received by businesses, institutions, and sports groups alike. Additionally, Istvan is a regular presenter at business schools across Europe and Australia.
When it comes to leadership development we all have good intentions, but distractions abound. Yet, research says learning happens most effectively in community…a team setting. That’s why we partner with 1536+ sites in 124 countries to bring the Summit to your local community. In fact, we work year-round with Premier GLS sites to ensure your Summit experience is the best possible for you and your team.
Our Premier GLS site partners are committed to creating a world-class environment that enhances your Summit experience in the following ways:
- Distraction-free development for you and your team
- Impact your local community by gathering with other like-minded influencers
- Experience the world-class event through state-of-the-art technology in a team-friendly, welcoming environment
- Additional benefits vary by location—e.g. breakout rooms available for teams; special seating provisions; in some venues on-site lunch available
Why Attend GLS?
For almost 25 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees.
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.
feel improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction and productivity
cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader
were inspired to impact their community
gained courage to lead despite opposition
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Leverage Your Influence to Build the Global Leadership Summit Movement…
As someone who has benefited from the Global Leadership Summit, you can leverage your influence to add more momentum to this transformational movement.
There are several ways you could play a significant role:
• Promote the GLS through your network of influence
• Provide financial support to enable others to participate in the GLS
• Join a local GLS organizing team
• Bring the GLS to your community
To find out how you could become more involved in the GLS movement, contact your country’s national Global Leadership Summit Steering Committee. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.