- Leverage the Summit to build into your church, organization and community with two-days of world-class training.
- Create and encourage a leadership culture
- Establish a common vision and leadership language
- Get networking opportunities with leaders from your local community
- Develop and inspire your team, staff and volunteers
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.
- Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and skills you can immediately apply
- Learn from a faculty representing multiple sectors and backgrounds
- Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and community
- Network with influencers in your community who are committed to living out God’s purposes in our world
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Preview of the #GLS20 Faculty
RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAYRegister for the 2020 Global Leadership Summit
*Price as low as $139 per attendee for groups of 16 or more, $149 per attendee for of 6-15 and $169 per attendee for individual(s). Not valid for South Barrington’s Main Auditorium and Peak Experiences.
|Ticket Group||Number Tickets||Regular Pricing||Super Early Bird||Savings|
|Individual/Small Team||1-5||$169 each||$60 per ticket|
|Team||6-15||$149 each||$40 per ticket|
|Large Group||16+||$139 each||$30 per ticket|
The diverse Summit faculty* delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change
Craig GroeschelCo-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church
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 YouVersionBible 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 with over 1.5 million downloads a month and a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book is Hope in the Dark.
Amy EdmondsonNovartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School; Author
Amy Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011. She is the author of four books, including Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy, exploring why teamwork is so important in today’s organizations—and why it is so challenging. Her most recent release: The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about finding success in today’s modern economy.
KakáBrazilian Retired Soccer Phenomenon; FIFA World Player of the Year
A Brazilian football (soccer) legend, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, famously known as Kaká, is one of only eight players in history to have won the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League. As the first sportsperson to amass 10 million followers on Twitter, he is considered one of the most famous athletes in the world. Starting his professional career as an attacking midfielder at the age of 18 with the Brazilian football club, São Paulo FC, he quickly became a critical member of the Brazilian national team. Before retiring in 2017, Kaká, spent most of his famed career with AC Milan and playing for Real Madrid. Additionally, he captained the inaugural campaign of the MLS’s Orlando City Football Club as its first designated player. Throughout his career, Kaká’s leadership on the field has earned many awards and achievements including the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, MARCA Legend Award and AC Milan Hall of Fame. Listed to Time’s 100 Most-Influential List for two consecutive years, he is also a UN Ambassador for the World Food Programme.
Michael ToddAuthor; Lead Pastor of Transformation Church; Social Media Influencer
When social media account tweeted a grainy 10-minute cell phone video from a sermon Todd preached on his experience at Transformation Church back in 2017, the post received over 2 million views in 48 hours. In keeping with Transformation Church’s aspiration to reach their community, city and world in a relevant and progressive way, Todd’s talks are now widely watched through various social media sites, and he has become one of the youngest global Christian voices of this generation. In fact, Todd has five such talks that have each been watched over 1 million times on YouTube alone. Todd is releasing his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.
Beth ComstockDirector at Nike; Author; Former GE Vice Chair & CMO; Former President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal
Beth Comstock is the former GE Vice Chair and CMO, where—for two decades—she led efforts to transform a process-heavy culture to a faster, more agile and inventive one. Prior to GE, Beth was President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, overseeing the company’s digital efforts, including early development of hulu.com. Listed on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and PR Week’s “20 Most Influential Communicators,” Beth helps incubate new companies and advises business leaders to accelerate growth and innovation. She is also a Director for Nike, a top-ten LinkedIn influencer and her first book, Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change, offers lessons from a life of continual transformation that inspire others to embrace our rapidly changing world.
T.D. JakesSr. Pastor; Globally Recognized Influencer; Best-Selling Author
T.D. Jakes has a proclivity to disrupt the status quo, and is one of the most globally recognized influencers in business, education, film and entertainment. With his earnest approach, Jakes has been able to reach millions of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, nationalities, and creeds. Senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church, Bishop Jakes’ presence spans digital media, film, television, radio and books, including his most recent book, Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power.
Marcus BuckinghamBest-Selling Author; Global Researcher; Strengths Revolutionist
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people’s strengths, increasing their performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he now guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance.
He is the author of nine books, including First Break All the Rules, and Now Discover Your Strengths, two of the best-selling business books of all time. His latest release—Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World —takes an in-depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.
Lysa TerkeurstPresident Proverbs 31 Ministries; New York Times Best-Selling Author
Reaching millions of people through her writing and teaching, Lysa TerKeurst is the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and founder of COMPEL Writer Training. Lysa has been published in many publications, featured on Fox News, Oprah and The Today Show and has been awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award. The best-selling author of more than 20 books, her most recent release is, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered.
Rory VadenCo-Founder of Brand Builders Group; Hall of Fame Speaker; Best-Selling Author
A leading expert in the field of reputation strategy, Rory Vaden is a New York Times Best-Selling author, and Hall of Fame speaker. Rory’s pioneering firm, Brand Builders Group, specializes in helping leaders become more respected, trusted, recognized and influential. His insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, on Fox News and he was named as one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world by Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine calls him “One of the world’s leading productivity thinkers.” Rory’s latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.
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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 500+ Sites to locally host the Summit every year. In fact, we work year-round with Premier Host Sites to ensure your Summit experience is the best possible for you and your team.
Our Premier Host 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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The Message of the GLS Said One Thing That Changed This Inmate’s Perspective on Their ValueGlobal Leadership Network
Find a Location
On August 6th and 7th, 2020 The Global Leadership Summit will be telecast live in HD from the Willow Creek Campus near Chicago to over 500 locations nationwide. Your experience at The Global Leadership Summit will be excellent whether attending at the original campus or a satellite location. Attending at a telecast location reduces your travel costs, saves time, and ensures everyone can benefit from the wisdom of this year’s world-class faculty.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between attending the Summit Main Campus vs. a Premier Host Site?
Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 9,300 attendees experiencing programing and most of the faculty in person surrounded by leaders from 120+ countries.
Premier Host Sites are preferred by many attendees for convenience, affordability and connectivity to leaders in their local community.
What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit 2020?
This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 6-7, 2020.
Is the programming the same at all locations?
All programming elements including plenaries, music, drama, video and dance emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.
When will the full schedule be available?
The full schedule with the Summit faculty order will be available in June of 2019. The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-4:30pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30am-3:30pm (CDT) on Friday.
Will this event be in real-time at my Premier Host Site location?
If you attend in the Central or Pacific Time Zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30am local time.
How much does it cost to attend?
Pricing varies based on attendance at the Willow Creek campus or at a Premier Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration.
What does the conference price include?
Registration for the event includes all conference materials as well as break refreshments. Meals are NOT included in the price of registration.
Who qualifies for the Student, Faculty and Military rates?
All high school, undergraduate and graduate students (both full or part-time students) are eligible for the Student rate. The Faculty rate applies to individuals on staff at a college, university or seminary. U.S. Military Active Duty and Reserve personnel and their spouses may register at the Military rate.
How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?
There are 3 ways to register:
- Online: Click Here
- Phone: 800-570-9812
- Mail: P.O. Box 3188 Barrington, IL 60011-3188
(International guests please click the FAQ’s “International” tab.)
How do I update attendee information?
Each registered attendee is able to update their information. If you registered as a group, you can also update your group members information.
Click here to edit attendee information.
Can I share a registration with someone if I can’t attend the entire event?
We do not provide the option to share registrations between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience and is best if attended in its entirety.
Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?
Guest names are not necessary at the time of registration unless they are a student or faculty member of a school or university, or an active/reserve member of our military or their spouse.
Do you need help locating your registration?
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Do you prorate team rate pricing on additional registration purchases?
Teams need to register at the same time to receive the team rate pricing. We cannot prorate on previously purchased registrations.
Can I bring my children to the conference?
Families are very important to us. Our Summit venues are designed to be world-class and distraction-free learning environments.
While we think our events are compelling, kids may find them to be boring and work to create their own entertainment that distracts other guests. Seating is provided only for registered guests and children are not allowed within the viewing area. Since our events are held in a diversity of churches and venues, we are not able to provide childcare. We encourage local venues to provide separate spaces for nursing mothers where the event can be viewed.
I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
Please contact your Premier Host Site of choice to see what accommodations might be available.
I am attending the Summit on-site in South Barrington. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
Click here for more details on local dining and hotels.
What is your cancellation, hold and transfer policies?
You must contact our Ministry Operations Team on or before 6/9/20 for a refund of your conference fees less a $45.00 cancellation fee per person.
Should you wish to hold your registration funds for future use less a $45 fee per each held registration, you must contact us on or before 7/2/2020. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the funds toward a new conference registration. *Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the conference you are transferring the funds to and at the current rate of that new event. Any overpayment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.
You may at any time up to the date of the conference transfer the name or location associated with the registration at no cost. To transfer the location, please call our Ministry Operations Team at 800-570-9812.
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