Wherever you have influence, your leadership can empower those around you to win and create a positive difference in our world. Join us for GLS20 to gain the confidence and skills to build resiliency, strengthen your relationships, lead through crisis and innovate through change.
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 ignite transformation in your community!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Now your 2020 Summit ticket gives you access to both the GLS Online experience and any in-person gathering where available. Not sure whether your local host is having an in-person or online gathering? Click “register” to see all your options!
* Pricing is as low as $169 per attendee for purchases of 2+ tickets and $189 per individual attendee. Not valid for South Barrington’s Main Auditorium. All ticket prices are per-person, in USD, for registration to attend at a U.S. site. Guests from other countries please contact your GLN or GLS office. Additional discounts are available for full-time students, faculty, first-responders and members of the military. Additionally, teachers, nurses and other qualified guests may be eligible for continuing education credit. Please call 800-570-9812 to learn more about CE credit.
|Number Tickets||Regular Pricing||Early Bird||Savings|
|1||$189 each||$169 each||$20 per ticket|
|2+||$169 each||$149 each||$20 per ticket|
The Global Leadership Summit is your two-day infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration—accessed either in-person where available or online, right where you are.
The belief—leadership matters—is even more evident today. This is why the Global Leadership Network is focusing our efforts on delivering our best Global Leadership Summit event this August!
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
- Leading through crisis and ever–changing new realities
August 6-7, 2020
Thursday, August 6
8:30am – 4:40pm (CT/PT)
9:30am – 5:40pm (ET/MT)
8:30am – 10:10am (CT/PT)
9:30am – 11:10am (ET/MT)
20 Minute Break
10:30am – 12:30pm (CT/PT)
11:30am – 1:30pm (ET/MT)
President George W. Bush
60 Minute Lunch
1:30pm – 2:50pm (CT/PT)
2:30pm – 3:50pm (ET/MT)
Vanessa Van Edwards
20 Minute Break
3:10pm – 4:40pm (CT/PT)
4:10pm – 5:40pm (ET/MT)
Sadie Robertson Huff
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Friday, August 7
8:30am – 3:00pm (CT/PT)
9:30am – 4:00pm (ET/MT)
8:30am – 10:15am (CT/PT)
9:30am – 11:15am (ET/MT)
20 Minute Break
10:35am – 12:20pm (CT/PT)
11:35pm – 1:20pm (ET/MT)
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
60 Minute Lunch
1:20pm – 3:00pm (CT/PT)
2:20pm – 4:00pm (ET/MT)
Just some of the faculty’s areas of expertise include: Maximizing teams, Unlocking strengths, Accelerating innovation, Courageous leadership, Influence for the good, Productivity, Staying relevant, Communicating for success, Strength for the journey, Predicting performance, Leading through crisis, and many more!
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.
George W. Bush served as 43rd President of the United States of America from 2001-2009. As Commander in Chief, President Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and security at home and abroad. His Administration reformed America’s education system, restored robust private-sector economic growth and job creation, protected our environment, and pursued a comprehensive strategy to keep America safe after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
After the Presidency, President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan public policy and leadership development.
President Bush is the author of three bestselling books: Decision Points (2010), 41: A Portrait of My Father (2014), and Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors (2017). He and Laura are the parents of twin daughters: Barbara, married to Craig Coyne, and Jenna, married to Henry Hager. The Bushes also are the proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila”, Poppy Louise, and Henry Harold “Hal” Hager.
*Please note: This session is closed to the media and will only be available to attendees on August 6, 2020 within the U.S. and Canada—it will not be available for viewing on August 7, 2020 or at any point during the seven-day video-on-demand period.
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.
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.
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 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.
Bishop 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, Jakes’ presence spans digital media, film, television, radio and books, including his most recent books, Crushing and Planted on Purpose.
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, Comstock 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,” Comstock 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.
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.
As the Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook, Nona Jones leads the company’s work with faith-based organizations around the world. Jones was appointed to an executive role with a Fortune 100 company at only 23 years old. Since then she has led award-winning initiatives in public affairs, brokered multi-million-dollar business deals, addressed the United Nations and championed juvenile justice and education policy reform in the halls of Congress—all under the age of 35. Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. She has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and has been featured on TBN, CBN News and The Word Network. Her new book, Success from the Inside Out, helps leaders choose not just empty success, but fulfilling success.
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—After recently purchasing the SpiritiBank Event Center, their church serves 5,000 attendees live weekly and more than 120,000 online. In keeping with the church’s aspiration to represent God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ, Todd reaches a multicultural, multiethnic and multigeneration audience. Todd’s influence reaches far beyond the church walls with viral expansion on social media, including several of his talks with over 17 million views on YouTube alone. Todd released his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.
Reaching millions of people through her writing and teaching, Lysa TerKeurst is the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and founder of COMPEL Writer Training. TerKeurst 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. She is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered and Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely. She is also releasing a new book in October, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget.
Albert Tate, senior pastor of Fellowship Church, held a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions before founding the church in 2012—one of the fastest-growing multi-site churches in the U.S. He also serves on the board of trustees for multiple organizations including Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Youth Institute’s Advisory Council and the Global Leadership Network. A dynamic communicator, this 20-year ministry veteran is known to combine biblical challenge with humor. He is a sought-after guest speaker at universities and churches across the U.S. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A role model for her generation, Robertson Huff shares messages of hope through her writing, Live Original speaking tour, social platforms and media appearances. Robertson Huff’s podcast, WHOA, That’s Good, reached more than a million unique downloads after only 15 episodes, her blog has reached more than 2 million people in over 195 countries, and her Instagram posts reach 3.3 million. Robertson Huff’s entrepreneurial spirit and flair for fashion has led her to develop a line of prom dresses with designer Sheri Hill and new clothing for her Live Original brand. Committed to philanthropy, she launched a campaign to inspire her generation to make a difference—her current focus being ending world hunger in partnership with organizations, including World Vision. Her books, Live Original and Live Fearless, made it to the New York Times bestseller list, and her most recent release is LIVE: remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development and people analytics. His work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations’ ability to predict performance and people’s ability to understand themselves. He is currently Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University as well as the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, and co-founder of Deeper Signals and META Profiling. Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients including JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Google, BBC, Twitter, P&G, the British Army, United Nations and World Bank. He has received many awards in his field, written 10 books and over 150 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.
Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People— a human behavior research lab, whose goal is to use the latest scientific research and trends to help leaders master their people skills. Her innovative work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Fast Company and Entrepreneur Magazine and she regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Microsoft and Penguin Random-House. Van Edwards has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients and customers and is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
A recognized expert in business strategy and leadership development, Rory Vaden is the New York Times best-selling author of Take the Stairs, and a Hall of Fame speaker. His insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, on Fox News. He was also 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.” Vaden’s pioneering firm, Brand Builders Group, specializes in helping leaders become more respected, trusted, recognized and influential. Vaden’s latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.
Paula is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and host of the popular podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, which gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Previously, Faris was the co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition, as well as a co-host of ABC’s The View. Paula returns to The Global Leadership Summit stage for the second year as one of our GLS interviewers. She will also share her leadership journey in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism as well as leadership insights from her recent book release, Called Out, Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For a Life of True Calling.
BONUS: RETURNING ALUMNI FACULTYCelebrating 25 Years of Bringing You Top Leadership Voices
BONUS: RETURNING ALUMNI FACULTY
In addition to the 15+ world-class faculty in our 2020 lineup, we are excited to announce the return of Summit faculty alumni from the past 25 years who will be joining us this year to check in and share their insights and encouragement for this season! Some of our returning faculty include Angela Ahrendts, Chris McChesney, John C. Maxwell, Liz Bohannon, Dr. Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni, Danielle Strickland, Joseph Grenny, Carly Fiorina, Gary Haugen, Juliet Funt, Allen Catherine Kagina, Jossy Chacko, Mama Maggie and more to be announced!
As areas across the country go through various phases of re-opening according to their state and local guidelines, we know not everyone will be able to attend an in-person gathering this August. Others may simply feel uncomfortable attending a large gathering, even if offered in their local community. In order to provide the most flexibility, regardless of your specific situation, you can now attend the Summit online or in-person at one of our 500+ host sites.
Your 2020 ticket grants you access to our new virtual Summit, the GLS Online Experience, and to any in-person gathering where available.
The new GLS Online Experience allows you to attend the Summit live with other leaders, directly on your preferred device, from anywhere. Plus, you’ll automatically get 7-Days of Video-on-Demand to replay the Summit talks after the event. Please note, if attending online, individual tickets must be purchased in order to attend and take part in the interactive elements of the event and to access on-demand videos.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with other leaders across the country and right in your community whether virtually or in-person!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I attend The Global Leadership Summit this year?
Due to the extraordinary circumstances and uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 global pandemic, we’ve introduced a new virtual (online) conference experience for 2020. Now your 2020 Summit ticket provides you access to both the GLS Online experience and any in-person gatherings where they are available. For some, this will mean experiencing the GLS from the comfort of their home, and for others, this will mean attending an in-person gathering at one of our 650+ local host site’s.
Those interested in attending an in-person gathering, if available, should select a local host site community to be a part of and your ticket can be used to attend any in-person gathering offered at that host site and the GLS Online on August 6-7.
What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit 2020?
The Summit will take place live on Thursday-Friday, August 6-7, 2020 in the U.S. and Canada including the GLS Online experience and in-person gatherings at host sites where available.
International Summit experiences primarily take place during the Fall/Winter of the 2020/2021 season. Click here to view locations and dates of our international events.
What's included with my Summit ticket?
All public programming elements including but not limited to plenary sessions and artistic elements (music, drama, dance, etc.) are included with every ticket. These elements will be viewable in the live GLS Online Experience and at all live hosted in-person experiences in August. Additionally, your 2020 ticket includes 7 days of Video-On-Demand access to available talks so you can re-watch or catch sessions you may have missed. 7-Day VOD will be made available to every registered guest, that’s provided a valid email address during registration, upon the completion of the event on August 7.
Please note: Some elements of the conference are only available during the live real-time experience in August. This includes, but is not limited to, speaker interactions via polls, chat, or Q&A sessions as well as elements of the conference conducted via social media channels. Additionally, not all faculty content will not be made available on-demand.
When will the full schedule be available?
The full conference schedule, including the session topic(s), speaker(s) and times will be available two weeks prior to the event. The Summit officially runs two full days from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30 am-3:30 pm (CDT) on Friday.
Note: If you are attending a local host site in a Western time zone, please check with your local host to find out if they will host a delayed broadcast.
Will this event be simulcast in real-time?
The Summit begins broadcasting in real-time at 8:30 am (CDT) on August 6 & 7.
Note: If you are attending a local host site in a Western time zone, please check with your local host to find out if they will deliver a delayed broadcast.
What does it cost to attend the Summit?
Click Here to see the current conference rates and available discounts.
What does the conference price include?
All public programming elements including but not limited to plenary sessions and artistic elements (music, drama, dance, etc.) are included with every ticket. These elements will be viewable in the live GLS Online Experience and at all live hosted experiences in August. Additionally, your 2020 ticket includes 7 days of Video-On-Demand access so you can re-watch all the available talks or catch sessions you may have missed. 7-Day VOD will be made available to every registered guest, that’s provided a valid email address during registration, upon the completion of the event on August 7.
Please note: Some elements of the conference are only available during the live real-time experience in August. This includes, but is not limited to, speaker interactions via polls, chat, or Q&A sessions, as well as elements of the conference conducted via social media channels. Additionally, not all faculty content will not be made available on-demand.
Who qualifies for the Emerging Leader, Student, Faculty, and Military rates?
Emerging Leader: Individuals ages 11-18 are eligible to attend the Summit at the emerging leader rate (when accompanied by a guardian, as a part of a group, or by invitation from a host site with or without an active school ID).
Student: All undergraduate and graduate students (both full or part-time students) are eligible to attend the Summit at the Student rate.*
Faculty: All active faculty or staff of any a college, university or seminary are eligible to attend the Summit at the Faculty rate.*
Military: All U.S. Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve), their spouses, and dependents may register at the Military rate.*
*Note: You may be required to present a valid ID, detailing your affiliation, during the event check-in process when attending the Summit at one of these special rates. For example, those attending on a ticket purchased at the military rate may be asked to provide a Veteran ID Card or Uniformed Services ID Card.
How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?
There are 2 ways to register:
- Online: Click Here
- Phone: 800-570-9812
Can I buy one ticket to share among my group?
No. To attend an in-person gathering, each member of your group will need an individual ticket to enter the venue at check-in. Additionally, individual tickets are required for each member of your group when watching together online. In order to have the best GLS Online Experience, and access to interactive elements of the event, as well as Video-On-Demand access to available talks when the event is complete, it is required that each guest in your group of 2+ within either your home or office have their own individual ticket. This will provide you and your group with the best overall experience, and ability to access all the interactive elements that are a part of the GLS Online Experience.
Do I need to have all the names and emails of the attendees in my group when I register?
It is preferred that you enter all names and email addresses of attendees in your group at the time of registration, but it is not required.
Note: Only registrations, which are associated with a unique email address, will be able to access the GLS online stream or the available talks during the post-event 7-Day Video-on-Demand period. Each unique watch link is accessible from two devices concurrently and is limited to three unique devices in total.
If you do not have the names of all parties in your group when registering, the online system will add an open registration for each unknown guest corresponding to the number of tickets purchased. You will need to add guest names and unique email addresses prior to the event. This will ensure efficient communication and reduce problems in accessing the live stream of the event or available talks via the 7-Day Video-on-Demand period.
Lastly, guest names are required at the point of registration for any guest attending on a discounted Emerging Leader, Student, Faculty, or Military ticket.
How can I update attendee information?
Each registered attendee is able to update their information independently. If you registered a group; you can also update the information of your group members.
Click here to edit attendee information.
Can I share my ticket with someone if I can’t attend the entire event?
We do not provide the option to share tickets between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience best attended in its entirety.
If you are attending the GLS Online Experience, we understand that there may be others in your home or office watching with you. But please know, every person in your group of 2+ watching the event with you must have a unique registration to receive their individual watch link to the GLS Online experience and to access available talks via Video-On Demand. Additionally, any interactive elements will only be accessible per ticket purchase.
Where do I find my ticket or registration information?
Please click here to locate your ticket or registration information.
Can I add additional registrations?
Yes, you are able to purchase additional tickets under a new transaction, but we are unable to add additional tickets to an already existing order.
Can you prorate my tickets (offer group rate pricing) when I purchase additional registrations?
Please register your whole team at the same time to receive group rate pricing. We are unable to prorate on previously purchased registrations. For your convenience, you do not need to fill in all the names on your team’s tickets at the time of purchase.
How do I, or others I have registered, access the 7-Day Video-On-Demand (VOD) after the event ends?
Only registrations, which are associated with a unique email address, will be able to access the live GLS online stream or the available talks via post-event 7-Day Video-on-Demand.
Your 7-Day Video-on-Demand (VOD) is accessible via a unique personal watch link received via your registration email. Each unique personal watch link is accessible from two devices concurrently and is limited to three unique devices in total.
Any registration that does not have a unique email address associated with it will not be able to view The GLS Online Experience or access available talks via 7-Day Video-On-Demand.
If you were registered for the conference by a third party as a part of a group, please reach out to your registrar and ask them to add your name and email address to your open registration.
Are on-site childcare or facilities for nursing mothers offered at the conference?
The conference is open to guests over the age of 11 with a paid registration. Given the variety of locations that host the Summit we’re unable to require sites to provide on-site childcare or private spaces for nursing mothers however, some may elect to do so.
Please inquire directly with your local host site to find out about on-site childcare options or the availability of facilities for nursing mothers at their specific venue.
What is your policy on the cancellation, hold, and transfer of tickets?
Please contact our Service Engagement Team on or before 7/8/20 for a refund of your conference fees less a *$45.00 cancellation fee per person. (*The reason for the cancellation fee is to cover various processing costs and pre-purchased conference materials.)
To cancel your ticket(s), please contact our Service Engagement Team at 800-570-9812 or at email@example.com
Should you wish to hold your registration funds for future use, less a $45 fee per each held registration, please contact our Service Engagement Team on or before 7/14/2020. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the funds toward a new conference registration.
Note: 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 over-payment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.
To hold your ticket(s), please contact our Service Engagement Team at 800-570-9812 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 contact our Service Engagement Team at 800-570-9812 or at email@example.com
Still have questions?
Call our Service Engagement Team at 800-570-9812 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org