- 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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*Super Early Bird Discount available through May 21, 2019.
|# OF TICKETS||SUPER EARLY BIRD||EARLY BIRD||REGULAR PRICE|
|Individual/Small Team||1-9||$189 each||$199||$209|
|Large Group||25-49||$129 each||$149||$169|
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 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. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast—with more than 1 million monthly downloads.
Danielle StricklandPastor; Author; Justice Advocate
Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army and is an Ambassador for Stop The Traffik. With a deep calling to empower people and to transform neighborhoods and the world, she co-founded Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global, Amplify Peace and the Women Speakers Collective. Strickland is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Exodus.
Patrick LencioniBest-Selling Author; Founder, The Table Group
Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organizations to churches. A Summit favorite, Lencioni will unpack his new work on motivation and how it shapes our leadership.
Jo SaxtonAuthor, Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff teams in churches in the UK and the U.S. and is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Saxton co-hosts the podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien and has authored three books, including The Dream of You.
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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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Find a Location
On August 8th and 9th, 2019 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 2019?
This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 2019.
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 6/11/19 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 7/9/2019. 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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