Whether you’re a business leader, CEO, pastor, teacher, nurse, student, artist, soldier, parent, doctor, volunteer, entrepreneur, or simply finding your place, you have influence. Every day you impact those around you through your influence—for better or worse, in both big and small ways. During a season that may have depleted your energy, stunted your growth or left you in the dark, it’s time to rediscover a new hope for your future in order to amplify the positive difference you can make.
What is the turning point for positive change? Your capacity to thrive and help rejuvenate the best in those around you, both personally and professionally, is dependent on your leadership health.
Your leadership matters. When you invest in developing your leadership skills, you also give back to everyone around you. You strengthen your relationships, build trust on your team, innovate toward a better future and face challenges head-on with fresh perspective—not only do you thrive, but your family thrives, your business thrives, your church thrives and your community thrives.
For more than 25 years, The Global Leadership Summit has delivered leadership insights with attendees reporting positive outcomes. (based on independent research by Excellence in Giving).
On Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021, join hundreds of thousands of curious, growth-minded, change-driven men and women like you for the premier leadership event of 2021—The Global Leadership Summit.
Whether you attend online or in-person at one of our 500+ local host sites, you will experience two days of rich, high-impact, inspiring sessions, and learn from a diverse faculty who will share their wisdom and practical perspective to support you in your leadership growth.
Take the Next Step!
- Attend The Global Leadership Summit on August 5-6, 2021 at one of 500+ local host sites across the U.S. or via our interactive online event platform.
- Apply the leadership insights and inspiration into your life and work right away.
- Experience leadership growth and thrive personally and professionally.
When you’re thriving in your greatest potential, you also influence those around you for the better.
August 5-6, 2021
Thursday, August 5
8:30am – 4:45pm (CT/PT)
9:30am – 5:45pm (ET/MT)
8:30am – 10:00am (CT/PT)
9:30am – 11:00am (ET/MT)
30 Minute Break
10:30am – 12:15pm (CT/PT)
11:30am – 1:15pm (ET/MT)
Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Jamie Kern Lima
75 Minute Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm (CT/PT)
2:30pm – 3:45pm (ET/MT)
30 Minute Break
3:15pm – 4:45pm (CT/PT)
4:15pm – 5:45pm (ET/MT)
Rich Wilkerson Jr.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Friday, August 6
8:30am – 3:00pm (CT/PT)
9:30am – 4:00pm (ET/MT)
8:30am – 10:00am (CT/PT)
9:30am – 11:00am (ET/MT)
Dr. Francesca Gino
30 Minute Break
10:30am – 12:00pm (CT/PT)
11:30pm – 1:00pm (ET/MT)
75 Minute Lunch
1:15pm – 3:00pm (CT/PT)
2:15pm – 4:00pm (ET/MT)
Bianca Juárez Olthoff
Schedule details subject to change.
Experience high-impact sessions to help you forge ahead with clarity of vision and new energy.
Areas of expertise our faculty explores includes: Cultivating Innovation, Building Trust, Maximizing Productivity, Overcoming Fear, Influencing Change, Managing Conflict, Improving Workplace Civility, Casting Vision and so much more!
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.
Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2020 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.
Shola Richards is a best-selling author and sought-after workplace civility expert whose work has been featured on the Today Show, CBS, Forbes, Black Enterprise and numerous additional publications around the world. Recognized as an authority on workplace happiness and engagement, Richards’ articles and wildly popular “Positivity Solution” series have reached readers in over 160 countries. He is the Founder and CEO of Go Together Global, having shared his transformative message with leading healthcare organizations, top universities, Silicon Valley, the motion picture industry and on the TEDx stage; his greatest honor being the keynote speaker for the Department of Homeland Security three days before the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. A self-professed “kindness extremist”, Richards equips and inspires leaders to put positivity, strong energy, massive bravery, tremendous dedication and relentless humanity in the workforce to create collaborative, safe and healthy work environments where people thrive. Richards is a best-selling author whose research is featured in his books, Making Work Work and Go Together.
Juliet Funt is the CEO and founder of Juliet Funt Group, a training and consulting firm helping organizations, their leaders and employees reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. With thought-provoking insights and actionable tools, she has become a globally-recognized expert in helping leaders cope with the “age of overload” in which we all live and work. A warrior against reactive busyness and a force for change in organizations around the world, Funt teaches a streamlined method for personal process improvement that reduces complexity in the workplace. Teams that incorporate a WhiteSpace mindset and skill set increase creativity and engagement, reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies and span a wide array of industries, from financial services to technology, manufacturing to the military. Funt’s new book, A Minute to Think, releases at the 2021 Summit.
Recognized as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s top global thinkers, Malcolm Gladwell is a world-renowned, five-time best-selling author and sought-after thought leader delivering expertise and practical application on management, innovation, history and leadership. Through his writing and speaking, Gladwell takes you on an intellectual adventure and challenges your assumptions. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996 and has been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was also previously a reporter for The Washington Post. As host of the popular podcast, Revisionist History, Gladwell re-examines an overlooked or misunderstood aspect of past events. Gladwell is the author of five New York Times best-selling titles including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Gladwell’s latest book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong.
Bianca Juárez Olthoff understands the power of words and is known to wield them wisely to help people navigate life, live significantly and connect in community. As both a pastor and author who has been in ministry for more than 20 years, she inspires people to live with passion. Her leadership at The Father’s House Orange County has allowed her church to reach people all over the world. As the founder and president of the nonprofit, In The Name of Love, she is committed to serving the incarcerated and equipping them to discover freedom despite their surroundings. Olthoff describes herself as a passionate, Jesus-loving, Bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican. Experience her energy in her best-selling book, Play with Fire and her most recent book, How to Have Your Life Not Suck: Becoming Today Who You Want to Be Tomorrow, which explores how to win at work and navigate through life’s many decisions.
Jerry Lorenzo Manuel is an American fashion designer and founder of the label, Fear of God. Raised in Sacramento, West Palm Beach and Chicago, Lorenzo grew up with first-hand understanding of the contemporary American landscape as he followed his father’s professional baseball career cross country. Concurrently, Lorenzo developed an appreciation for heritage through visits to vintage stores nationwide with his mother. His upbringing became the precursor of his idea for a new American classic now known as Fear of God. In 2013, Lorenzo chose fashion despite plans to follow in the footsteps of his father in sport and established the now renowned label, conceived through a union of his creative vision, menswear experience and market expertise. Equipped with an MBA from Loyola University Chicago School of Business and an intrinsic understanding of the missing gap between the runway and wardrobe, Lorenzo’s honest and opinionated approach to fashion continues to push Fear of God into an icon of contemporary American luxury.Most recently, he’s been honored to partner with Adidas and join their team as global head of Adidas Basketball.
Recognized as a transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star Army General widely praised for leading a comprehensive counterterrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact. Over the course of his career, he led a number of elite organizations including the International Security Assistance Forces, Joint Special Operations Command as well as the 75th Ranger Regiment. In 2009, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of NATO appointed him to be the Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF. His command included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries. Since retiring from the military, McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group to deliver innovative leadership solutions to businesses and multinational corporations around the world in order to help them build stronger teams and succeed in challenging, dynamic environments. A passionate advocate for national service, McChrystal is also Chairman of Service Year Alliance. Additionally, McChrystal is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership. McChrystal is the author of New York Times best-selling books, My Share of the Task and Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. McChrystal is also the co-author of The Wall Street Journal best-selling title, Leaders: Myth and Reality.
A.R. Bernard is an influential religious leader and transformative visionary, leading one of the largest congregations in the United States with more than 40,000 members. Before following his calling into ministry, Bernard enjoyed a successful career in finance which has positioned him in a place of influence among top leaders in business, entertainment and politics. In addition to mentoring pastors, has also counseled leaders while serving with the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the NYC School Chancellor’s Advisory Cabinet. He is a premiere thought leader in faith and culture and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, NBC’s Today, MSNBC, CBS News, BET, TBN and Daystar TV. He is a radio host for the New York based program, The Rev and The Rabbi on WABC radio. As a visionary who witnessed how faith has brought hope into communities that were mostly ignored or underserved, Bernard has led the Christian Cultural Center in a partnership with the Gotham Organization for a major development project to create over 2,000 units of income-based workforce housing, healthcare and educational facilities, retail stores, performance arts center and community service spaces. His transformative messages are also shared in his books, Happiness Is…Simple Steps to a Life of Joy and Four Things Women Want from a Man.
Dr. Francesca Gino is a professor in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School recognized for her award-winning research and teaching on how to have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. Dr. Gino has a diverse expertise on the psychology of organizations. She is a sought-after consultant and speaker—some of her clients include Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, as well as the U.S. Military. Dr. Gino’s research has been featured in The Wallstreet Journal, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, National Public Radio, Scientific American and Psychology Today. She has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. In Dr. Gino’s latest book, Rebel Talent, she shares her research behind why it pays to break the rules at work and in life.
During Richard Montañez’ leadership tenure at PepsiCo, he was recognized for his visionary leadership, innovation and commitment to diversity. He has been named one of the most influential Latinos in corporate America and is the only four-time recipient of PepsiCo’s Chairman’s Award, the highest honor given to employees based on performance and work ethic. He has been featured for his leadership and innovation on Good Morning America, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Fortune and Newsweek. His story is also the subject of a forthcoming biopic by Fox Searchlight Films. Montañez inspiring leadership journey has made him a sought-after speaker for organizations including Target, Walmart, and universities including University of Southern California and Harvard. In addition to his corporate leadership, Montañez is a committed philanthropist and founder of Onelite, a nonprofit providing high-need families in the U.S. with food and school supplies.
When Michelle Poler, Venezuelan native, art director and branding strategist, decided to start a project to overcome her own personal fears, she didn’t expect it to go viral—100 Days Without Fear caught the attention of the Today Show, Forbes, CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Telemundo, Glamour, Elle, The Rachael Ray Show, Refinery29 and Daily Mail among many others. Gaining an audience captivated by her passion, bravery, creativity, humor and practical life-changing advice, Poler founded Hello Fears, a social movement reaching more than 70 million people worldwide, empowering them to step outside their comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, having spoken for TEDx, Google, Yum Brands, Facebook, Wells Fargo, ESPN, Netflix, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Toyota and many more. Poler is the author of, Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be, which helps people be their best selves and focus on the best possible outcomes.
Rich Wilkerson Jr. is a dynamic communicator and author with a passion to encourage and inspire young adults. Born into four generations of church planters and leaders, Wilkerson started a young adults ministry called “The Rendezvous.” In 2010, this ministry grew to form both the VOUS Leadership Conference and later in 2015, VOUS Church where he serves as a lead pastor. Through his leadership, VOUS Church has become known as a catalyst of faith, creativity and diversity celebrating the unique culture of its vibrant city in Miami, Florida. Each Summer, he and his wife and co-founder, DawnCheré continue to host thousands of young adults at the annual VOUS Leadership Conference. Wilkerson Jr. is also the author of two books, Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World and Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection.
Ibukun Awosika’s has vast combined entrepreneurial and high-level corporate and not-for-profit board experience across various sectors and geographies spanning over three decades. Globally recognized, she has received multiple awards, including the 2020 Forbes “Woman Africa Chairperson” award, and was also the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious “International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge” award in 2008. Today, Awosika leads as founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group, overseeing manufacturing, retail and bank-way security system services. Awosika also formerly led as chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, the country’s premier and most valuable banking brand. Over the course of her career, her leadership has given her the honor of influencing Nigeria’s economic growth by chairing a number of corporate and nonprofit boards including, d.light Design Inc., Convention on Business Integrity, Digital Jewels Limited, and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. She also sits on the boards of Cadbury Nigeria Plc and the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She was Chairman of GEMS Africa Limited, FBN Life Insurance Limited, FBN Capital Limited and Kakawa Discount House Limited. She also served on the pioneer board of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, as well as the National Job Creation Committee. Awosika is a graduate of Chemistry from The University of Ife, Nigeria; an alumna of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School; the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School (Barcelona); and Global CEO Programme of Wharton, IESE and China European International Business School. With high interest in social issues, including the plight of women in society, Awosika is co-founder and former chairperson of Women in Business, Management and Public Service, as well as the president of International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation. An ordained pastor and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund, her faith-based organization works with hundreds of missionaries across Nigeria to change lives with the provision of medical and educational supplies and resources. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Institute of Directors and Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, Awosika aspires to use her opportunities in life to further the greatness of her country by raising entrepreneurs to create jobs. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, served on National Job Creation Committee, and sits on the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain, and the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University.
Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His 45 books have sold nearly 15 million copies worldwide. He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEOs, leadership teams and executives to improve performance, leadership skills and culture. Dr. Cloud founded and built a healthcare company starting in 1987, which operated inpatient, and outpatient treatment centers in forty markets in the Western U.S. There, he served as Clinical Director and principal for ten years. In the context of hands-on clinical experience, he developed and researched many of the treatment principles and methods that he communicates to audiences today. After selling the company, he devoted his time to consulting and coaching, spreading principles of hope and life-change through speaking, writing and media. Throughout the same years and until the present, he has devoted much of his career to leadership performance and development, blending the disciplines of leadership and human functioning to helping CEO’s, teams, organizations and family entities. His book, Integrity, was dubbed by the New York Times as “the best book in the bunch.” In 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the most important book you read all year.” His book Boundaries For Leaders was named by CEO Reads in the top five leadership books of its year. His newest book, The Power of the Other, debuted at #5 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured and reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Success magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 most influential leaders in personal growth and development, alongside Oprah, Brene Brown, Seth Godin and others.
Jamie Kern Lima started IT Cosmetics from her living room and grew the company into the largest luxury makeup brand in the U.S. When she later sold the company to L’Oréal in a billion-dollar deal, Jamie became the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history. Her love for her customers matched with her remarkable authenticity and belief has led her to be recognized as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and Forbes Americas Richest Self-Made Women. She has also received the 2019 Columbia University Medal of Excellence as well as the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women award, among several others. Featured on Good Morning America, Today, CBS This Morning, CNBC, Nightline and in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine and others, her work and passion to inspire and mentor entrepreneurs, build businesses and give back has become well known around the world. Prior to launching IT Cosmetics, she was an award-winning news anchor. She is also a member of Harvard Women’s Leadership Forum as well as the CBS Board of Overseers. As an active philanthropist, she has donated over $40 million in product and funds to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. Her #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-selling book, Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable released in February 2021, and helps leaders overcome doubt and find courage to lead and live authentically.
Albert Tate is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the United States. He began in ministry pastoring just a few families at Sweet Home Church in Mississippi before serving the historic Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California. Hearing the call from God to plant a church, Albert and his wife, LaRosa, launched Fellowship Monrovia in January 2012. In its short history, this Gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region for life transformation to the glory and honor of Christ. As a dynamic communicator, Tate is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community. Blending the power of storytelling with a good sense of humor, Tate enjoys illustrating God’s amazing grace and love in church, academic and conference settings. Additionally, Tate serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University, the Global Leadership Network and Global Church Planting Organization, Stadia. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in 2018, he launched the Albert Tate Podcast.
Our Leadership Shorts debut will feature six, five-minute, high-impact segments throughout your two days at GLS21. Meet our Leadership Shorts featured leaders!
Carla HarrisVice Chairman, Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Over the course of Carla Harris’ career, she has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial and healthcare sectors, and currently serves the vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. For more than a decade, Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for several companies including the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. In 2013, Harris was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. Harris’ leadership and influence have been recognized globally including being named on Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, U. S. Bankers “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” and Black Enterprise’s “Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business”, among several others. Harris is also actively involved in her community and heartily believes “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” In her other life, Harris is a professional singer with best-selling albums and the honor of a selling out five concerts at Carnegie Hall. Leaders can explore her wealth of leadership insight in her books, Strategize to Win and Expect to Win.
Charles DuhiggPulitzer-Prize Winning Investigative Reporter; Best-selling Author
Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. A former writer for The New York Times, he has authored or contributed to multiple series, including “The Reckoning” (2008), which studied the causes and outcomes of the financial crisis, and “The iEconomy”, which examined the global economy through the lens of Apple, and which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism. He has won many awards including the George Polk Award (2007), the Gerald Loeb Award (2008), and the National Journalism Award (2009), he was also a Business News Visionary Award recipient (2020-2021). Currently, Duhigg writes for The New Yorker and hosts the “How To!” podcast for Slate Magazine. In addition to his reporting, Charles Duhigg is a regular contributor to television and radio, including the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, Dr. Oz and various programs on CNBC and NPR. Duhigg is the best-selling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. His newest book Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.
Edgar Sandoval Sr.President & CEO, World Vision U.S.
Edgar Sandoval Sr.
Edgar Sandoval has an unstoppable passion to see that every child—especially the most vulnerable—can experience life in all its fullness. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in Latin America, returning to the U.S. alone at age 18 with just $50 in his pocket. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and sociology from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Edgar has 20+ years of innovative leadership experience in corporate America, including directing the creation and launch of P&G’s internationally acclaimed #LikeAGirl campaign. As World Vision U.S.’s President and CEO since 2018, Edgar places a strong emphasis on the organization’s Christian identity and mission. He travels to some of the world’s hardest places to see firsthand the challenges for children in poverty. In 2019 he directed the launch of Chosen®, a new invitation into child sponsorship.
Fredrik HarenThe Creativity Explorer; Author
Fredrik Haren is a business creativity expert and author of ten books, including The Idea Book, which has been credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” As a global speaker invited to speak to leaders in more than 70 countries on the importance of business creativity, change and global mindset, he has been one of only 13 people to receive “The International Ambassadors Award” by the Global Speakers Federation. Over his 20-year professional career, Haren has inspired millions of people to become more creative and look at the world in a new way. With a personal life theme centered around “Humanity to the Power of Ideas,” he believes in the potential of humanity and the infinite power of human creativity.
Jason JaggardFounder Partner & CEO, Novus Global; Author
Jason Jaggard is the founding partner and CEO of Novus Global, a tribe of elite executive coaches across the world working with professional athletes, elected officials, award-winning artists and business leaders to create lives, teams and communities that go beyond high performance. Jason is also the co-founder of the Meta Performance Institute for Coaching, an 18-month executive coaching certification that trains individuals to develop coaching practices that serve high performing leaders. While Novus Global works with hundreds of leaders annually, Jason coaches with no more than eight high-performing clients at a time to achieve what they currently think is impossible. He is the author of Spark: Transform Your World One Small Risk at a Time.
Liz WisemanCEO, Wiseman Group; Best-selling Author
Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla and Twitter. Thinkers50 ranked Wiseman as the top leadership thinker in the world in 2019. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. Her wealth of expertise is found in her best-selling books, including an October 2021 release, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact which investigates the most valuable players of the workplaces and explains what makes them so extraordinary.
Register yourself and your team to join us on Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021 (in person or online!) and mark your calendars for two days you won’t forget!
*Regular Pricing is $189 per attendee for purchases of 2+ tickets and $209 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 and active members of the military. Additionally, teachers, nurses and other qualified guests may be eligible for continuing education credit.
What Attendees Are Saying
Everyone has the capacity to lead—because everyone has influence.
Whether you’re an executive or a student, 97 years old or 11 years old, you can experience growth when you invest in developing your leadership skills.
“Go to the Summit for your growth, because what you bring back to your company or district is amazing. You’re going to be uplifted and reenergized in your role. And we all need that. No matter how good you are, you run out of juice sometimes. What is the Summit? It’s 16 hours of your year. You’re worth the time. You won’t regret it.”– Dr. Lily DeBlieux, Superintendent, Arizona
“The GLS has the audacity to say, I don’t care what you’ve been told before, but you’re a leader and you have influence. Everyday people can be great leaders. The GLS puts people in front of us to remind us of who we are. It reminds us that our leadership matters, wherever we are—what we do and who we are really matters. And then it stretches us to be better.” – Albert Tate, Pastor, Fellowship Church
“The Summit gave me the practical leadership tools I needed to make my vision for my nonprofit a reality. It’s one thing to dream. It’s another to be able to lead people in the fight.”– Rebecca Bender, CEO & Founder, Elevate Academy
“The Global Leadership Summit is quite arguably the most effective, purpose-filled leadership development experience in the world. I can say, without reservation, the high quality, inspiring content delivered via the Summit has made many people within our organization, better leaders…including me.”– John Venhuizen, President & CEO, Ace Hardware Corp.
“I’m thankful for the Summit helping me realize that I still have a life to lead and people to love. God made my calling clear to me all over again. He granted me a story to tell and not telling it would be a waste. Thanks to God speaking to me through the Summit, I decided to keep sharing my story and being a voice for the vulnerable.” - Tori Petersen, Advocate for Foster Youth
Watch Grander Vision Stories of Impact
What happens when men and women are equipped and encouraged in their leadership and answer the call to a grander vision for their lives? Watch what unfolds in the stories of Dick and Terri Greenly, Gabi Faria and Ibukun Awosika.
Grander Vision: Gabriela Faria - Lisbon Project
Non-profit leader Gabriela Faria shares how she was inspired at the GLS with a Grander Vision to build an organization to fight the plight of refugees and migrants in Lisbon, Portugal.
News & Updates
Pre-Order Juliet Funt’s New Release, A Minute to Think & SaveThe Global Leadership Summit, Juliet Funt
Richard Montañez on Igniting an Idea—GLS21 Faculty SpotlightRichard Montañez, The Global Leadership Summit
Jerry Lorenzo on Conviction, Intention and Empathy—GLS21 Faculty SpotlightJerry Lorenzo, The Global Leadership Summit
Open-Minded or Close-Minded? Your Posture Can Make or Break Your GLS ExperienceThe Global Leadership Summit
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit 2021?
The Summit will take place live on Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021 in the U.S. and Canada at 650+ participating host sites and online.
International Summit experiences primarily take place during the Fall/Winter of the 2021/2022 season.
What's included with my 2021 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.
Additional features and value-adds include online viewing options, 7-day on-demand access.
When will the full schedule be available?
The full conference schedule is available above.
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 5 & 6, 2021.
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 in 2021?
Click Here to see the current conference rates and available discounts.
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: Active U.S. Military personnel
*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?
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.
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.
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.
Lastly, guest names are required at the point of registration for any guest attending on a discounted Emerging Leader, Student, Faculty or Active 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.
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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.
Where do I find my ticket or registration information?
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.
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 by 06/08/2021 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.)
Find answers to additional questions or submit a ticket to connect with our team at support.globalleadership.org.
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 by 07/06/2021. 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.
Find answers to additional questions or submit a ticket to connect with our team at support.globalleadership.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.
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Find answers to additional questions or submit a ticket to connect with our team at support.globalleadership.org.
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