Published November 18, 2020

FREE December 7 Online Event – A Conversation About City Transformation

Let’s talk about your influence in your city!

If you are someone who wants to live in a thriving city, where people love to live, work and raise a family, and you are passionate about seeing this become a reality right where you are, we want to meet you!

You’re invited to join like-minded leaders for a conversation about city transformation!

When: Monday, December 7th at 10:00am–1:00pm CST
Where: Online
Cost: FREE
RSVP: Reserve your online seat at the table >>


At the Global Leadership Network, we are passionate about leadership development that ignites transformation. It’s about more than supporting men and women on a journey to thrive personally—it’s also about leaders like you uniting locally around a common vision to see positive transformation ignite in your city.

Over the years, the annual Global Leadership Summit has convened an audience of local leaders together from various industries who’ve taken on some of their community’s most difficult challenges. With inspiration from what they learn at the Summit, cities change for the better—addressing poverty, injustice and education—supporting the growth of a thriving community.

“As I’ve developed my leadership skills through the Summit, I’ve become more acutely aware of challenges in our community. That’s why I’m passionate about community development. We all have a responsibility to lift up both our neighbors and strangers and lend a helping hand whenever possible. As a result of the Summit, our city-wide movement has gained momentum. Without a doubt, Fort Wayne, Indiana is getting better.” Chuck Surack, CEO, Sweetwater Sound

What might happen in your city when you leverage your influence and connect with others around a common vision? Find out on Monday, December 7th!

What to Expect on December 7

In addition to the opportunity to connect with and hear stories from like-minded leaders from across the U.S., you will also hear more about the vision from Global Leadership Network President and CEO, Tom De Vries who will be joined by guest speakers, Eric Swanson and Rick Rusaw.

  • Eric Swanson, executive leader at Gloo, will dive into researched models of human flourishing and collaboration and how we can scale these models in our communities.
  • Rick Rusaw, executive leader at Gloo and the Spire Network, will be interviewed on how to use technology to address city transformation.

We hope to see you online for a morning of inspiring conversation and learning about what could happen in our cities when local leaders unite together around a vision to ignite transformation!

RSVP to reserve your online seat at the table >>
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The Global Leadership Network is a community committed to learning from each other and using our influence to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. No matter where your influence is, when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins—businesses work for good, communities are transformed and churches thrive! Both global and diverse, our network includes partners in 1,400+ cities and 135+ countries. We are committed to deliver fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content both at The Global Leadership Summit, and year-round through our digital platforms.

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