Published November 11, 2019

Profound Summit Message for Positive Transformation in Guatemala Influences Government and Military

The Global Leadership Summit is being leveraged by influential leaders around the world to create positive change in communities, cities and even entire countries.

One location where this experience is having profound impact is in the nation of Guatemala.

The Summit in Guatemala has been embraced by both the national government and by the military as a vehicle to introduce positive transformation across the nation. In fact, during the Summit in 2018, more than 125 representatives of the national government gathered for this event in Guatemala City with an additional 50 representatives attending at other sites around the country.

The president seeks answers on how to improve Guatemala’s leadership

This ripple effect story starts in 2015 when Guatemala’s president at the time, Jimmy Morales, invited a group of leaders from different sectors of society to discuss how to positively improve culture. One of those in attendance was Global Leadership Network Regional Director for Central America and the Caribbean, Luis Pinto.

…it was recently decided by the President of the Congress of Guatemala that The Global Leadership Summit would be explored as a leadership development program for the full Congress.

During the meeting, the President discussed the need to improve the country’s leadership and agreed to attend the Summit in Guatemala City that year. Over the next few years, more people from the government attended. And by 2017 more than 50 people from the government were attending the Summit.

The Summit gains attention for the impact it has

Soon the military was taking notice. So, they decided to explore how the Summit could have a similar impact on the military.

In May 2019, Luis Pinto was invited to meet with General Gustavo Méndez, Vice Minister of National Defense, Guatemala. As a result, the Vice Minister decided to attend—along with nine more high army commanders—including the Minister of Defense. It was soon decided that the Summit sessions would form an important part of the leadership development program for the military’s cadet training school.

Military Guatemala

Summit becomes leadership development tool for full congress

Due to the positive impact experienced by the national government and the military, it was recently decided by the President of the Congress of Guatemala that The Global Leadership Summit would be explored as a leadership development program for the full Congress.

Imagine a day when those with the highest levels of influence are being equipped, encouraged and inspired by The Global Leadership Summit for positive, national transformation. Imagine country after country having its most senior leaders exposed to the Summit to form a basis for sound, biblical leadership.

That day may not be too far away. It has already begun in Guatemala.

About the Author
Scott Cochrane

Scott Cochrane

Vice President of International

Global Leadership Network

Scott Cochrane serves as Vice President of International at the Global Leadership Network. An insightful and genuine leader, he travels the globe mentoring international teams. Prior to joining the GLN, he was the executive pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Kelowna, British Columbia and provided leadership to the Global Leadership Network Canada.

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