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.
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 even ignite transformation in your community!
Join us in a movement of more than 420,000 people learning together in 124 countries this year.
The Global Leadership Summit is your two-day infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration.
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
Craig GroeschelUnited States
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 EdmondsonUnited States
To succeed in an uncertain, fast-moving world, organizations must be fearless to be agile – which means they must build a psychologically safe environment in which people can learn and grow. Dr. Amy Edmondson will be talking about why psychological safety matters more than ever and how to build it. With so much riding on innovation, creativity and engagement, it is essential to attract, cultivate and retain talented employees – but even more important to ensure that they are able to speak up to fully contribute to the enterprise. Walk away with understanding why engagement and candor are required for success and high standards in today’s knowledge economy, identifying the link between psychological safety and high performance, and how leaders can create psychological safety.
Three and a half billion people are watching your every move—waiting for you to make a mistake or cheering you on for the goal of your career! The pressure and criticism could break the strongest soul —so what would it take to thrive under this kind of uncertainly and stress? In this candid interview, Claudia Tenório will be drawing out ways in which Kaká has managed public scrutiny and praise, overcome setbacks, developed resilience and mental toughness, lead those around him, and leaned into his faith for strength.
Beth ComstockUnited States
Accelerating growth and innovation is one of the most challenging tasks of a leader. In this interview, Paula Faris will draw out some of the ways in which Beth Comstock has thrived in her ability to continue to innovate both in business and in life. Walk away with specific ways that you and your team can re-capture the joy and art of discovery, find the courage to be a permission granter, and get comfortable with experimentation and failure.
Marcus BuckinghamUnited States
What can the best leaders do to build resilience during these challenging times? Marcus Buckingham leads the ADP Research Institute which, amongst other things, focuses on identifying the core components of critical aspects of people at work, such as resilience. Drawing from a recent 25-country study, 1,000 workers per country, we can now identify and measure the components of resilience, what you can do to cultivate it in yourself, and in those you lead. What we have learned is that resilience is made up of two sets of feelings: (1) How you feel about yourself and your working world (2) How you feel about the behavior of your own team leader and leader of leaders. In this talk, identify the three feelings you need to cultivate in yourself and the three feelings that comprise the expectations you have of your team leader. If you are a team leader, you’ll need to know what both of these components are so that you can focus your actions on delivering them for your people.
Nona JonesUnited States
Nona Jones will be sharing why--when it comes to leadership--safe is insufficient. During times of difficulty, it is human nature to try to find a place of safety and security, but progress cannot be made in the places that bring us comfort¬. Progress can only be made in the places that make us grow. You will walk away from this talk with the conviction to lead from a place of discomfort and the practical insights needed to identify the root of your discomfort, how to harness the courage to lead through it and how to invite others on the journey with you, even when they are uncomfortable, too. Take up the challenge to accelerate your leadership impact when it feels you have everything to lose.
Rory VadenUnited States
Rory Vaden will be advising leaders on how to multiply time. Not manage or prioritize time--not how to do things more efficiently; but, how the world’s most productive people actually utilize uncommon tactics to create exponential results with limited resources. Walk away with 5 specific strategies that literally create more time. If you or anyone on your team ever feels overwhelmed, buried, busy, distracted, or behind, then this is the training that will help you get more done with less stress.
When it comes to leadership development we all have good intentions, but distractions abound. Yet, research says learning happens most effectively in community…a team setting. That’s why we partner with 1536+ sites in 124 countries to bring the Summit to your local community. In fact, we work year-round with Premier GLS sites to ensure your Summit experience is the best possible for you and your team.
Our Premier GLS site partners are committed to creating a world-class environment that enhances your Summit experience in the following ways:
- Distraction-free development for you and your team
- Impact your local community by gathering with other like-minded influencers
- Experience the world-class event through state-of-the-art technology in a team-friendly, welcoming environment
- Additional benefits vary by location—e.g. breakout rooms available for teams; special seating provisions; in some venues on-site lunch available
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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Leverage Your Influence to Build the Global Leadership Summit Movement…
As someone who has benefited from the Global Leadership Summit, you can leverage your influence to add more momentum to this transformational movement.
There are several ways you could play a significant role:
• Promote the GLS through your network of influence
• Provide financial support to enable others to participate in the GLS
• Join a local GLS organizing team
• Bring the GLS to your community
To find out how you could become more involved in the GLS movement, contact your country’s national Global Leadership Summit Steering Committee. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.