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
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.
Bishop T.D. JakesUnited States
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Most people with influence survive by living within their element—staying in their zone, doing what they do—talking to people like them, who think like them, who vote like them, who dress like them, who walk like them, who talk like them. Moving away from this space feels vulnerable because we might not have the power and the influence that we have when we are on our own turf. Bishop TD Jakes helps us learn to migrate in our thinking. To navigate our current, rapidly changing world and the conundrum we find ourselves, we can no longer ignore the people we can't understand or control. Walk away from this talk with specific ways you can step into vulnerability with confidence, courage and openness—it will take the liquidity of thought and the nimbleness of mind to be a leader who has migrative thinking.
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.
Lysa TerKeurstUnited States
Never before has innovation been more critical for organizations than right now. So, what’s holding us back? Creativity? Resources? The right new hire? The answer might surprise you. Leaders who learn this skill will not only experience more success at work, but more importantly, they will have more fulfilling personal and family relationships as well. Join Lysa TerKeurst for a fascinating session on rethinking a skill we must all master in order to innovate.
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.
Sadie Robertson HuffUnited States
Sadie Robertson Huff
Forces That Affect Your Influence: One on One with Sadie Robertson Huff Our world is full of those that want to influence, but if true leadership means that we are using our power to make a positive difference in our world, then Sadie Robertson Huff has cracked that code. Craig Groeschel will interview Sadie drawing out some of the unique ways this entrepreneur has tackled leadership and used her platform for good. Walk away from this interview with some insight into how to build trust, handle public criticism that every leader faces, and ways to continue to grow as a leader.
Albert TateUnited States
The world brings challenges. Challenges that seem to confound the wise, contend to break up communities, divide societies—and seem insurmountable. Challenges that disrupt and at times devastate have to be met with strong, vigilant and authentic leadership. Join Albert Tate as he identifies the marks of authentic leadership that will proactively confront the moments of the world's crisis. Walk away from this talk with a picture of how you can lead out of a place of authenticity which has the courage to stand in opposition to injustice, the humility to love and serve both friends and enemies, and also marked by vulnerability, weakness, and loss. As a leader, this is our call—changing, pushing, redefining and overcoming life’s challenges.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-PremuzicUnited States
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Amidst the pandemic there has been a great deal of speculation as to what type of leader is most needed to manage or handle a crisis. Over the past 100 years or so, there's been a lot of research that compares the profile of more and less effective leaders in different circumstances. Organizational psychologist, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic will answer this question and challenge us to develop six critical traits needed to thrive in uncertain times.
Vanessa Van EdwardsUnited States
Vanessa Van Edwards
Do leaders think differently? Vanessa Van Edwards will teach you how to harness your own inner leader. Using the latest neuroscience and psychology she will teach you how to make a great positive impact. The key is striking the perfect balance between warmth and competence. Leaders are able to build both trust and confidence with their verbal cues, nonverbal signals and mindset. Walk away with new strategies to feel empowered and empower those around you.
Michael ToddUnited States
Author; Lead Pastor of Transformation Church; Social Media Influencer In 2015, Michael Todd and his wife Natalie were entrusted with the leadership of Transformation Church by the founding Pastor. With a vision to reach their community, city and world with the Gospel in a relevant and progressive way, they’ve grown rapidly—each week, their church serves 5,000 attendees live and more than 20,000 watching online. Todd’s influence reaches far beyond the church walls with viral expansion on social media, including five of his talks with over 1 million views on YouTube alone. Todd is releasing his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.
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.
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.