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
Leading Through the DipUnited States
Leading Through the Dip
Craig Groeschel will be talking about leading through the dip. There will be times you hit a ceiling when what you have done in the past isn’t working, and you have to take a risk knowing there might be a downturn in productivity or efficiency to have an upturn. In this talk, walk away understanding the power of unmaking promises, leading with confident uncertainty, obsessing with the why, and having the courage to do some things that may feel like a step backwards so that we can take several steps forward.
Fearless Organizations Demand Psychological SafetyUnited States
Fearless Organizations Demand Psychological Safety
To succeed in an uncertain, fast-moving world, organizations must be fearless to be agile – which means they must build a psychologically safe environment i¬¬¬¬¬¬¬n 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.
The Leadership of a Legendary Athlete, One-on-OneUnited States
The Leadership of a Legendary Athlete, One-on-One
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.
The Metrics of Migrative LeadershipUnited States
The Metrics of Migrative Leadership
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.
Imagine it Forward, One-on-OneUnited States
Imagine it Forward, One-on-One
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.
How the Best Leaders Build ResilienceUnited States
How the Best Leaders Build Resilience
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.
Safe is InsufficientUnited States
Safe is Insufficient
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.
The Pace of LeadershipUnited States
The Pace of Leadership
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.
Most Surprising Hindrance to Innovation + ForgivenessUnited States
Most Surprising Hindrance to Innovation + Forgiveness
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.
How to Multiply Your TimeUnited States
How to Multiply Your Time
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.
Forces that Affect Your InfluenceUnited States
Forces that Affect Your Influence
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.
Leadership that Meets the MomentUnited States
Leadership that Meets the Moment
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.
Six Traits Leaders Typically Lack during CrisisUnited States
Six Traits Leaders Typically Lack during Crisis
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.
The Science of Leadership, Impacting for GoodUnited States
The Science of Leadership, Impacting for Good
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.
How to Lead Through Life's ResetUnited States
How to Lead Through Life's Reset
Every leader’s life has twists and turns—if you haven’t had one yet—you soon will. As you navigate these changes, whether you’re shifting career paths, or feeling stuck, Paula Faris helps us move forward and lead through life’s resets. She will explore how to navigate these shifts, and help us lead others who may be going through their own life reset. Walk away identifying more clarity on when to proceed when faced with life’s twists and turns, what to expect and how to navigate well.
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 email@example.com.