“GLS 2016 was incredible. Every year the GLS get stronger and better. I personally recommend the GLS to everyone that wants to be a better leader. GLS is a vehicle of great and positive transformation.”
GLS 2018 at Willow Creek—Join the Live Event—9-10 August
Take a week out to rest, refresh and replenish
Gain fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty live at Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago.
Two Days of World-Class Leadership Training
- Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
- Learn from Bill Hybels and the diverse 2018 faculty
- Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
- Join a community of like-minded Christians from 128 countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world
Reasons to Attend
For more than 20 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees, including:
83% of attendees demonstrate improved teamwork, job satisfaction and productivity
61% of attendees say their organisation is more effective because of clearer vision
87% feel a greater sense of significance and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives
Better Leaders 81%
81% cite concrete ways their supervisor has become a better leader because of the Summit
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.
Feedback from GLS Chicago events
“As always, the GLS 2016 delivered high quality content. Patrick Lencioni was on great form on team members, Erin Meyer was fascinating on cross-cultural communication while Chris McChesney and Alan Mullaly brought great practical wisdom from the business world. A great two days with plenty of food for thought!”
The Rev Canon David Richards, St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh
“The GLS offered me practical principles of leadership that powerfully combine simplicity and clarity with wisdom and insight. What made it even more powerful is that the principles come from leaders who lead across the world and in a diverse range of settings and cultures.”
Ven John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth
“Having just returned from the GLS at Willow Creek, I can confidently affirm that year on year I find the whole experience of this opportunity both challenging and affirming. This year’s conference was no exception. A faculty of great speakers, all at the top of their game, offered some rich material for my team to work on now we are back home. I unhesitatingly and strongly urge you to take your team to one of the GLS conferences in the UK. You will not regret it!”
Bishop Mike Hill, Diocese of Bristol
The GLS at Willow Creek runs 9-10 August 2018.
Each year Willow Creek UK & Ireland has a limited seat allocation at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. We recommend that you book well in advance to guarantee your seats.
Super Early Bird: £249
Fees for UK/Ireland delegates are based around the current US Main Auditorium rate.
A cancellation fee of £50 applies to each person should you need to cancel your booking.
How to Pay
- Online by following the BOOK HERE link below and adding the product to your basket
- BACS payment to Barclays Bank PLC – Account name: Willow Creek Association UK; Sort code: 20-78-58; A/C 70480185; quote ref ‘GLS Chicago [surname]’ on the payment
ALL bookings for US events are undertaken by WCA UK & Ireland.
For all the latest information, please visit willowcreek.com.
Global Hospitality with a Willow family is available at an additional £20 per person and is usually available from the Saturday before the conference until the Sunday after (8 nights). Please select:
- Global Hospitality GUEST Guidelines
- Hotel information if you prefer to make your own accommodation arrangements (extra to the conference fee).
*Please note: Limited Global Hospitality is available—BOOK EARLY.
You will need to hire a car as there is no public transport to or from the church. You may be able to book car hire when you book your flights. Area Map for WCCC.
Please ensure that you have a valid electronic passport and a valid ESTA. This is the only requirement for UK & Irish delegates under the Visa Waiver Program. However, we recommend you check US Embassy for up-to-date information.