Once again the GLS managed to inspire, encourage and challenge. Wherever and whatever you’re leading there will be something for you, your team and your organisation that will help you become a better leader – don’t miss it!
Global Leadership Summit 2019 at Willow Creek—Join the Live Event—8-9 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 the diverse 2019 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:
79% feel improved teamwork increased job satisfaction and productivity
Inspired for Impact 68%
68% were inspired to impact their community
89%gained courage to lead despite opposition
Better Leaders 72%
72% cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.
The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church
Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilising the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEO’s in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) by Glassdoor, Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.
Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate
Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army and is an Ambassador for Stop The Traffik. With a deep calling to empower people and to transform neighbourhoods and the world, she co-founded Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global, Amplify Peace and the Women Speakers Collective. Strickland is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Exodus.
Best-selling Author; Founder, The Table Group
Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organisations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organisations to churches. A Summit favourite, Lencioni will unpack his new work on motivation and how it shapes our leadership.
Author, Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff teams in churches in the UK and the U.S. and is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Saxton co-hosts the podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien and has authored three books, including The Dream of You.
More speakers to be announced.
“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
“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.”
Pastor Tunde Adebayo-Oke, Jesus Centre, Dublin
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The GLS at Willow Creek runs 8-9 August 2019.
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 (a 20% discount applies for members)
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
While families are very important to us, Willow Creek Association conferences are adult training events, so children and infants, including nursing infants, are not permitted in any of the sessions. Childcare is not available and we cannot guarantee a separate room for parents to stay with their children.
For promotional purposes, videos and photographs are taken at all conferences. Your registration constitutes permission for the WCA to use your likeness in promotional materials.
ALL bookings for US events are undertaken by WCA UK & Ireland.
For all the latest information, please visit globalleadership.org
We recommend that you book your accommodation early. There are a number of hotels in the area to choose from.
Global Hospitality with a Willow family is available at an additional £25 per person and is available from Saturday 3 August to Sunday 11 August (8 nights). Due to the hundreds of international guests attending the Summit, Global Hospitality availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed, so it is important that you reserve a hotel room as a back-up. You need to BOOK EARLY if you wish to register for Global Hospitality – the deadline is 30 April however we recommend you book before this. Please select:
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.