Some conferences are inspiring and I come away feeling very excited but not always sure what to do! GLS was very inspiring but I also have an action plan. Inspiring, intelligent and instructional.
Founder & Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 people across eight Chicago-area congregations. He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting 400,000+ leaders in 130+ countries. Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including his August 2018 release, Everyone Wins When a Leader Gets Better.
Author, Futurist, Filmmaker and Pastor
Erwin McManus is senior pastor of MOSAIC, a church in Los Angeles known for its innovation, creativity, diversity and social entrepreneurism. A thought-provoking communicator, McManus has spoken to more than a million people in 50 countries on leadership, creativity and culture. A recent cancer survivor, his latest book, The Last Arrow, is about leaving nothing undone and living with relentless ambition and no regrets.
Restaurateur; Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’
Danny Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Highly acclaimed for some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, and more, in 2015 he was named one of TIME Magaazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People.’ Meyer’s New York Times bestselling book, Setting the Table, examines the power of hospitality, business and life.
DR NTHABISENG LEGOETE
Founder & CEO, Quali Health; Social Entrepreneur
Dr Nthabiseng Legoete is a medical practitioner who is passionate about improving access to primary healthcare. Motivated by her faith and own family story, her vision is to make quality primary healthcare affordable for all global citizens in emerging markets. Legoete founded Quali Health in Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently serving more than 600 patients a day at four facilities, in 2018 they are expected to grow to 30 facilities.
Full speaker line-up to be announced March, 2018.
Stages of Leadership—Bill Hybels
The Last Arrow—Erwin McManus
GLS 2016 Grander Vision Story—Dr Nthabiseng Legoete
The Art of Hospitality—Danny Meyer
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!
Simon Kirby, Vicar, St Mary’s Cogges, GLS Chicago 2017
Attending the GLS each year has consistently developed me as a leader and been transformational in my work. The faculty at GLS 2017 was first class and I returned from Willow encouraged, inspired and full of practical ideas with which to improve my own performance and that of my team.
Simon J Lloyd, The Church in Wales, GLS Chicago 2017
I thought this was an excellent conference. The input was as challenging as it was terrific. Every year the GLS offers something new and stimulating. After many years of visiting the Summit, it proved yet again to be an unmissable event.
Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol, GLS Chicago 2017
It was a great experience and so encouraging to see a mix of religious and secular thinkers sharing their insight for the benefit of all involved.
Ben Evans, Bristol Diocese, GLS Chicago 2017
Each year the GLS offers new ways to think about how you lead in whatever situation you are in – whether it’s business or church. I found I was challenged this year by what sort of leader people may consider me to be and I really enjoyed how many excellent women speakers there were.
Beth Walford, Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church, GLS Chicago 2017
This Summit drew closer to the heart of Christian Leadership than any other.
Revd Gwyn Owen, Christ The Servant, Stockwood, GLS Chicago 2017
The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
Guest faculty members are invited to participate in The Global Leadership Summit based on proven leadership abilities in their field of expertise. Their beliefs may not necessarily reflect those of Willow Creek Association and Willow Creek Community Church, and their presence at the Summit does not imply blanket endorsement of their views or affiliations.
The live event at Willow Creek typically features 13 speakers.
The UK & Ireland videocast typically shows 9-11 of these sessions.