9-10 August 2018
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:
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.
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
“The GLS was fab this year, in our opinion the best yet. The talks were clear, varied and most of all inspiring, enabling us to work at being better leaders in our churches, homes and work places.”
Richard and Carole James, Christ Church, Cockfosters
“The 2016 GLS was as good as any I have previously attended and continues to provide me with a rich source of practical ideas for my business leadership. It remains the one “must-do” entry in my diary each year.”
Steve Kent, Marketing & Business Development Director – Santa Maria Foodservice
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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 selecting your choice above and adding it to the 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.