The Global
Leadership Summit

August 8-9, 2024

October 17-18, 2024

about the global leadership summit

For over 30 years, the Global Leadership Summit has been empowering leaders worldwide. It offers a unique opportunity to access world-class leadership training directly in your local community. When leaders get better, everyone wins. 

Speaker Spotlight


Mike Krzyzewski

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University (1980 – 2022)

Molly Fletcher

Former Top Sports Agent; Podcast Host; Bestselling Author

Michael Jr.

Comedic Thought Leader and Actor 

Molly Fletcher made a name for herself as one of the first female sports agents. During her almost two-decade career as President of CSE, Fletcher negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented over 300 of sports’ biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball champion coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. Today she is a World's Top 50 Keynote Speaker, and her TED Talk “Secrets of a Champion Mindset” has more than one million views. As host of the popular podcast “Game Changers with Molly Fletcher,” she interviews experts and celebrities in every field. Fletcher is the founder of Game Changer Performance Group training company and the author of five books, most recently “The Energy Clock.” Her newest book, “Dynamic Drive,” will be released in September 2024.

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Known as one of today’s most gifted communicators and comedians, Michael Jr. adds more laughter to your life and more life to your laughter. By bringing clarity through his comedy, his versatility has landed him on stages such as TEDx, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in sold-out venues on his current tour: “Funny How Marriage Works.” With a goal to reach one million marriages in the next three years, he and his wife, Ebony, are working together to unlock freedom within marriage and help lower the divorce rate in America. You can also find Michael Jr. in movies such as “War Room,” “Selfie Dad,” “Laughing on Purpose” and “More Than Funny." He is the author of the bestselling book “Funny How Life Works,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at his life and career and encourages readers to strategically embrace each life event as a part of a setup, leading to their punchline.  

@michaeljrcomedy@michaeljrcomedy  @Michaeljrcomedy @michaeljrcomedy   

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University (1980 – 2022)  

Passionate, dynamic, inspiring and coach of Duke University men’s basketball team who led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals, Mike Krzyzewski (known as Coach K) is a master innovator—not only of teams, but of individuals and organizations, spurring them on to succeed beyond their own expectations. Coach K maps out a clear game plan for achieving success through motivating, leading and providing powerful strategies for building confidence, trust, communication and teamwork. Perhaps the most accomplished basketball coach in history, Coach K’s journey has been marked with numerous honors, including the most NCAA Division 1 victories (1,202), most Final Fours (13; five NCAA Championships, second all-time), most Olympic gold medals as head coach (3; 2008, 2012 and 2016) and many more. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to being a Co-Founder of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, Krzyzewski serves as a Professor of the Practice of Leadership at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.  

Amy C. Edmundson

Author and Professor, Harvard Business School

Erwin McManus

Founder, McManus Mastermind

Craig Groeschel

Senior Pastor and Founder of Life.Church

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #1 in 2021 and 2023. She studies teaming, psychological safety and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Edmondson’s latest book, “Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well,” builds on her prior work on psychological safety and teaming to provide a framework for thinking about, discussing and practicing the science of failing well.  

@amycedmondson  @AmyCEdmondson 

Erwin Raphael McManus is an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His creative genius has resulted in consulting work with organizations spanning from the NFL to the Pentagon. McManus has spent the last 30 years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, billion-dollar companies, universities and world-leaders, and he is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. A native of El Salvador, McManus is also recognized internationally as the founder of Mosaic, a faith movement from Los Angeles that has inspired millions across the globe. McManus coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and communicators worldwide through The Arena as well as his groundbreaking work on The Art of Communication. His newest book, “The 7 Frequencies of Communication,” will be released in summer 2024.    

@erwinmcmanus @ErwinRaphaelMcManus  

Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church, rated by Glassdoor as the #1 Place to Work for two consecutive years under his leadership. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—installed on more than half a billion unique devices worldwide. He is the host of the top-ranked “Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.” A New York Times’ bestselling author, his latest book is “Think Ahead: 7 Decisions You Can Make Today for the God-Honoring Life You Want Tomorrow.”   

@craiggroeschel  @craiggroeschel   @craiggroeschel  @craiggroeschel   

Marcus Buckingham

Global Researcher; Entrepreneur; Founder of the Strengths Revolution


Carey Lohrenz

First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy; Bestselling Author

Jo Saxton

Founder, Ezer Collective; Executive Director, The 25; Podcast Host; Author

First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy; Bestselling Author  

Carey Lohrenz was the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy and has flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready pilot. She is the former President of the Women Military Aviators Association and currently serves as a Board Leadership Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lohrenz uses her experience working in fast moving, dynamic environments—where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results—to guide others in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Lohrenz is a bestselling author and has helped brands including Cisco, Raytheon, Dell, Deloitte, Verizon and AT&T. Her most recent book, “Span of Control,” walks readers through the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis.   

@careylohrenz   @careylohrenz  @careylohrenz  @careydlohrenz   

Founder, Ezer Collective; Executive Director, The 25; Podcast Host; Author    

Jo Saxton is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative dedicated to investing in women leaders around the world, equipping them to own their voice and boldly step into their calling. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The 25, a leadership development initiative at Bethel University. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo now lives in Minneapolis and co-hosts “The Lead Stories Podcast,” a weekly conversation on leadership and life. Saxton has also written several books, including her most recent book, “Ready to Rise.” 

@josaxton  @1josaxton  @josaxton 

Marcus Buckingham is the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths, leadership and high performance at work. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own software company focused on helping team leaders excel. Today he leads the ADP Research Institute’s global studies into people and performance at work. Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, Love + Work, reveals the power of love to pinpoint a person’s true power, and shows how to turn this power into contribution, in life and in work.  

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Joni Eareckson Tada

Founder and CEO, Joni & Friends; Disability Advocate; Bestselling Author

Dan Owolabi

Executive Director of Branches Worldwide; Author; Pastor


Will Guidara

Hospitality Evangelis; Restauranteur; Bestselling Author


Will Guidara is the author of the National Bestseller “Unreasonable Hospitality,” which chronicles the lessons in service and leadership he has learned over the course of his career in restaurants. He is the former co-owner of the Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park, which under his leadership received four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars and in 2017 was named #1 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Guidara is the host of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality symposium that brings together like minded people to share ideas, inspire one another and connect to form community. A graduate of the hospitality school at Cornell University, he has co-authored four cookbooks, was named one of Crain's New York Business's 40 Under 40 and is the recipient of WSJ Magazine's Innovator Award.  

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Joni Eareckson Tada is a respected global leader in disability advocacy, as well as a celebrated Christian author. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others in similar conditions. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, which provides support services for thousands of families that struggle with disability. During her tenure on the National Council on Disability, the ADA was passed and signed into law. Tada also served on the Disability Advisory Committee under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The Colson Center on Christian Worldview awarded Joni Tada its prestigious William Wilberforce Award, and she also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Christian Leadership Alliance. Tada is an avid mentor of young people with disabling conditions and an effective communicator, sharing her inspirational message through books, artwork, radio and other media.   

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Dan Owolabi is the Executive Director of Branches Worldwide, a fast-growing nonprofit dedicated to investing in high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Owolabi has nearly 20 years of experience helping leaders develop genuine, effective influence. He has worked with leaders in 18 countries and four continents, helping them clarify their identity and leverage their influence to serve others. Owolabi's latest book "Authentic Leadership" was an Amazon #1 New Release. He holds a graduate degree from Ashland University centering on American Leadership and is completing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. 

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Recording Artist; Actress; Producer

MŌRIAH is an influential recording artist, actress and producer. Her sophomore album, "BRAVE," soared to number 9 on Billboard's CCM Charts, featuring a collaboration with GRAMMY award-winning rapper Andy Mineo. In 2023, MŌRIAH made her theatrical debut in “Journey to Bethlehem,” a cinematic musical starring Antonio Banderas. Currently, she graces the small screen as Bathsheba in the television series "The Chosen." She also co-hosted the highly successful podcast "BECOMING:us" on K-LOVE/AccessMore alongside her GRAMMY AWARD-winning husband, Joel Smallbone, with whom she co-produced the Lionsgate film "Unsung Hero," released in April 2024. 

*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.



Gain 30 days access to a never-before-seen online learning series, a live webinar and insider updates, based on New York Times best-selling author Marcus Buckingham’s forthcoming book with Harvard Business Publishing, Design Love In: Unleashing the Most Powerful Force in Business, set to be released in 2025, when you purchase an early bird ticket by July 17 to GLS24.

2024 pricing

Early Bird Pricing

In effect until July 17, 2024

August In-Person

$229 $199* CAD

Early Bird Price Until July 17, 2024!

Buy 5 get 1 additional ticket FREE**

($165.83 average ticket)

* Plus Processing fee. 

**Add at least 6 tickets to your cart, and every 6th ticket will be automatically discounted at checkout.

August Online

$229 $209* USD

*Group Pricing does not apply to online tickets. 

You will be redirected to the Global Online Experience registration which will invoice in US Dollars.

October In-Person

$229 $179* CAD

Early Bird Price Until Sept 25, 2024!

Buy 5 get 1 additional ticket FREE

($149.17 average ticket)

* Plus Processing fee. 

**Add at least 6 tickets to your cart, and every 6th ticket will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Summit locations

The Global Leadership Summit is actually hundreds of Summits happening across North America. It brings together ministry leaders and industry-leading experts so that they can learn from one another and grow in leadership. No matter your position, The Global Leadership Summit will equip you with ideas, tools, and inspiration that will develop your leadership. Click on your preferred site to register.  

Frequently Asked Questions


who should attend the gls?

The GLS is where anyone who wants to grow their influence and impact can access world-class leadership training within their local community. It’s a powerful resource for those looking to build leadership skills and connect with other leaders in their community. Whether you’re in ministry, academia, marketplace, or a not-for-profit, the GLS offers ideas, tools, and inspiration that will raise your leadership capacity.


What is your refund policy?

Refunds for individual tickets will be issued up to 7 days before the event and are subject to a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided if the registered pass has already been accessed through the streaming platform.

Cancelling an In-Conference Promotion Purchase
(Free Emerging Leader Ticket with Pre-Order Purchase)

An Emerging Leader ticket requires activation by adding the name of the emerging leader to the free ticket. This must be completed by 07/15/2024. Any tickets that are not activated will be cancelled on this date. Free Emerging Leader tickets are for in-person only and cannot be transferred to an online event.

If you request to cancel your in-conference incentive, your free Emerging Leader Ticket will be cancelled in addition to the $45 cancellation charge. You may transfer your in-conference ticket to another person instead of cancelling.

Can one online ticket be shared between my colleagues at work?

One ticket purchase is required for each member of a team participating in the GLS, whether online or in-person. If you choose to have multiple colleagues gather to view the GLS Online Experience together, please purchase a ticket for each person. 

Thanks for playing fair. Our goal is to provide world-class leadership development for you and your team at a reasonable price. We believe that if everyone follows the same rules and pays their share, we can make this resource available to all Canadians at a low rate for years to come.

How can I host the GLS for my region?

Do you have a missional focus in your organization or church that desires to see values-based leadership grow in your community? We’d love to have you consider joining the network and the Canadian GLS Hosting Team.

The heartbeat of the Global Leadership Network is to convene leaders for personal, organizational, and community transformation.  Catalytic gatherings like the Global Leadership Summit are a starting point for connection and shared mission in your community.  Building this gathering into the annual rhythm of your region helps build relationships and grow momentum with impactful partners and leaders. Learn more about Leading the GLS in your community through this link.

What is the childcare policy at in-person events?

The Global Leadership Summit is a professional adult training event. For the consideration of all paying guests, young children who may detract from the training experience are not permitted to accompany parents in the auditorium.

If special accommodation is required, please call us at (800) 804-0777 or email us at



Want to know more about what the two days at this year’s Summit will look like? Click the links below to see the Summit Schedule.

SPonsors and Exhibitors

The GLS gathers and serves Christian leaders throughout Canada, and represents an excellent opportunity for mission-aligned organizations to connect with leaders from coast-to-coast. Whether you’re looking to exhibit at a local GLS event, or sponsor the GLS on a national scale, there are opportunities for you and your brand.

Click here for more information on exhibiting or sponsoring at a local GLS event.