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You Have Influence

How are you using it?

The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to gain access to a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.

When you grow in your leadership and use your influence for good, you can strengthen your relationships, grow your business, revitalize your church, or even ignite transformation in your community!

Join us in a movement of more than 420,000 people learning together in 124 countries this year.

Why Attend GLS?

For almost 25 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes for attendees. Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving shows:



feel improved teamwork increased job satisfaction and productivity



cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader



were inspired to impact their community

“The Summit offers the greatest value to anyone who wants to develop their leadership. There is no resource that offers world-class content that is this convenient, affordable, and inspirational.”
Amy, Ottawa

Get Your Infusion of Actionable Leadership Insights & Inspiration

The Global Leadership Summit is your two-day infusion of fresh ideas, actionable  concepts,  leadership tools, and heartfelt  inspiration — kicking off your year-long leadership journey. We’ve convened a unique group of 15+ world-class faculty who will share their distinct perspectives, inspiring and equipping you with practical skills you can apply right away.


Topics our faculty will dive into this year include: 

  • Breaking free from the lies we believe about work
  • Becoming more agile and inventive
  • Five permissions to multiply your time
  • Overcoming fear and problematic power dynamics in teams
  • Leveraging science-based research to increase connection opportunities

Summit Schedule

A two-day world-class leadership experience.

Day One

August Event Times:
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CDT & PDT)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT & MDT)
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ADT)

Rebroadcast Event Times:
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3


Session 4

Day Two

August Event Times:
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CDT & PDT)
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT & MDT)
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ADT)

Rebroadcast Event Times:
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 5


Session 6


Session 7

World-Class Faculty

The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply. Just some of the faculty’s areas of expertise include: Maximizing teams; Unlocking strengths; Accelerating innovation; Courageous leadership; Influence for the good; Productivity; Staying relevant; Communicating for success; Strength for the journey; Predicting performance; and many more!

Get your tickets today

World-class leadership content at an affordable location near you!


GROUP 10+ $159 $199

Note: All prices are per person; discounted pricing available for larger groups. 
Contact or call 800-804-0777 for more information.
*Student walk-in price – $99.

*Discounted tickets available for large groups, small non-profits, and students.




Do you share the vision for how The Global Leadership Summit can positively influence people in your community?  If your group or organization wants to partner and bring a large group of people, please contact us for pricing and details.

Find a Location

The Global Leadership Summit will be telecast live to over 500 locations in North America and rebroadcast to locations in Canada and around the world. Attending at a local Premier Host Site reduces your travel costs, saves time, and ensures everyone can benefit from the wisdom of this year’s world-class faculty.
Select province below to view locations:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit?

The Summit takes place on different days across Canada. Check the locations section for details as select sites have alternate dates.

Is the programming the same at all locations?

All programming elements including plenaries, music, drama, video and dance emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL. All of these elements are broadcast live in August. While our goal is to provide a consistent experience the rebroadcast in October may have a few artistic elements removed due to copyright restrictions.

Will this event be in real-time at my Premier Host Site location?

In August, if you attend in the Central or Pacific Time Zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30am local time. In October, the sessions will all begin at 8:30am local time.

August start times:
ADT – 10:30am
EDT – 9:30am
CDT – 8:30am
MDT | CST – 9:30am (delay feed)
PDT – 8:30am (delay feed)

October start times: 
Local time – 8:30am

When will the full schedule be available?

The full schedule with the Summit faculty order is available here.

The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-5:00pm on Thursday and 8:30am-4:00pm on Friday depending on your location and time zone.

How much does it cost to attend?

Pricing varies based on attendance at a Premier Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration. Select the pricing section to see ticket options.

What does the conference include?

Registration for the event includes all conference materials as well as break refreshments. Meals are NOT included in the price of registration.

Information about on-site meals or local restaurants can be found when you click here and select the location you would like to attend. Details will be updated in June for August sites, and in September for October sites.

Who qualifies for scholarship tickets?

All full-time high school, undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the student rate. The Small NFP (Not-For-Profit) Organization scholarship rate applies to staff and/or regular attendees of any church or non-profit in Canada that records an annual revenue with C.R.A. of less than $250,000.

How do I register for the Global Leadership Summit?

There are 2 ways to register:

Online: Click Here

Phone: 800-804-0777

What is your cancellation policy?

For a fee of $45 per ticket, our policy allows cancellation of Regular & Student ticket registrations no later than one week prior to the event. When a registration is made for any of our conferences, we begin to prepare a spot for that guest—conference materials are printed, food ordered. The $45 fee to cancel helps offset the preparation costs already incurred. All group rate tickets are non-refundable.

At no cost, you may at any time prior to 7 days before the event, transfer the name or location associated with the ticket registration.

How do I update attendee information?

Each registered attendee is able to update their information. If you registered as a group, you can also update your group members information. Click here to learn how to edit attendee information.

Can I share a registration with someone if I can't attend the entire event?

We do not provide the option to share registrations between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience and is best if attended in its entirety.

Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?

We allow groups to reserve “empty registrations” and then submit names of those who will be attending at a later date. We encourage you to enter those names three weeks before the event.

I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?

Please contact your Premier Host Site of choice to see what accommodations might be available.

I am attending the Summit live in Chicago. Where can I find nearby accommodations?

Are children permitted?

While families are very important to us, the Summit is an adult training event, so children and infants, including nursing infants, are not permitted in any of the sessions. Childcare is not available as we cannot guarantee a separate room for parents to stay with their children.

Still have questions?

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