Global Leadership Summit 2019

Leaders, pastors, and volunteers from around the world converge on Willow Creek’s South Barrington campus every August to sharpen their leadership skills, expand their worldviews, and be refueled spiritually at the annual Global Leadership Summit (GLS)—the largest leadership event of its type in the world. This Thursday marks the launching of the 25th Summit.

The GLS is produced by the Global Leadership Network and live-streamed from Willow’s Main Auditorium to hundreds of host sites around the country. Translated into 60 languages, it then reaches 135 countries and 850 cities around the world via video in the months to come. More than 405,000 people will receive world-class leadership training and inspiration in 2019—all from right here at our church in South Barrington. Pretty remarkable.

2019 GLS Faculty Lineup

Craig Groeschel, GLS champion and co-founder/pastor, Life.Church; Bear Grylls, adventurer, writer, and TV host; Aja Brown, mayor of Compton CA, Ben Sherwood, former co-chair, Disney Media Networks; Jia Jiang, bestselling author, blogger, and entrepreneur; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and founder, The Table Group; Bozoma Saint John, CMO, Endeavor; Todd Henry, best-selling author and founder, Accidental Creative; DeVon Franklin, producer and CEO, Franklin Entertainment; Jason Dorsey, #1 rated Gen Z & millennial speaker and researcher; Danielle Strickland, author, speaker, and justice advocate; Dr. Krish Kandiah, founder, Home for Good; Liz Bohannon, co-founder, Sseko Designs; Jo Saxton, author, leadership coach, and entrepreneur; and Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and CEO/founder, The Black Swan Group. Learn more about each speaker here.

Make this your Summit

Many people plan their summer schedules around the GLS—and with good reason. If you’ve never been to a Summit, make this your year to attend. Some mistakenly assume the Summit is only for pastors or business leaders. But if you influence anyone in your world—your kids, family, neighbors, or coworkers—then the Summit is for you. And it’s not too late to grab a spot. Tickets are nearly sold out at this point, but some seats in the Main Auditorium are still available. Secure your Summit seat here.

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