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Global Leadership Summit


Everyone has Influence

More than an event, the Summit is a catalyst for change that inspires and equips world-class leadership to ignite organizational and community transformation.

World-Class, Accessible & Affordable

Each faculty member is carefully selected to deliver intellectually rigorous content in an environment that fosters vigorous thinking and dialogue. Hosted in more than 1,400 cities worldwide, the Summit is both accessible and affordable, facilitating large team participation and transformation. 

Unapologetically Christ-Centered

 In the beginning, the Summit was exclusively church-focused. Today, the Summit attracts Christians from every walk of life. Regardless of where a person's influence is, a culture of Christ-centered leadership can change our homes, organization, communities and world!

Everyone's Leadership Matters

 Everyone has influence and the ability to positively impact their community and world. No matter where your influence is-in the family, school, work or church-when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins!

Local Ownership, Global Reach

Host Sites - Including churches and many other kinds of organization - are uniquely equipped to impact the communities they serve. Whether in a suburb of Los Angeles or a village in Vietnam, local attendees are challenged to improve their leadership and adapt the learnings within their culture context.  

  • Craig Groeschel
  • Bozoma Saint John
  • Bear Grylls
  • Jo Saxton
  • Jason Dorsey
  • Danielle Strickland
  • Patrick Lencioni
  • Aja Brown
  • Liz Bohannon
  • Dr. Kirsh Kandiah
  • Todd Henry
  • Jia Jiang
  • Chris Voss
  • DeVon Franklin
Craig Groeschel is senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast—with more than 1 million monthly downloads.

Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army and is an Ambassador for Stop The Traffik. With a deep calling to empower people and to transform neighborhoods and the world, she co-founded Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global, Amplify Peace and the Women Speakers Collective. Strickland is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Exodus.

Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organizations to churches. A Summit favorite, Lencioni will unpack his new work on motivation and how it shapes our leadership.

Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a socially-conscious fashion brand that works to create leadership and educational opportunities for women across the globe. She believes that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future. She was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as a top social entrepreneur and by Forbes as a top 20 speaker. In her book, Beginner’s Pluck, releasing at the Summit, Bohannon uses her journey to explore 14 principles for not finding, but building a life of purpose, passion and impact.