What is the Global Leadership Summit?
The Summit is a two-day world-class experience for serious-minded leaders who want to get better. It is intellectually rigorous, it is creatively inspiring, and the Summit is unapologetically Christ-centered.
The Global Leadership Summit is proud to bring you a high-quality local experience at our Premier Host Sites. On Thursday-Friday, August 10-11 the Summit is simulcast live in HD from the sold-out Willow Creek campus to more than 600 satellite locations nationwide. Grace Church is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2017.
Date: August 10–11 | Time: 9:30AM-6PM | Location: Grace Church | Questions: Kim Severin
Two Days of World-Class Leadership Training
- Gain exclusive access to the LIVE HD telecast of the Summit at one of 600+ locations
- Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
- Learn from Bill Hybels and the diverse 2017 faculty
- Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
- Join with people from 128 countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world
Watch 2016 Highlights
Where It Will Be
We will telecast the Global Leadership Summit at our Grace Church, Cape Coral campus, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, FL 33990.
The price for Grace Church members and regular attenders is $89 per person if registered before July 11, and $119 if registered after July 11.
For non-members and the general public, prices and deadlines are:
||Super Early Bird
|Large Team Rate (10+)
|Individual/Team Rate (1-9)
|Student/ Faculty/ Military Rate
Request Grace Member Password
Complete the form below if you are a Grace Church member or regular attender to receive the special Host Site password via email. Requests may take a day or two to process. Alternatively, call the church office at 239.574.7161 to request the password.
If you attend Grace Church and would like to register for The Global Leadership Summit, please enter the password you received in the box below and click "register."
If you do NOT attend Grace Church and would like to register for The Global Leadership Summit at this site, please select above. Please make sure that you answer the question for "Church/Organization Information" for your own organization and not for the host church.
Every year the Summit carefully curates a faculty of top leadership experts across a variety of sectors: the church, business, non-profit, academic, and government—because we believe that leaders can learn from anyone. This year's faculty includes:
Founder & Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 people across eight Chicago-area congregations. He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting 400,000+ leaders in 128+ countries. Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including his video curriculum, Leading From Here to There: 5 Essential Skills.
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm’s business operations. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department. Sandberg is the best-selling author of Lean In. Her 2017 release, Option B, is an inspiring and practical book about finding resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
Best-selling Author; Founder, The Marcus Buckingham Company
Marcus Buckingham, world’s leading authority on strengths, performance and engagement, founded The Marcus Buckingham Company following 30 years at Gallup. He is the best-selling author of multiple books, including Now, Discover Your Strengths. A Summit favorite, Buckingham will challenge everyone to rethink their vital leadership function of performance management—based on his latest multi-year research, recently featured in Harvard Business Review.
Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson, a highly acclaimed activist and lawyer, has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned through his leadership of the Equal Justice Initiative. He has successfully argued several cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, and his TED talk has more than three million views. The best-selling author of Just Mercy, Stevenson was named to Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list.
CEO, Whitespace at Work
Juliet Funt, a recognized consultant and speaker, founded Whitespace at Work with the mission to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent. A warrior against reactive busyness, Funt teaches a streamlined method for personal process improvement that reduces complexity in the workplace. Teams that incorporate Whitespace mindsets and skill-sets increase creativity and engagement, reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest.
Star of CNBC’s, The Profit; CEO of Camping World and Good Sam
With many ventures on his resume, including the hit TV show, The Profit, Marcus Lemonis has invested $40 million of his own money helping small businesses. Additionally, he is the CEO of America’s #1 source for RVs and the largest organization of RV owners in the world. Lemonis lends his expertise to other entrepreneurs using his evaluation system of three keys for business health and success: people, process and product.
Founder & Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria
Under Sam Adeyemi’s leadership, Daystar Christian Centre grew from a handful of people to more than 25,000 people weekly—with highly recognized community impact projects. The author of numerous best-selling books, his television programs reach viewers on all continents. Adeyemi founded Daystar Leadership Academy, which is dedicated to releasing a new generation of leaders who will serve as catalysts in the transformation of Africa and the world.
Senior Advisor at Google; Best-selling Author
Laszlo Bock served as Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, growing the company from 6,000 to more than 75,000 employees. Google has been recognized more than 150 times as an exceptional employer, including the #1 “Best Company to Work for in the United States” every year since 2012. Bock’s New York Times best-selling book, WORK RULES!, has been published in more than 20 languages and garnered numerous honors.
Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness; Best-selling Author
Immaculée Ilibagiza is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsi, including her entire family except for one brother. She survived by huddling silently with seven other women in a 3-by-4-foot bathroom for 91 days. Despite unimaginable suffering, she committed herself to a life of peace, hope and forgiveness. Ilibagiza works with the United Nations and is the best-selling author of Left to Tell.
Founder & CEO, International Justice Mission
Gary Haugen leads International Justice Mission (IJM), a worldwide agency rescuing victims of violence, exploitation, slavery and oppression. Recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero”—the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership—Haugen is the author of three books and has been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times and Forbes.
Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Best-selling Author
Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at University of Pennsylvania and founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the practice of character development. An advisor to the White House, the World Bank and Fortune 500 CEOs, Duckworth studies grit and self-control, two attributes critical to success and well-being. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted in 2016 as a New York Times bestseller.
Author; Business Creativity Expert
Fredrik Härén is a business creativity expert who has authored nine books, including The Idea Book—credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” He is a global speaker who has been invited to speak to leaders in more than 60 countries on six continents on the importance of creativity in solving problems. Recognizing how challenging this is, Härén provides practical steps to help individuals and organizations become more creative.
Leadership Author; Communicator; Pastor
Andy Stanley founded North Point Ministries (NPM) more than 20 years ago. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. Recently, Outreach Magazine identified Stanley as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Pastors in America. The author of more than 20 books, he is passionate about serving both church and organizational leaders.
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