…and it matters now more than ever. How are you using it?

GLS UK & Ireland Online Experience | October–November



The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to access 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, maximise the impact of your church, business or organisation, or ignite transformation in your community! 

Get Your Infusion of Actionable Leadership Insights & Inspiration

The Global Leadership Summit provides you an infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership tools and heartfelt inspiration—accessed online, right where you are.

The belief—leadership matters—is even more evident today. This is why the Global Leadership Network is focusing our efforts on delivering our best Global Leadership Summit event this Autumn!

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
  • Leading through crisis and ever-changing new realities

Your 2020 ticket grants you access to our new virtual Summit, the GLS Online Experience.

The new GLS Online Experience allows you to attend the GLS with other leaders, directly on your preferred device, from anywhere. Please note: Individual online tickets must be booked.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with other leaders across the country and right in your community online.

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Discover New Benefits

Over the past few months, you may have had the opportunity to participate in the exceptional live online GLSnext sessions, enabling you to connect in a new and closer way with former GLS speakers, including Craig Groeschel, Juliet Funt, Sheila Heen, Henry Cloud, Danielle Strickland and Patrick Lencioni.

You may also have joined in with the recent Leadership Webinar series by GLN UKI, providing new connections and learning opportunities with like-minded leaders in the UK and Ireland.

What these offerings have taught us about leadership content delivery has been exciting and refreshing in equal measure. Some of the benefits include:

  • experiencing wider community interaction
  • insight from a greater diversity of voices
  • a dynamic environment for sharing ideas
  • encouragement from new connections

Just like the physical space, when people who are hungry to learn gather together around quality teaching, it produces fresh ideas, actionable content and heartfelt inspiration.

Online Community Around Quality Content

This is what is so exciting about the GLS 2020 – it will provide you with an online community experience gathered around outstanding content. The peer-to-peer interactions and quality teaching will be facilitated by online hosts to provide an experience that will equip and inspire your leadership for the weeks and months ahead.

The line-up this year is exceptional and the US GLN team have rightly decided that because the content will be delivered digitally, the format will be different. The talks will be shorter and the content will be varied to maintain interest.

Accessible on your preferred device, you will have:

  • world-class speakers to inspire you
  • specialised content to equip you
  • facilitated discussion to help you process key takeaways
  • peer-to-peer interactions via ‘chat’ and ‘breakouts’ to stimulate your thinking and make connections
  • online/downloadable notes and tools to consolidate your learning
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Just some of the faculty’s areas of expertise include: Maximising teams, Unlocking strengths, Accelerating innovation, Courageous leadership, Influence for the good, Productivity, Staying relevant, Communicating for success, Strength for the journey, Predicting performance, Leading through crisis, and many more!

Please note: The line-up below is for the livestream in August (US & Canada only). The UK & Ireland online events in October and November will feature selected sessions with facilitated discussion time.


Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church
Craig Groeschel is the founder and 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 worldwide. Groeschel was named in the top 10 U.S. CEO’s for small and midsize companies by Glassdoor. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Craig Groeschel advocates to grow leaders in every sector of society. He is the host of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast with over 1.5 million downloads a month and a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book is Hope in the Dark.

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School; Author
Amy Edmondson has been recognised by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011. She is the author of four books, including Teaming: How Organisations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy, exploring why teamwork is so important in today’s organisations—and why it is so challenging. Her most recent release: The Fearless Organisation: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organisations who are serious about finding success in today’s modern economy.


Brazilian Retired Soccer Phenomenon; FIFA World Player of the Year
A Brazilian football (soccer) legend, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, famously known as Kaká, is one of only eight players in history to have won the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League. As the first sportsperson to amass 10 million followers on Twitter, he is considered one of the most famous athletes in the world. Starting his professional career as an attacking midfielder at the age of 18 with the Brazilian football club, São Paulo FC, he quickly became a critical member of the Brazilian national team. Before retiring in 2017, Kaká, spent most of his famed career with AC Milan and playing for Real Madrid. Additionally, he captained the inaugural campaign of the MLS’s Orlando City Football Club as its first designated player. Throughout his career, Kaká’s leadership on the field has earned many awards and achievements including the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, MARCA Legend Award and AC Milan Hall of Fame. Listed to Time’s 100 Most Influential List for two consecutive years, he is also a UN Ambassador for the World Food Programme.

Director at Nike; Author; Former GE Vice Chair & CMO; Former President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal
Beth Comstock is the former GE Vice Chair and CMO, where—for two decades—she led efforts to transform a process-heavy culture to a faster, more agile and inventive one. Prior to GE, Beth was President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, overseeing the company’s digital efforts, including early development of Listed on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and PR Week’s “20 Most Influential Communicators,” Beth helps incubate new companies and advises business leaders to accelerate growth and innovation. She is also a Director for Nike, a top-ten LinkedIn influencer and her first book, Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change, offers lessons from a life of continual transformation that inspire others to embrace our rapidly changing world.


Senior Pastor; Globally Recognised Influencer; Best-Selling Author
T.D. Jakes has a proclivity to disrupt the status quo, and is one of the most globally-recognised influencers in business, education, film and entertainment. With his earnest approach, Jakes has been able to reach millions of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, nationalities, and creeds. Senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organisation and 30,000-member church, Bishop Jakes’ presence spans digital media, film, television, radio and books, including his most recent book, Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power.

Best-Selling Author; Global Researcher; Strengths Revolutionist
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people’s strengths, increasing their performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organisation, he now guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance. He is the author of nine books, including First Break All the Rules, and Now Discover Your Strengths, two of the best-selling business books of all time. His latest release— Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World —takes an in-depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.



Author; Entrepreneur; Pastor; Head of Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook
As the Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook, Nona Jones leads the company’s work with faith-based organizations around the world. Jones was appointed to an executive role with a Fortune 100 company at only 23 years old. Since then she has led award-winning initiatives in public affairs, brokered multi-million-dollar business deals, addressed the United Nations and championed juvenile justice and education policy reform in the halls of Congress—all under the age of 35. Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. She has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and has been featured on TBNCBN News and The Word Network. Her new book, Success from the Inside Out, helps leaders choose not just empty success, but fulfilling success.

Author; Lead Pastor of Transformation Church; Social Media Influencer
When a social media account tweeted a grainy 10-minute cell phone video from a sermon Todd preached on his experience at Transformation Church back in 2017, the post received over 2 million views in 48 hours. In keeping with Transformation Church’s aspiration to reach their community, city and world in a relevant and progressive way, Todd’s talks are now widely watched on social media, and he has become one of the youngest global Christian voices of this generation. In fact, Todd has five such talks that have each been watched over 1 million times on YouTube alone. Todd is releasing his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.


President Proverbs 31 Ministries; Best-Selling Author 
Reaching millions of people through her writing and teaching, Lysa TerKeurst is the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and founder of COMPEL Writer Training. Lysa has been published in many publications, featured on Fox NewsOpra and The Today Show and has been awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award. The best-selling author of more than 20 books, her most recent release is, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered.

Albert Tate

Founder & Senior Pastor, Fellowship Church
Albert Tate, senior pastor of Fellowship Church, held a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions before founding the church in 2012—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the U.S. He also serves on the board of trustees for multiple organizations including Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Youth Institute’s Advisory Council and the Global Leadership Network. A dynamic communicator, this 20-year ministry veteran is known to combine biblical challenge with humor. He is a sought-after guest speaker at universities and churches across the U.S. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Best-Selling Author; Social Media Influencer
A role model for her generation, Robertson shares messages of hope through her writing, Live Original speaking tour, social platforms and media appearances. Robertson’s podcast, WHOA, That’s Good, reached more than a million unique downloads after only 15 episodes, her blog has reached more than 2 million people in over 195 countries, and her Instagram posts reach 3.3 million. Robertson’s entrepreneurial spirit and flair for fashion has led her to develop a line of prom dresses with designer Sheri Hill and new clothing for her Live Original brand. Committed to philanthropy, she launched a campaign to inspire her generation to make a difference—her current focus being ending world hunger in partnership with organizations, including World Vision. Her books, Live Original and Live Fearless, made it to the New York Times bestseller list, and her most recent release is LIVE: remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life.

Psychologist; Talent Scientist; Author; Entrepreneur
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development and people analytics. His work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations’ ability to predict performance and people’s ability to understand themselves. He is currently Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University as well as the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, and co-founder of Deeper Signals and META Profiling. Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients including JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Google, BBC, Twitter, P&G, the British Army, United Nations and World Bank. He has received many awards in his field, written 10 books and over 150 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.



Best-Selling Author; Lead Behavioral Investigator with Science of People
Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People— a human behavior research lab, whose goal is to use the latest scientific research and trends to help leaders master their people skills. Her innovative work has been featured on CNNNPRFast Company and Entrepreneur Magazine and she regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Microsoft and Penguin Random-House. Van Edwards has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients and customers and is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group; Hall of Fame Speaker; Best-Selling Author
A recognised expert in business strategy and leadership development, Rory Vaden a New York Times Best-Selling author, and Hall of Fame speaker. Rory’s pioneering firm, Brand Builders Group, specialises in helping leaders become more respected, trusted, recognised and influential. His insights have been featured in The Wall Street JournalForbesCNNEntrepreneurInc, on Fox News and he was named as one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world by Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine calls him “One of the world’s leading productivity thinkers.” Rory’s latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.



Senior National Correspondent, ABC News; Author
Paula is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and host of the popular podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, which gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Previously, Faris was the co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition, as well as a co-host of ABC’s The View. Paula returns to The Global Leadership Summit stage for the second year as our notable GLS interviewer. She will also share her leadership journey in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism as well as leadership insights from her recent book release, Called Out, Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For a Life of True Calling.

GLS Blue MountainIn addition to the 15+ world-class faculty in our 2020 lineup, we are excited to announce the return of Summit faculty alumni from the past 25 years who will be joining us this year to check in and share their insights and encouragement for this season! Some of our returning faculty include Angela AhrendtsChris McChesneyJohn C. MaxwellLiz BohannonDr. Henry CloudPatrick LencioniDanielle StricklandJoseph GrennyCarly FiorinaGary Haugen, Horst SchulzeJuliet FuntAllen Catherine KaginaJossy ChackoMama Maggie and more to be announced! 



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Guest faculty members are invited to participate in The Global Leadership Summit based on proven leadership abilities in their field of expertise.  Their beliefs may not necessarily reflect those of Global Leadership Network, and their presence at the Summit does not imply blanket endorsement of their views or affiliations.


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This Summit drew closer to the heart of Christian Leadership than any other.

Revd Gwyn Owen, Christ The Servant, Stockwood, GLS Chicago 2017
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“The 2016 GLS was as good as any I have previously attended and continues to provide me with a rich source of practical ideas for my business leadership. It remains the one “must-do” entry in my diary each year.”

Steve Kent, Marketing & Business Development Director – Santa Maria Foodservice
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“As always, the GLS 2016 delivered high quality content. Patrick Lencioni was on great form on team members, Erin Meyer was fascinating on cross-cultural communication while Chris McChesney and Alan Mullaly brought great practical wisdom from the business world. A great two days with plenty of food for thought!”

The Rev Canon David Richards, St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh


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In light of prevailing uncertainties around COVID-19 and our duty of care, the GLN UK & Ireland Board has taken the decision to cancel all GLS regionally hosted videocast events and prioritise a digital GLS experience in a 1-day format.

We understand that the cancellation of your regional event will come as disappointing news – we know that the GLS is a highlight of the year for you and others because of its leadership content, the community it provides, and the first-class service you receive from your host church.

However, we trust you understand why the decision has been made and hope you will be excited by the new GLS format.

The decision to make it a 1-day experience is based upon survey results from UK and Irish participants, where various possible formats for experiencing the GLS online were offered.

Delegates who have already booked for GLS 2020 will be offered a number of options, including a full refund on their tickets. More information is to follow. In the meantime, if you would like to receive updates about the GLS Online Experience, please sign-up below:

GLS 2020 Online Experience—UK & Ireland

Registration for the GLS 2020 online experience is free of charge and provides you with online access to year-round resources. You also have the option of donating to the GLN cause (with a guiding suggestion of £50 per person).

More details will be available soon.

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Save the Dates

Provisional dates for the GLS Online Experience are:

  • Friday 9 October
  • Thursday 15 October
  • Wednesday 28 October
  • Tuesday 3 October
  • Friday 6 November
  • Friday 13 November
  • Saturday 14 November

Booking information will be provided in due course.

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