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About the Global Leadership Summit

Everyone has Influence

You have influence and when you Influence better the whole community gets better!

Join 400,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it with 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

Teamwork

83%

Attendees feel improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction and productivity

Effectiveness

61%

Attendees say their organization is more effective because of clearer vision

Significance

87%

Attendees feel a greater sense of significance and satisfaction

Better Leaders

81%

Attendees cite concrete ways their supervisor has become a better leader

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Speakers

learn from and celebrate with these leaders

Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels

Founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer at Facebook

Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

Best-selling Author and Founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Founder & Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative

Juliet Funt

Juliet Funt

CEO of Whitespace at Work

Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis

Star of CNBC’s, The Profit; CEO of Camping World and Good Sam

Sam Adeyemi

Sam Adeyemi

Founder & Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria

Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock

Senior Advisor at Google and Best-selling Author

Immaculée Ilibagiza

Immaculée Ilibagiza

Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness and Best-selling Author

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

Founder & CEO of International Justice Mission

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Professor at University of Pennsylvania and Best-selling Author

Fredrik Härén

Fredrik Härén

Author and Business Creativity Expert

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley

Leadership Author, Communicator and Pastor

Michael JR

Michael JR

Comedian

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Bill Hybels

Founder and Senior Pastor of 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..

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Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer at 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.

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Marcus Buckingham

Best-selling Author and Founder of 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.

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Bryan Stevenson

Founder & Executive Director of 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.

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Juliet Funt

CEO of 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.

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Marcus Lemonis

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.

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Sam Adeyemi

Founder & Senior Pastor of 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.

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Laszlo Bock

Senior Advisor at Google and 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.

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Immaculée Ilibagiza

Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness and 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.

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Gary Haugen

Founder & CEO of 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.

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Angela Duckworth

Professor at University of Pennsylvania and 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.

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Fredrik Härén

Author and 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.

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Andy Stanley

Leadership Author, Communicator and 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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Michael JR

Comedian

Hailed as one of today’s most gifted comedians, Michael Jr.’s television appearances include The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can also find him at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs, including The Improv and The Laugh Factory. A Summit favorite, Michael Jr. regularly performs at corporate events and churches across the country inspiring audiences with his unique brand of humor.

Discover What Other Influential Marketplace Leaders are Saying

“When I compare the Summit to all the other different opportunities available to me, the Summit is the best. It’s the best in terms of the quality, the experience and the people you get a chance to meet.”

Mitch Barns

CEO of Nielsen

“If the Summit can impact another person’s life who is in a leadership position, it can have a ripple effect on everyone they touch. We now have 350 people attending the Summit from our network.”

George Cook

Senior Executive, Financial Services Firm

“As a leader focused on designing programs that elevate the performance, engagement and leadership contribution of others, I find that my own greatest personal and professional development still comes from the GLS each year.”

Melissa McMahon

Vice President of Talent, Fortune 500 Company

Schedule

Thursday & Friday, August 10-11, 2017

Thursday, August 109:30am-5:30pm (MT)

Session 1

9:30-10:45am (MT)
Bill Hybels
Bill Hybels

30 MIN BREAK 10:45-11:15am

Session 2

11:15am-1:00pm (MT)
Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg
Marcus Lemonis
Marcus Lemonis

75 minute LUNCH 1:00-2:15pm

Session 3

2:30pm-4:00pm (MT)
Fredrik Haren
Fredrik Härén
Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson

30 MIN BREAK 3:45-4:15pm

Session 4

4:15pm-5:30pm (MT)
Andy Stanley
Andy Stanley
Friday, August 119:30am-4:30pm (MT)

Session 5

9:30-11:30am (MT)
Laszlo Bock
Laszlo Bock
Juliet Funt
Juliet Funt
Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham

30 MIN BREAK 11:30-12:00pm

Session 6

12:00pm-1:30pm (MT)
Sam Adeyemi
Sam Adeyemi
Immaculee Ilibagiza
Immaculée Ilibagiza

75 minute LUNCH 1:30-2:45pm

Session 7

2:45-4:30pm (MT)
Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth
Gary Haugen
Gary Haugen


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What to Expect

More details to help you plan

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Format

The event will be simulcast in High-definition from a broadcast location in Chicago, IL. The Billings site will include a local conference host.

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Location

MSU-Billings campus, Student Union Building at 1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101 (Summit Site #059)

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Cost

For a limited time save!
Individual $189
Group (10+) $149/per person
Student, Faculty & Military $89

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Global

The simulcast on August 10-11 is broadcast to hundreds of sites in North America. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.

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Practical Content

You’ll get relevant, practical content from internationally respected leaders and speakers that you can apply right where you are immediately after the conference. The Summit is a proven tool that produces compelling outcomes for leaders who attend.

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Team

The Summit is a great event to attend as a team, providing a solid, practical investment into the development of executives, staff, and coworkers at any level. Plus, you get a discount if you bring more than 10 people. Student pricing also available – be intentional about developing the next generation of leaders.

Venue Montana State University

Montana State University - Billings, Student Union Building

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For general questions and information view our FAQ

FAQ

general questions and answers

Who should attend the Global Leadership Summit?

The Summit is a training event for leaders at every level. Whether you're leading as a CEO of a large corporation or CEO of your household, everyone will benefit from the powerful content and experience of the GLS.

How do I register? And do I need all the names of the people who I want to register?

You can reserve “empty registrations” if you don’t yet have all the names of the people you want to register. You can then return later and enter the specific names. Or, you can add the registrant’s name when you print the final ticket.

A church puts on this event. Will it be all religious content?

No. The overarching purpose of the Global Leadership Summit is to provide leadership strategies from a variety of contexts. It provides perspectives from all sectors of society, including some from the faith and nonprofit sectors. Harvest Church is the primary sponsor of the Summit in Billings, and along with other partner organizations values leadership development and the impact of well-trained leaders in our local community. Take a look at this business owner’s perspective.

How can my organization become a partner with GLS Billings?

Complete the form here and a member of our team will contact you about different partnership opportunities.

Are meals included?

Snacks and refreshments will be available at the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is on your own so take advantage of the extended break to enjoy the local eateries and on-site cafe with your team or connections from the Summit.

Are scholarships available?

There are scholarships available for students of all ages. If you are interested please fill out the following application. We assess scholarships based the request responses and the availability of sponsorship funds. Would you like to download the form? Click here for a fillable pdf version. Print and mail your submition to the attention of Tracey Giles, 1235 W. Wicks Lane, Billings, MT 59105 prior to August 1, 2017.

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