Transformational Leaders
Invest In Themselves To Create Impact.

The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is the largest leadership
experience in the world.

Lead Where You Are

Learn how to lead boldly & wisely in
your church, ministry, organisation or

Catalyst For Change

Ignite transformation wherever you
lead so that you create meaningful

Strengthen Your Skills

Continuous equipping is necessary in
an ever-changing world desperate for
great leaders.

Burnt out, demotivated leaders, can't help anyone.

We all need fresh perspective & new insights to
get unstuck and be re-inspired.


The good news, is that there is a simple way to refuel your leadership tank.

Get inspired & equipped

Join us for a transformative day where you will learn from global industry-leading experts representing
the best of ministry wisdom with marketplace insights.

Push Boundaries

Inspiration, insights & resources designed
to give you the confidence to push the

Well-functioning Teams

Achieve maximum performance with
everyone pulling in the same direction and
towards the greater vision.

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Transformed Thinking

New ideas & insights that will reform your
thinking and create the change needed for

We all struggle at some point.

You’re not alone. No matter your place or position, every leader needs help to stay inspired and get better.
But you’re in the right place!
GLS has equipped and inspired leaders all over the world to ignite transformation for over 25 years.
Our vision is to impact 100 million people leading like Jesus globally, to impact 100 million more.


As a leader; there is always space to learn more in an ever changing world. Being exposed to the world class speakers, I learnt to lead from a totally new perspective. My entire team looked forward to the time we spent at the GLS each year. We took it as an opportunity to set out goals and vision for year ahead. There are always pockets within the GLS that give each team member their own revelation, resulting in life changing moments.
Personally I learnt that leadership was not only about caring for your organisation to be successful, but also the development of the people you lead to become confident, healthy and fully equipped team members.

Pauline de KlerkDirector The Mangaliso Fund

The GLS provides an affordable learning experience for business leaders who own small and medium size businesses. It brings world leading faculty in leadership together in one conference addressing relevant leadership struggles in today’s world of work. It is an annual highlight for so many staff members who get practical tools from the best thought leaders.

Hermann du PlessisDirector, Themba Thandeka Leadership Institute

As a ministry leader, I have appreciated the input of GLS year after year after year. The content remains important to my personal development. I especially appreciate that GLS tackles subjects that are relevant to a changing society. GLS is a not negotiable in my calendar.

Jo HoodInternational CEO, Mainly Music

GLS has played an absolutely instrumental part in both my faith and calling. No arena has spoken as clearly to me about Gods cry for Justice and His plan to use you and I to extinguish the darkness on this earth. Add to that some of the best leadership insights and profoundly deep and introspective Holy-Spirit moments and you just cant walk out of the GLS the same way you came in. I'm eternally grateful for the inspirational hope and deep cutting conviction I have come to love at the GLS.

Colin EdmondsDirector, Trulife

3 Ways to experience GLS in South Africa in 2023

Online (Premier & Business)

*R300 - 350pp

Join hundreds online on 2nd (Premier) &           9th November(Business).
Self-catered with a digital notebook.
7 days video-on-demand on request.


Hubs (Premier & Business)


Host your own GLS HUB with a group of 10+                      (Max 100)
Live Stream one of the ONLINE events with the option to download if necessary. Self catered with a digital notebook.
Buy tickets for one of the online events on Quicket.


Host Sites

R425pp - R475pp

Attend in-person for the 1day event at one
of our 26 locations (various dates in
Oct/Nov). Fully catered, great networking
& a printed notebook.


How to attend GLS23

1. Decide how you’d prefer to

experience GLS23.

Pick from one of the many options below.

2. Book your ticket.

All tickets are purchased through Quicket. Simply click on the event of your choice below.

3. Experience 1 transformative day.

We guarantee you will leave GLS23 a better leader than how you arrived.


Craig Groeschel

Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church; Best-Selling Author

Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2021 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded more than a half a billion times worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world on behalf of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is The Power to Change.

Ryan Leak

CEO, The Ryan Leak Group; Best-Selling Author

Ryan Leak is an executive coach and best-selling author who’s widely known for two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. He is also the CEO of the Ryan Leak Group, LLC, a leadership development firm that has the privilege of working with leaders and teams all over the world, from NBA teams to Fortune 500 companies. Known as a deeply aware coach and connector who can seamlessly operate across the spectrum of a business, Leak helps leaders better understand the potential of their teams by addressing the friction that stands in their way. He trains 15,000+ entrepreneurial leaders and speaks to over 200,000 people each year as a curator of relevant leadership content and transformational storytelling. Leak teaches that being a great leader is not about having all the answers but asking the right questions. His latest book, Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development helps you focus on the leader you’re becoming and think about the goals you want to accomplish.

Chris Mathebula

Lead Pastor, Hope Restoration Ministries, Leadership Consultant, Author

Pastor Chris Mathebula is the Lead Pastor and Visionary of Hope Restoration Ministries, a contemporary church with seven campuses serving a congregation of 20000 members across Gauteng, with the main campus in Chloorkop, Kempton Park, South Africa.. He is the founder of the humanitarian organisation, the People Matter to God Foundation, as well as the Devoted Citizen Movement. Chris is a Devoted Citizen, author, columnist, as well as a leadership consultant. His TV programme, “Hope Alive” broadcasts regularly on Faith TV, One Gospel, Trace Gospel, and other local TV and radio stations. He is the author of nine books, with the most recent entitled “Devoted Citizen”.

Erin Meyer

Professor, INSEAD; Best-Selling Author

Erin Meyer is the co-author, with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, of the New York Times best-selling book and FT nominated best business book of 2020: No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. She is also the author of The Culture Map and a professor at INSEAD. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and In 2021, Erin was selected for the third time by the Thinkers50 as one of the fifty most influential business thinkers in the world.

Erwin McManus

Pastor, Author, Public Speaker

Erwin Raphael McManus is a Mind Architect and an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. As a Mind Architect, McManus has spent the last 30 years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, celebrities, billion-dollar companies, universities, and world leaders, and is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. His new highly anticipated book, Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One, will be released in October 2023.

Megan Marshman

Speaker, Author, Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

As an international speaker at churches, conferences and university chapels, Megan Fate Marshman is a leading voice to this generation. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Ministry while serving as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and as Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps. She also shepherds women at her home church, Arbor Road in Long Beach, CA. Megan recently released the Beautiful Word Bible study: John (2022, Harper Collins), authored the book and Bible study Meant for Good (2020, Zondervan), SelfLess (2017, David C Cook), and co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials with Dr. Michelle Anthony (2015, David C Cook).

Anita Elberse

Professor, Harvard Business School; Best-Selling Author

Anita Elberse is the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Professor Elberse develops and teaches an MBA course covering the “Businesses of Entertainment, Media, and Sports,” which ranks among the most sought-after courses in the School’s curriculum, and chairs a short executive education program, also named “The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports.” In her research, Professor Elberse primarily aims to understand what drives the success of products in the entertainment, media, sports, and other creative industries, and how firms can effectively manage products and talent in such sectors. She is acclaimed for her work on digital-media strategies. Professor Elberse has conducted case studies on dozens of entertainment companies and personalities, including The Walt Disney Studios, Live Nation, NBCUniversal, the NFL, Nike, and Spotify. Several of these are described in her first book, Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment. Professor Elberse is one of the youngest female professors to have been promoted to full professor with tenure in Harvard Business School’s history.

James Clear

Founder, Habits Academy; Best-Selling Author

James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation. His New York Times best-selling book, Atomic Habits, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages and is the number one best-selling book of 2021 on Amazon and number one audiobook on Audible. Known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work, Clear’s “3-2-1” email newsletter is sent to more than 1 million subscribers each week. He has presented his teachings to audiences at many Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Google. His work has been featured in Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning.

Dallas Jenkins

Creator, Director, and Co-Writer of The Chosen

At the age of 25, Dallas Jenkins produced the independent feature Hometown Legend, which was distributed by Warner Brothers. In the 20 years since, he has directed and produced over a dozen feature and short films for Universal, Lionsgate, Pureflix, Hallmark Channel, and Amazon. He is now writing, directing, and producing the largest crowd funded media project of all-time, a multi-season series about the life of Jesus entitled The Chosen. A global phenomenon, The Chosen is the largest fan supported entertainment project of all time and has garnered over 500-million-episode views worldwide. It’s available on major streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Peacock while all seasons remain free in The Chosen mobile and TV apps. It has also been translated into more than 50 languages and Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. box office in 2021.

Secretary Condoleezza Rice

Director of the Hoover Institution; 66th Secretary of State; Author; Professor

Secretary Condoleezza Rice is the Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow on Public Policy. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States and as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 2022, she became a part-owner of the Denver Broncos and is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded over 15 honorary doctorates. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, most recently To Build a Better World, co-authored with Philip Zelikow. Her other bestsellers include Extraordinary Ordinary People and No Higher Honor.

... Pick Your GLS Experience ...



Kempton Park
13th October
Salt Rock
20th October
27th October
3rd November
14th October
21st October
27th October
3-4 November
Cape Town
19th October
East London
27th October
Port Shepstone
27th October
Jeffreys Bay
10-11 November
19th October
Cape Town
27th October
DBN Central
27th October
20th October
27th October
South Coast
28th October
Dbn Kloof
20th October
27th October
3rd November


13th October
26th October
1st November
Somerset West (Online version)
10th November


Online Premier
2nd November
Online Business
9th November
Somerset West
24 November



Does everyone attending GLS require their own ticket?

Yes. We ask that you honour our request that every person who attends GLS must be an individual ticketholder. This ensures our ongoing viability as a not-for-profit and allows us to continue to offer access to the GLS  at a very affordable price. 

Which speakers will be shown for the GLS in South Africa?

The final speaker line-up for South Africa will be confirmed in August.


Please note that there are 2 versions of the GLS event. A Premier and a Business. The GLS Premier is a blend of inspiration, encouragement, skills transfer and faith.

The GLS Business is focussed on the business speakers.

How do I update each person's details in my group booking?

When you purchased your tickets from Quicket, you received a confirmation/receipt email. On this email is an option to print your ticket with a ticket number & QR code.

On this email there are links to manage and update your registrations. Go to the Quicket website and create a LOGIN with your name and email address then proceed to Your Tickets to update the information. 

Who informs my group?

The Group Leader will receive correspondence which in turn they will communicate to their group. Please be sure to update your ticket info and insert all the ticket holder names and email addresses so they can receive their own tickets for entrance to the GLS.

Are concession rates available?

We have intentionally reduced the ticket price for GLS to enable more people than ever to experience the Summit.

However we offer concession rates for underprivileged and under resourced leaders who still cannot afford the ticket price. Please email us to request concession tickets

There are student & scholar tickets available at discounted rates.

Can I cancel my GLS ticket?

Yes, if you chose the refund option when you purchased your ticket. Quicket will refund your ticket price.

Please note that catering is prepared well in advance therefore we are unable to accept last minute cancellation requests.

Rather consider giving your ticket to someone else.

What can I do to best support the GLS and the Global Leadership Network South Africa?

Join us for GLS22, gift a ticket to a friend who has never attended before, and actively promote the Summit among your networks – it’s never been more affordable or easy to attend!


When will I receive my unique link to view GLS Online?

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address given at the time of registration, and again in the days prior to the event date. Please make sure that every person registered has provided their own epersonal email address for their own unique watch link which will enable them to re-watch the GLS for 7 days after.

Please make sure you update your tickets with any change to you or your teams email addresses.

What are the start/finish and session times for GLS Online?

The exact schedule will be published in the email reminder, which will be distributed to those registered prior to the start of the event.

What does my GLS Online registration include?

  • Unique event watch link for GLS Online. (This is from BIG MARKER not Quicket)
  • GLS Digital Notebook – Downloadable before the event and during the event.
  • 7-days Video-on-Demand for GLS Online ONLY (NOT available for In-person events)

Can I transfer from one GLS Online date to another?

Yes, however, you must do so at least two weeks from the event date that you have registered for. Please email with the request. NOTE: All tickets in your group must attend the same event date and cannot be split up.


What are the start/finish and session times for GLS Hub?

This will be up to your Hub Host, and each site will vary on how they deliver the GLS Hub. Most groups will want to host a one-day event however, you could choose to hold two half-days, several evenings (spread over multiple weeks), or take longer discussion times and host your Summit across two-days. 

As Group Leader, you’ll just need to communicate these details directly with those who’ve registered for your event. 


What does my GLS Hub registration include?

GLS Hub Group Leader receives:

  • Marketing, Event and Production assistance
  • GLS programming content to run your GLS Hub
  • Access to Quicket ticketing updates
  • Support from our GLNA team

Every individual registration includes:

  • GLS Digital Notebook
  • Excludes catering

Will there be catering at the GLS Hub?

This will be up to your GLS Hub Host and they will communicate any details with you directly.

This is not included in your ticket price.

GLS Hub Hosts can choose to make catering arrangements direct with their group members, and accept payment on the day or beforehand.

I'm interested in hosting a GLS Hub!

We are so excited that you are considering this option. Please send an email to

For more info download this document Host A GLS HUB

How long do I have to host my GLS Hub?

Your Summit must be held during a 6-week period from 10 October – end November.

When will I receive the programming content?

The GLS Hub Group Leader will receive all pre-recorded speaker and event content (4 video session files) 10 days before your GLS.

Can I invite others to register themselves and join my GLS Hub? Can I communicate directly with my group members?

Yes! Please invite people to buy tickets for either the ONLINE GLS premier or Business edition.
As a GLS Hub host, we will provide you access to your attendees, allowing for greater automation and empowering you to communicate directly with your group delegates.
  • Access to your real-time registration list
  • Ability to email those in your group (e.g. for parking or catering requirements)
  • Share & advertise your group name to have others join

Are there any minimum requirements to become a GLS Hub Host?

  • Minimum group size of 10 – max 100 people.
  • All participants need to buy a ticket for the GLS online event from Quicket.
  • Event must be held during a 6-week period from 10 October –  end November.
  • Large screen or method of projection is essential so your participants can comfortably watch and engage with the GLS speakers.
  • Standard broadband internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to stream large video files.
  • Start/finish/break times are fully flexible.
  • May be held as a one-day event or across multiple days or sessions.
  • Live music and catering are optional.

For more info download this document Host A GLS HUB

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