Transformational Leaders
Invest In Themselves To Create Impact.

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

Design Your Tomorrow

Learn from diverse, global leaders
sharing practical insights to support
you in your leadership growth.

Catalyst For Change

Ignite transformation wherever you
lead so that you create meaningful
impact.

Strengthen Your Skills

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

3 Ways to Experience the GLS in SA in 2024!

GLS Online (Premier & Business)

Ticket Prices

R400 per person

Each person watching needs a ticket. Tickets to be purchased online.

GLS Hubs (Premier & Business)

Ticket prices

R400 per person

Each individual attending needs a ticket. Tickets to be purchased online.

Minimum number to host a GLS Hub is 10 people. Cost is R 4000 per host payable in advance .

Premier GLS &

 

Business GLS

Ticket prices

Major City Premier GLS

FLASH SALE – R500 pp until end June 2024

Early Bird – R550 pp from July – Sept 2024

Regular – R600 pp October & November 2024

Business GLS

FLASH SALE – R500 pp until end June 2024

Early Bird – R550 pp from July – Sept 2024

Regular – R600 pp October & November 2024

Minor City Premier GLS

FLASH SALE – R380 pp until end July 2024

Regular – R 420 pp from August – October/November 2024

GLS24 FACULTY:

Our leadership experts represent the best of ministry wisdom and marketplace knowledge to inspire and equip you in your leadership journey, so you can be a catalyst for change in the world.

Craig Groeschel

FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR, LIFE.CHURCH; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church, rated by Glassdoor as the #1 Place to Work for two consecutive years under his leadership. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—installed on more than half a billion unique devices worldwide. He is the host of the top-ranked “Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.” A New York Times’ bestselling author, his latest book is “Think Ahead: 7 Decisions You Can Make Today for the God-Honoring Life You Want Tomorrow.”

Michael Jr.

COMEDIC THOUGHT LEADER; ACTOR; AUTHOR

Known as one of today’s most gifted communicators and comedians, Michael Jr. adds more laughter to your life and more life to your laughter. By bringing clarity through his comedy, his versatility has landed him on stages such as TEDx, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in sold-out venues on his current tour: “Funny How Marriage Works.” With a goal to reach one million marriages in the next three years, he and his wife, Ebony, are working together to unlock freedom within marriage and help lower the divorce rate in America. You can also find Michael Jr. in movies such as “War Room,” “Selfie Dad,” “Laughing on Purpose” and “More Than Funny." He is the author of the bestselling book “Funny How Life Works,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at his life and career and encourages readers to strategically embrace each life event as a part of a setup, leading to their punchline.

Joni Eareckson Tada

FOUNDER AND CEO, JONI AND FRIENDS; DISABILITY ADVOCATE; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Joni Eareckson Tada is a respected global leader in disability advocacy, as well as a celebrated Christian author. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others in similar conditions. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, which provides support services for thousands of families that struggle with disability. During her tenure on the National Council on Disability, the ADA was passed and signed into law. Tada also served on the Disability Advisory Committee under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The Colson Center on Christian Worldview awarded Joni Tada its prestigious William Wilberforce Award, and she also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Christian Leadership Alliance. Tada is an avid mentor of young people with disabling conditions and an effective communicator, sharing her inspirational message through books, artwork, radio and other media.

Kindra Hall

STORYTELLING EXPERT; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Kindra Hall is a bestselling author and the former Chief Storytelling Officer of Success Magazine. She has become the go-to expert for storytelling in business and beyond. Gartner and Forbes said her debut book, “Stories that Stick,” “may be the most valuable business book you read." Releasing in May 2024, her newest book, “The Story Edge: How Leaders Harness the Power of Stories to Win in Business,” helps leaders to better communicate with and inspire their teams and organizations. Hall has helped shape the stories of global brands including Target, Univision, United Way, USO and Farmers Insurance. She inspires teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.

Arthur C. Brooks

HARVARD PROFESSOR; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier” with co-author Oprah Winfrey and the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.” He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies and community organizations.

Mike Krzyzewski “Coach K”

HEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH, DUKE UNIVERSITY (1980-2022)

Passionate, dynamic, inspiring and coach of Duke University men’s basketball team who led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals, Mike Krzyzewski (known as Coach K) is a master innovator—not only of teams, but of individuals and organizations, spurring them on to succeed beyond their own expectations. Coach K maps out a clear game plan for achieving success through motivating, leading and providing powerful strategies for building confidence, trust, communication and teamwork. Perhaps the most accomplished basketball coach in history, Coach K’s journey has been marked with numerous honors, including the most NCAA Division 1 victories (1,202), most Final Fours (13; five NCAA Championships, second all-time), most Olympic gold medals as head coach (3; 2008, 2012 and 2016) and many more. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to being a Co-Founder of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, Krzyzewski serves as a Professor of the Practice of Leadership at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Amy C. Edmondson

NOVARTIS PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #1 in 2021 and 2023. She studies teaming, psychological safety and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Edmondson’s latest book, “Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well,” builds on her prior work on psychological safety and teaming to provide a framework for thinking about, discussing and practicing the science of failing well.

Marcus Buckingham

GLOBAL RESEARCHER; ENTREPRENEUR; FOUNDER OF THE STRENGTHS REVOLUTION

Marcus Buckingham is the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths, leadership and high performance at work. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own software company focused on helping team leaders excel. Today he leads the ADP Research Institute’s global studies into people and performance at work. Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, Love + Work, reveals the power of love to pinpoint a person’s true power, and shows how to turn this power into contribution, in life and in work.

Carey Lohrenz

FIRST FEMALE F-14 TOMCAT FIGHTER PILOT IN THE U.S. NAVY; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Carey Lohrenz was the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy and has flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready pilot. She is the former President of the Women Military Aviators Association and currently serves as a Board Leadership Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lohrenz uses her experience working in fast moving, dynamic environments—where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results—to guide others in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Lohrenz is a bestselling author and has helped brands including Cisco, Raytheon, Dell, Deloitte, Verizon and AT&T. She is currently working on her master's in business administration in strategic leadership.

Dan Owolabi

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BRANCHES WORLDWIDE; AUTHOR; PASTOR

Dan Owolabi is the Executive Director of Branches Worldwide, a fast-growing nonprofit dedicated to investing in high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Owolabi has nearly 20 years of experience helping leaders develop genuine, effective influence. He has worked with leaders in 18 countries and four continents, helping them clarify their identity and leverage their influence to serve others. Owolabi's latest book "Authentic Leadership" was an Amazon #1 New Release. He holds a graduate degree from Ashland University centering on American Leadership and is completing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Molly Fletcher

FORMER TOP SPORTS AGENT; PODCAST HOST; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Molly Fletcher made a name for herself as one of the first female sports agents. During her almost two-decade career as President of CSE, Fletcher negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented over 300 of sports’ biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball champion coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. Today she is a World's Top 50 Keynote Speaker, and her TED Talk “Secrets of a Champion Mindset” has more than one million views. As host of the popular podcast “Game Changers with Molly Fletcher,” she interviews experts and celebrities in every field. Fletcher is the founder of Game Changer Performance Group training company and the author of five books, most recently “The Energy Clock.” Her newest book, “Dynamic Drive,” will be released in September 2024.

Erwin Raphael McManus

FOUNDER, THE ARENA MASTERMIND FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE, MOSAIC; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Erwin Raphael McManus is an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His creative genius has resulted in consulting work with organizations spanning from the NFL to the Pentagon. McManus has spent the last 30 years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, billion-dollar companies, universities and world-leaders, and he is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. A native of El Salvador, McManus is also recognized internationally as the founder of Mosaic, a faith movement from Los Angeles that has inspired millions across the globe. McManus coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and communicators worldwide through The Arena as well as his groundbreaking work on The Art of Communication. His newest book, “The 7 Frequencies of Communication,” will be released in summer 2024.

Jo Saxton

FOUNDER, EZER COLLECTIVE; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE 25; PODCAST HOST; AUTHOR

Jo Saxton is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative dedicated to investing in women leaders around the world, equipping them to own their voice and boldly step into their calling. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The 25, a leadership development initiative at Bethel University. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo now lives in Minneapolis and co-hosts “The Lead Stories Podcast,” a weekly conversation on leadership and life. Saxton has also written several books, including “Ready to Rise,” “More than Enchanting” and “High Heels and Holiness.”

Will Guidara

HOSPITALITY EVANGELIST; RESTAURATEUR; BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Will Guidara is the author of the National Bestseller “Unreasonable Hospitality,” which chronicles the lessons in service and leadership he has learned over the course of his career in restaurants. He is the former co-owner of the Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park, which under his leadership received four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars and in 2017 was named #1 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Guidara is the host of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality symposium that brings together like minded people to share ideas, inspire one another and connect to form community. A graduate of the hospitality school at Cornell University, he has co-authored four cookbooks, was named one of Crain's New York Business's 40 Under 40 and is the recipient of WSJ Magazine's Innovator Award.

GLS24 EVENTS

Premier Events

Vanderbijlpark
10th October
Knysna
12th October
Cape Town
24th October
Rustenburg
25th October
Randburg
2nd November
Pretoria
10th October
Somerset West
17th October
Klerksdorp
25th October
Kempton Park
25th October
Bloemfontein
8th November
Durban Central
11th October
Umhlanga
18th October
Kloof
25th October
Middelburg
1st November
Jeffreys Bay
8-9 November
Modimolle
11th October
Hermanus
18th October
East London
25th October
Midstream
1st November

Business Events

Gqeberha
24th October
Richards Bay
25th October
eMalahleni
6th December

Online Events

Online Business
7th November
Online Premier
13th November

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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
boundaries.

Well-functioning Teams

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

Transformed Thinking

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

Leadership is everything!

TRUE LEADERS have a vision of something better, something more!

And they care about people enough to help them see that vision too!

Then they find a way to get there, together!

Thats what leads to changed businesses, changed churches, changed communities and changed lives.

And thats why we are here!

The Next Generation of Leaders

The overwhelming question facing organisations is,

“Where is the next generation of leaders?” 

Effective leaders are built through experience and insightful training.

Investing in the GLS annually will expose your developing leaders to an  environment and tools that will accelerate their growth.

Leadership that will help you transform your church, business, NGO, school, city or campus.

The overwhelming question facing organisations is, “Where is the next generation of leaders?” Effective leaders are built through experience and insightful training. Investing in the GLS annually will expose your developing leaders to an environment and tools that will accelerate their growth.

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Testimonials

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