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The Global Leadership Summit—the premier leadership event of the year—brings you a catalytic experience of rich learning, new ideas, fresh perspective, and inspiring stories from leading experts spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds.

GLS Leadership Faculty

Go on a journey of rich learning. Get ready to gain new ideas and a fresh perspective from leading experts spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds. *Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.

Bob Iger (GLS Business)

Former CEO & Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Over his 15 years of leading The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger built Disney into one of the largest and most admired media entertainment companies in the world. As CEO, Iger expanded on Disney’s rich history of unforgettable storytelling with acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. Always one to embrace new technology, Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across multiple platforms. During Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the “Most Reputable Companies” and one of the “Best Employers” by Forbes; one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune; and one of the “World’s Most Respected Companies” by Barron’s. Iger’s legacy-leading career has been widely recognized—personally he has been named one of the “World’s Most Powerful People” and one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes; and one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Business” by Fortune, among several other recognitions. In his 2019 New York Times best-selling book, The Ride of a Lifetime, Iger shares lessons he’s learned as CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

Jon Acuff (GLS Premier, Business & Online)

Leadership Expert; Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Jon Acuff is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books, including his newest release, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. For over 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. He’s an Inc. magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker, and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world including: FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, Nokia, and Comedy Central. He’s also written for Time, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and MSNBC. His large and highly engaged social media following includes people who look to him for his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope.

Dr. Heidi Grant (GLS Business)

Social Psychologist; Science of Leadership Expert; Director, Research & Development, EY Americas Learning; Best-Selling Author

Dr. Heidi Grant is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of leadership. She is the Director of Research & Development for EY Americas Learning, and Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University. Named often by Thinkers50 as one of most influential global management thinkers, Dr. Grant is also a contributor to the Harvard Business Review, 99u, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and has appeared frequently on CBS This Morning. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals, she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals and has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement. She is also the author of many best-selling books including her most recent release, Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You.

Stephanie Chung (GLS Premier, Business & Online)

Chief Growth Officer, Wheels Up; Former President, JetSuite; Advisory Council, National Business Aviation Association

With over 30 years of experience catalyzing transformative growth in the aviation sector, Stephanie Chung has widely been recognized as a trailblazer. She was the first African-American president of a major private aviation company when she took the helm as President of JetSuite. During her tenure at JetSuite, Chung repositioned the brand from a commodity service to a luxury customer experience, upgrading the fleet, and elevating the client experience. Under her leadership, JetSuite was voted one of the Best Places To Work by the Human Rights Campaign. Chung also served as VP of Sales for Flexjet where she oversaw a sales organization and strategic deal team that together generated over $835 million in revenue. Prior, she held influential roles at US Airways (now operating as American Airlines), Delta Air Lines, and Bombardier. In 2020, Chung joined Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, as the company’s first Chief Growth Officer. Chung also serves as a member of c200, a community of the most successful women in business, as well as on the Advisory Council of the National Business Aviation Association and the Advisory Board of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Her personal achievements have been recognized in D CEO Magazine’s Top 500 and inclusion in the Ebony Power 100. She has also been named as one of “2021 Top Women in Travel & Hospitality” by Women Leading Travel & Hospitality.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (GLS Premier, Business & Online)

President & CEO, SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management; President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Best-Selling Author

Driving social and economic change in the workplace, Taylor leads SHRM toward fostering mutually beneficial work environments that serve both business and employees, reaching 300,000+ members in over 165 countries who impact the lives of more than 110 million workers every day. As a global leader on matters affecting work, Taylor is a sought-after voice by C-suite executives as well as state and federal elected policy makers. He is frequently invited to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today. He is the Chair of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. His 20+ year career as a lawyer, human resources executive, and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space shape his knowledge and perspectives. His decades of industry leadership include senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. His latest book is Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in the Age of Upheaval.

Craig Groeschel (GLS Premier, Business & Online)

Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church; Host, Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast; New York Times 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 Lead Like It Matters.

Andy Stanley (GLS Premier & Online Premier)

Founder & Pastor, North Point Ministries; Host, Your Move with Andy Stanley ; Best-Selling Author

Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries (NPM) in 1995. Today, NPM consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of nearly 130 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 185,000 people weekly. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, which delivers over 10.5 million messages each month through television and podcasts and author of more than 20 books, including his brand-new book releasing in 2022, Not In It to Win It, as well as Irresistible; Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets; The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential pastors in America.

Vanessa Van Edwards (GLS Premier, Business & Online)

Founder & Lead Behavioral Investigator, Science of People; Internationally Acclaimed Speaker; Best-Selling Author

Vanessa Van Edwards is the national best-selling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which has been translated into 16 languages. Over 36 million people have seen her on YouTube and in her viral TED Talk. Her behavior research lab, Science of People, has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, and on CNN, CBS, and many more. For over a decade, Vanessa has been leading corporate trainings and workshops to audiences around the world, including SXSW, and MIT, and at companies including Google, Dove, Microsoft, and Comcast. Her much-anticipated upcoming book, Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication is due out March 1st, 2022.


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YOU HAVE INFLUENCE…and your leadership matters!

Invest in your leadership and join hundreds of thousands of curious, growth-minded, change-driven women and men like you for The Global Leadership Summit.

You will experience rich, high-impact, inspiring sessions, and learn from a diverse faculty who will share their wisdom and practical perspective to support you in your leadership growth.






With just 20 – 50 people you can hold your own Global Leadership Summit! Gather your staff team, invite your congregation, rally your connect group, or even consider hosting your local community for what could be a life-changing experience!

This ultimate empowerment option allows you to shape the facilitation to your specific situation or group dynamic and run GLS at your own venue and across multiple session, times or dates until end April 2023.

There is still time! Contact GLN SA to request to host your GLS HUB by sending an email



GLS will be available as a dynamic one-day ONLINE leadership experience featuring a high-quality program and using a simple to access platform. This option provides accessibility and flexibility for every person across South Africa seeking to grow their leadership.


Actionable LEADERSHIP insights and INSPIRATION!

Whether you’re a business leader, CEO, pastor, teacher, nurse, student, artist, parent, doctor, volunteer, entrepreneur, or simply finding your place, you have influence. Every day you impact those around you through your influence—for better or worse, in both big and small ways. During a season that may have depleted your energy, stunted your growth or left you in the dark, it’s time to rediscover a new hope for your future in order to amplify the positive difference you can make.

Your leadership matters. When you invest in developing your leadership skills, you also give back to everyone around you. You strengthen your relationships, build trust in your team, innovate toward a better future and face challenges head-on with fresh perspective—not only do you thrive, but your family thrives, your business thrives, your church thrives and your community thrives.

For more than 25 years, The Global Leadership Summit has delivered leadership insights with attendees reporting positive outcomes. (based on independent research by Excellence in Giving).


Gain insights from a WORLD-CLASS leadership faculty

Experience an exceptional program to help you forge ahead with clarity of vision and new energy.

Global Leadership Summit always features world-class speakers. Past alumni have included Craig Groeschel, Patrick Lencioni, T.D. Jakes, Marcus Buckingham, Simon Sinek, Juliet Funt, Dr Henry Cloud and John C. Maxwell just to name a few!

We know our world-class faculty will share their distinct perspectives, inspiring and equipping you with practical skills you can apply right away.

South Africa Speakers confirmed as follows:







DR HEIDI GRANT (GLS Business only)

BOB IGOR (GLS Business only)

GLS HUB to reach more people than ever before!

We are so excited that you are considering hosting a GLS HUB. As a leader in your community, you understand when leaders get better, whole communities get better too, so this is a perfect opportunity to empower the women and men within your circle of influence, at your church and in your community.

Here are some basic requirements to be a part of the HUB movement:

  • Minimum group size of 10 people or more.
  • All participants need to register.
  • Event must be held before the end of April 2023.
  • 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 1-day event or across multiple days or sessions.
  • Live music and catering are optional.

As a GLS HUB host, we will provide you access to our Quicket registration portal, allowing for greater automation and empowering you to communicate directly with your group delegates.

  • Access to real-time registration list
  • Ability to email those in your group (e.g. for parking or catering requirements)
  • Share your group name (or unique URL) to have others join

We will also provide you:

  • All pre-recorded speaker content (4 video session files) 
  • GLN South Africa’s video facilitation (or you can do your own live)
  • Event Hosting Guidelines
  • Event Marketing assistance
  • Ongoing support for GLS Hub Hosts

What ATTENDEES are saying

Each year the GLS is an infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration. Here’s why leaders prioritise the GLS.

“I have found GLS to be transforming at both a ministry and personal level. It will encourage and equip you to grow whatever area of leadership you are in.”  Toni Rehrmann, Director of Baptist Women NT

“The GLS has positively affected our church culture, our leadership health, the vibrancy of our vision and the effectiveness of our methods.”  Casey Wolverton, Lead Pastor Caboolture SDA Church

“The GLS puts people in front of us to remind us of who we are. It reminds us that our leadership matters, wherever we are—what we do and who we are really matters. And then it stretches us to be better.”  Albert Tate, Pastor, Fellowship Church

“The Summit gave me the practical leadership tools I needed to make my vision for my nonprofit a reality. It’s one thing to dream. It’s another to be able to lead people in the fight.”  Rebecca Bender, CEO & Founder, Elevate Academy

Still have Questions?

We want to make attending or hosting GLS as simple as possible. If you have any further questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Want more information? See our FAQ


Register yourself and your team to join us for GLS to be inspired, equipped and encouraged in leadership.





Does everyone attending GLS22 require their own ticket?

Yes. We ask that you honour our request that every person who attends GLS22 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 has been confirmed as follows:


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 GLS22.

Are concession rates available?

We have intentionally reduced the ticket price for GLS22 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?

No, all GLS22 registrations are non-refundable.

However if you make a written request a month in advance then we will consider it.

Please note that catering is prepared well in advance therefore we are unable to accept late cancellation requests for credits.

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 and in the GLS Notebook, 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)
  • GLS22 Digital Notebook – Downloadable before the event and during the event.
  • 7-days Video-on-Demand for GLS Online ONLY (NOT 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 Kits
  • GLS22 programming content to run your GLS Hub
  • Real-time access to Quicket ticketing updates
  • Ongoing Support from our GLNA team

Every individual registration includes:

  • GLS22 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 2022.

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 GLS22.

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

Yes! 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 20 – max 50 people.
  • All participants need to register via our website.
  • Event must be held during a 6-week period from 10 October –  end November 2022.
  • 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